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Tue 27th Mar 2018 @ 19:45 - Victoria Ground Attendance: 508
Bromsgrove Sporting
6 - 0
Loughborough University
Referee: Midland Football League Premier Division

Goalscorers
Richard Gregory (2)
Jason Cowley (19)
Richard Gregory (48)
Jason Cowley (60)
Guy Clark (64)
Dom Botton (o.g.) (90)
None
Starting Line-ups
Reece Francis
Aaron Roberts
Jack Wilson
Josh Quaynor
Craig Jones
Daniel Morris
John Pykett
R’mar Murray
Liam Armstrong
Jason Cowley
Richard Gregory
Jake King
Jordan Slack
Harry Clibbens
Luke Moran
Charlie Lewis
Jacob Croud
Kumbirai Mutamba
Ben Last
Cameron Gordon
Matthew Crookes
Alex Dinsmore
Substitutes
Bradley Carter
Guy Clark
Nathan Binner
Harry Harris
Drew Canavan
Max Bardsley-Rowe
Dom Botton
James Stallan
Substitutions
Guy Clark -> Craig Jones (57)
Harry Harris -> Liam Armstrong (67)
Drew Canavan -> R’mar Murray (67)
Max Bardsley-Rowe -> Alex Dinsmore (60)
Dom Botton -> Ben Last (70)
Yellow cards
Jason Cowley (15)
Aaron Roberts (82)
Dom Botton (82)
Red cards
None None
Match Report | Programme
RICHARD GREGORY marked his return from suspension with a brace in Bromsgrove Sporting’s 6-0 demolition of Loughborough University.

The former Stafford Rangers frontman netted after just two minutes, latching on to R’Mar Murray’s throughball before sending two Scholars defenders to the floor and firing home into the far corner.

Loughborugh should have been level nine minutes when Alex Dinsmore got in behind Daniel Morris but he could only fire into the side netting from a tight angle.

The outcome of Tuesday’s match might have been different had that chance gone in and nine minutes later the visitors were punished for not taking their big chance.

Centre-half Daniel Morris’ low shot was pushed up into the air by Jake King who dropped the ball to give Jason Cowley an easy finish from close range to make it 2-0.

Sporting continued to dominate proceedings with John Pykett and Gregory watching efforts curl just wide of the mark while Liam Armstrong missed a gilt-edged just before the break, skewing wide after capitalising on a defensive error.

But it did not take long for the Rouslers to make certain of the points with Gregory firing in a clever finish from an Aaron Roberts cross to make it 3-0 after 48 minutes.

Gregory thought he had claimed his hat-trick just four minutes later when he glanced home from Josh Quaynor’s cross but the ‘goal’ was ruled out for offside.

However, the fourth did come on the hour mark when Cowley lashed in at the near post to bag his third goal in two games.

Four minutes later it was 5-0 when Cowley hooked Quaynor’s corner back across goal to where substitute Guy Clark was on hand to head into the far corner.

The game tailed off somewhat for the next 20 minutes before Sporting came close to adding a sixth, King denying Gregory a hat-trick with his feet from close range.

However, the hosts did make it 6-0 in the second minute of stoppage time.

Cowley managed to weave his way in at the near post and just as his shot was about to cross the line, Harry Clibbens hacked the clearance away from danger only for it to rebound off Dom Botton and back into the net.

With Coleshill Town losing 2-0 at Highgate United, Sporting returned to the summit of the table with a one-point lead with a game in hand.

Report courtesy of Craig Gibbons (Bromsgrove Standard)