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Leaders end Sporting's unbeaten run
11:04am Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
Bromsgrove Sporting 0 Bolehall Swifts 2
By Conor Rees
SPORTING slipped to defeat as table-topping Swifts extended their good start to the Midland Combination Premier season with a 2-0 win at the Victoria Ground.
Bolehall created the first chance inside the opening ten minutes when Chris Sturridge-Parker attempted to chip Sporting keeper Jake Bedford from just outside the box but his effort was high of the target.
Sturridge-Parker had an opportunity to better his previous long range effort in the 19th minute. Bedford rushed out of his box to clear a long ball from Bolehall, his headed clearance fell straight to the feet of Sturridge-Parker who struck the ball into an empty net from around the 25 yard mark.
Sporting emerged a better side after half time, a team that looked like they could get that equaliser. Winger Will Tibbetts latched on to a low cross but his touch took the ball over the crossbar.
Ricardo Richards, who like Tibbetts got a hat-trick last weekend for Bromsgrove, had a great chance to get an equaliser for the Rouslersin the 53rd minute. A high diagonal ball out from the wing found Richards who brought the ball down inside the boxonly to shoot high and wide of the goal.
Despite Bolehall looking the weaker side in the second-half they was able to capitalise on the two missed chances from Sporting and extend their lead. Bromsgrove’s defence switched off for a brief moment allowing a through ball to put Bolehall’s Dave Yonwin clear through on goal and he then calmly slide the ball under Bedford.
Sporting didn’t let their heads drop and still produced some good attacking play in the final stages of the match. Richards was unlucky to have not been awarded a penalty when he was pushed over in the box, but referee Matthew Perry waved play on.
Jacob Snape had the final effort of the game, he wriggled through a few tackles and found room to shoot at goal, but his shot was hit straight at Bolehall keeper, McNulty.
The loss ends a four game unbeaten run in the league for Sporting.
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