Bromsgrove Sporting FC
Nuneaton Town FC
Nuneaton Town FC win 2 – 4 on penalties.
C Jones (93′)
Full time
K Mitchell (89′)
Tue 16 Jan 19:45 – Cup Attendance 317

Bromsgrove Sporting 1-1 Nuneaton Town: Boro’ win 4-2 on Penalties

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Nuneaton Town fielded a squad that featured eight Academy players as they beat Bromsgrove Sporting in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

The rearranged 2nd round Birmingham Senior Cup tie looked destined for penalties as both sides played out a stalemate until the late drama of the final minutes. Kairo Mitchell‘s goal looked like it would be the winner as his 89th minute strike broke the deadlock, however, Craig Jones headed home from a free kick in stoppage time to send us to penalties.

Regulation passed mostly without incident, Andre Olukanmi and Mitchell troubled the Bromsgrove defence with their pace but chances were at a premium. Kelvin Langmead, making his first start of the season after a long spell out injured, marshalled Boro’s defence and kept Sporting’s front man Jason Cowley relatively quiet. Both keepers had quiet evenings but stepped up when called upon. Elliott Taylor made a magnificent double save in the 55th minute to deny Connor Deards early in the second half, and Reece Francis also impressed when called in to action, tipping a Ryan Richmond effort round the post at full-stretch.

As the game looked destined to finish 0-0, Josh Steele pursued the ball furiously and set Olukanmi away down the left. The pacey winger beat his man and pulled the ball back to Mitchell who fired past Francis for what looked sure to be the winner. Bromsgrove didn’t let their heads drop and when they won a free kick out wide on the left, Jones rose highest to head past Taylor. With the 90 minutes up Referee Ben Cooke blew the final whistle and both teams prepared themselves for penalties.

Boro’ went first in the shape of Billy Daniels, he converted to Francis’ right for a 1-0 lead. Josh Quaynor levelled before Ryan Richmond restored Nuneaton’s advantage. Jason Cowley pulled the sides level again but Kairo Mitchell stepped up to put Boro’ 3-2 ahead. Taylor dove to his right and kept out Holt’s effort, but Jean Jhonnes was foiled by Francis to keep Bromsgrove in touch. Dan Preston sent his spot kick high over the bar to keepthe score at 3-2 after four spot kicks each. It was left to Joel Dielna to take the crucial penalty, Francis dived to his right and got a glove on the ball put the Frenchman’s spot kick was powerful enough to beat him and hand Boro’ an insurmountable 4-2 lead.

Perhaps the real story of the night was the performance of the Academy players who looked right at home amongst the first team. Obaro Edobor and Jamal Adams were solid defensively and Ashley Elliott consistently broke up opposition play allowing Jean Jhonnes to create in midfield. Josh Steele, who replaced Edobor at half time, was a threat on the left hand side and played a huge part in the goal and Ryan Richmond looked a goal threat after his second half introduction. Nuneaton move on to the quarter-final where they will entertain Walsall on a date to be arranged.

Key moments

89:00
Goal Kairo Mitchell scores for Nuneaton Town FC
90:00 +3:00
Goal Craig Jones scores for Bromsgrove Sporting FC

Highlights

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90:00 +6:00 Yellow Card
Max Loveridge is yellow carded for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
90:00 +6:00 Yellow Card
Andre Olukanmi is yellow carded for Nuneaton Town FC
90:00 +3:00 Goal 1 – 1
Craig Jones scores for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
90:00 +2:00 Yellow Card
Ashley Elliott is yellow carded for Nuneaton Town FC
89:00 Assist
Andre Olukanmi makes an assist for Nuneaton Town FC
89:00 Goal 0 – 1
Kairo Mitchell scores for Nuneaton Town FC
83:00 Yellow Card
Liam Holt is yellow carded for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
77:00 Blocked Shot
Ryan Richmond has a shot blocked for Nuneaton Town FC
75:00 Missed Shot
Liam Holt misses a shot for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
74:00 Saved Shot
Ryan Richmond has a shot saved for Nuneaton Town FC
71:00 Missed Shot
Kairo Mitchell misses a shot for Nuneaton Town FC
69:00 Saved Shot
Andre Olukanmi has a shot saved for Nuneaton Town FC
66:00 Sub Off
Kelvin Langmead is substituted off for Nuneaton Town FC
66:00 Sub On
Ryan Richmond is substituted on for Nuneaton Town FC
61:00 Saved Shot
Jason Cowley has a shot saved for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
60:00 Saved Shot
Sean Brain has a shot saved for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
56:00 Missed Shot
Max Loveridge misses a shot for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
55:00 Saved Shot
Connor Deards has a shot saved for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
55:00 Saved Shot
Connor Deards has a shot saved for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
47:00 Blocked Shot
Kairo Mitchell has a shot blocked for Nuneaton Town FC
46:00 Sub On
Josh Steele is substituted on for Nuneaton Town FC
46:00 Sub Off
Obaro Edobor is substituted off for Nuneaton Town FC
End of period 1
30:00 Blocked Shot
Jack Wilson has a shot blocked for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
24:00 Missed Shot
Connor Deards misses a shot for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
23:00 Saved Shot
Max Loveridge has a shot saved for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
14:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Bromsgrove Sporting FC
9:00 Missed Shot
Billy Daniels misses a shot for Nuneaton Town FC
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As it happened

  • Bromsgrove Sporting FC
  • Nuneaton Town FC
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  • Obaro Edobor Sub Off 46:00′
  • Josh Steele Sub On 46:00′
  • Kelvin Langmead Sub Off 66:00′
  • Ryan Richmond Sub On 66:00′
  • Liam Holt Yellow Card 83:00′
  • Kairo Mitchell Goal 89:00′
  • Andre Olukanmi Assist 89:00′
  • Ashley Elliott Yellow Card 90:00 +2:00′
  • Craig Jones Goal 90:00 +3:00′
  • Andre Olukanmi Yellow Card 90:00 +6:00′
  • Max Loveridge Yellow Card 90:00 +6:00′

Team selection

Bromsgrove Sporting FC
  • 1. Reece Francis
  • 2. Guy Clarke
  • 3. Josh Quaynor
  • 4. Max Loveridge
  • 5. Craig Jones
  • 6. Dan Preston
  • 7. Connor Deards
  • 8. Liam Holt
  • 9. Jason Cowley
  • 10. Sean Brain
  • 11. Jack Wilson
  • 12. Aaron Roberts
  • 13. Brendan Kelly
  • 14. Danny Morris
  • 15. Nathan Binner

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