BREN Kelly praised his ruthless Rouslers after they put eight past basement boys Leiston.

Bromsgrove bagged an 8-0 win over 10-man Leiston last Saturday to move seventh in the Southern League Central.

The win included hat-tricks for both Greg Mills and striker Mike Taylor as Sporting showed no mercy.

Kelly said: "It was a strange one because even though we deservedly went in 2-0 up at the break, it's still a dangerous scoreline even with them down to 10-men.

"We were very, very good in the second half and they couldn't live with us.

"It was a really pleasing performance, especially after the players had their confidence knocked a little after Tuesday."

The win followed last Tuesday's exit from the FA Trophy following a 7-2 defeat against Barwell.

Sporting are set to take on Coalville in the Southern League Challenge Cup on Tuesday but are without a game this Saturday.

The break may come at a good time for Bromsgrove after Nathan Hayward, Rich Gregory (both hamstring) and Tom Taylor (groin) picked up injuries.

There has also been a host of transfer activity at the Victoria Ground with goalkeeper Tony Breeden leaving to join Nuneaton Borough and full-back Tom Rankin heading to Redditch United.

Kelly did back his right-back target with the capture of Daniel Alessi from Hereford.

The boss was disappointed to lose Breeden but praised the character of Jono Brown as he stepped in to fill the gap after waiting in the wings this season.

"It was disappointing to lose him because it was a real coup to get him at the club in the first place," said Kelly.

"He's been a great player for us but the offer from Nuneaton was just too good for him to turn down at this stage of his career.

"Jono did brilliant last season and has been brilliant in training. I gave him the heads up that Tony might be leaving so he was ready to step in.

"He just picked up where he left off.

"I can't praise his attitude enough after he stuck around to fight for his place and was always available for training and always worked hard.

"He's now in a great position to fight for the number one shirt."

Kelly is now in the hunt for another goalkeeper as part of plans to add up to three more players to the squad.