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Earlswood Town 1 Bromsgrove Sporting 0: Sam Hawker seals it for Earlswood against Bromsgrove Sporting

On a heavy pitch not conducive to good football Earlswood took all three points by virtue of a 1-0 victory and put a dent into Sporting’s title aspirations

On a heavy pitch not conducive to good football Earlswood took all three points by virtue of a 1-0 victory and put a dent into Sporting’s title aspirations.

Earls kicked off in front of a sizable crowd and it was Richard Taylor in the Earlswood goal who was first into action saving well from Nash.

And a couple of minutes later Sam Wells had an effort well saved by the Bromsgrove keeper after a flick back by Charisma Aboglahor.

Earls took the lead after 18 minutes following a spell of pressure when Sam Hawker finished off a move by hitting the ball into the net from close range.

Former Earls player Matty Ross stood firm in the Bromsgrove defence and broke up a number of Earlswood attacks but was lucky not to concede a penalty in the 32nd minute when he brought down Aboglahor in the penalty area but the referee waived play on.

Towards the end of the half Sporting went all out for the equaliser but two minutes before half time Richard Taylor kept them out with a good save.

Taylor was soon in action early in the second half with a good save and his throw out sent Earlswood on to the attack with the Bromsgrove keeper making a good save from an Aboglahor shot.

After this Bromsgrove got on top for a spell as they went for the equaliser and the Earlswood defence was stretched but stood firm with Batchelor in control.

Although Earls were creating breaks, Ross stood firm in the Bromsgrove defence and towards the end of the game they got on top as they went for the equaliser, but Earls defence alongside Taylor stood firm to gain all three points.

 

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