BROMSGROVE boss Bren Kelly says his side's title challenge is over after their disappointing draw with Barton Rovers.

Sporting let a two-goal lead slip as they drew 2-2 at the Victoria Ground on Saturday.

Josh Quaynor and Rich Gregory had netted the team's 100th and 101st goals of the season before the visitors hit back to share the spoils.

Kelly thinks a late title charge is now out of reach for the Rouslers.

He said: "I was disappointed but I'm trying not to be because it's hard to criticize the players after how well they have done.

"To get into the top two is one thing but to stay there as long as we have takes some doing.

"It was just a patchy performance on the day and we had no rhythm or fluency.

"That said, we still had 29 chances in the game and on another day it could have been very different. You just can't legislate for individual errors.

"You also have to give credit to Barton Rovers because they did well and have cause a lot of the top teams real problems this season.

"I do now believe that the title is a bridge too far for us."

The manager is determined to carry some momentum into the Southern League Central Division One play-offs, starting with this Saturday's home clash against Cambridge City (3pm kick-off).

He added; "Momentum is key heading into the final part of the season as well as the play-offs and that is what we must make sure we have.

"We're still on a good unbeaten run but we must react this weekend.

"The one thing this group has done when you look back over our results is hit back after they have had a setback.

"My team talk will be easy this Saturday. They are a proud and determined group and they'll want to put it right."