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Late goal sink spirited Sporting
11:45am Monday 26th August 2013 in Local
Bromsgrove Sporting 2, Alvis Sporting 3
SPORTING produced a stirring fight back but their hopes of earning a share of the spoils were ruined as the visitors to the Victoria Ground bagged a last-gasp winner on Saturday.
The Rouslers had been trailing 2-0 but goals for Matt Poyner and Jake Brown looked to have got them a point but Leon Kelly pounced for Alvis in the 89th minute.
Former World Cup and Cameroon international Patrick Suffo created Alvis’ opening goal in the 32nd minute.
His free-kick was delivered onto the head of Christian Jordan, who directed his effort past keeper Jake Bedford.
Hitman Will Tibbetts nearly found a reply when he beat two Alvis defenders and fizzed a shot just wide.
Alvis bagged their second late on in the first half when Calvin Thompson sprung the host’s off side trap and calmly slotted the ball past Bedford into the bottom corner to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.
But Poyner made it 2-1 just before the break, firing home after good work by Stefan Ashman.
Bromsgrove emerged from the break a stronger side and should have been awarded a penalty ten minutes after the re-start when Tibbett’s was brought down.
The home side continued to pile on the pressure with shots from Snape and Ashman, both bringing acrobatic saves out of Alvis keeper Jack Hartopp, who had replaced Neil Colllett at half-time.
The away side were reduced to ten men when Liam McCafferty was sent off for lashing out at a Sporting player.
Bromsgrove took advantage of the extra man and substitute Jake Brown’s effort levelled the scores with a fine half volley.
But Kelly sealed Sporting defeat when he beat Bedford in a one-on-one.
Sporting: Bedford, Mander, Edwards, Taylor (C), Checketts, Gleadow, Tibbetts, Wilkinson, Poyner (Brown, 79), Snape (Richards, 60), Ashman (Priest, 72).
Subs not used: Clarke, Darby Alvis: Collett (Hartopp, 46), Hayes, Taeba, Jordan, Whailing, McCafferty, Thompson (C), Evans, Kelly, Suffo, Doherty.
Subs not used: Taylor, Johnston, McKiernan, Hartopp, Fitzharris (Doherty, 25).
Attendance: 249. Referee: J Price (Hagley).
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