BROMSGROVE Sporting made up for missing out on the Worcestershire Senior Urn by smashing four goals past Stafford Town this week as they moved ever closer towards lifting the Midland League Division One title.

Sporting boss Paul Smith was absent for the unsuccessful penalty shoot-out with Highgate United while away sunning himself in Benidorm.

But Smith was back in time to see the Stafford victory and remains in a hurry to wrap up the title which could be achieved as early as this Saturday at home to Studley providing Sporting can beat Leicester Road tonight (Tuesday).

Smith will continue his policy of ringing the changes and confirmed: "I need to keep mixing things up to keep the squad mentally fresh.

"As a result, all the players are putting in a shift and buying into what I'm trying to do. The great thing at Stafford was the fact we didn't look tired at all.

"We were missing the likes of Dan Morris, Liam Spink and Sam Wills while Robbie Bunn had to go on the bench after being held up in traffic on the M6 following a crash.

"It just goes to show how well the squad is playing when you have players of that stature unavailable.

"I'm hoping to get over the winning line sooner rather than later.

"But I've also got one eye on going through the season unbeaten in the league. That means there can be no let-up right until the end of the season because every game counts.

"It would be great to clinch the title on Saturday against Studley, but if not, it means we'll take a huge crowd to Pershore Town on Monday".

Bromsgrove Sporting are back at the Victoria Ground next Thursday as well, when they entertain Uttoxeter Town.