Match Info & Preview - Bromsgrove Sporting v Stourbridge

Match Info & Preview - Bromsgrove Sporting v Stourbridge

By Nigel Gregg
6th September
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Less than a fortnight since the two teams met for the first ever time in competitive action, they now lock horns again in the Emirates F A Cup.

Emirates F A Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Saturday. 7th September 2019 - kick-off 3 pm

Ground address - The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcs. B61 0DR

From the M5 Junction 4 - Follow the signs for the A38 towards Bromsgrove. Continue on A38 at the junction with M42 island (J1). After half a mile turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto the Birmingham Road. Go across the mini-roundabout with the Crabmill public house on the left. After approximately 100m the ground will come into view on the right.

CAR PARKING - Supporters should park at the Heart of Worcestershire (HOW) college (B60 1GN), a 7-minute walk to the ground and easy access to the A38, or on the Stourbridge Road car park (B61 0AB). Please avoid parking in Victoria Road.

ADMISSION PRICES: Adults - £10, Senior & Student (with valid student card) - £7, Youth (12-17) - £5, Under 12 (to be accompanied by an adult) – free of charge.

Stourbridge will be in their change colours of blue and black striped shirts, black shorts and blue socks.

COACH TRAVEL - The two supporters' coaches are now FULL.

The Glassboys Bar will be open from 12 noon to 1.30 pm and supporters travelling by coach can obtain ONE FREE PINT (or a soft drink for under 18's) from the bar.

The CLUB SHOP will be open between 11.45 am and 12.30 pm for the sale of replica shirts and other leisurewear and merchandise.

IMPORTANT - Further to the previous announcement, the coaches will now be picking up from OUTSIDE THE GROUND (rather than Old Wharf Road) at 1.30 pm.

The fare is £5 for all those travelling.

If you are now unable to go, please, out of courtesy, contact Jim McComish on 07966 568767 to advise him.

Coach 1 is for supporters only.

Coach 2 will be for club officials and staff along with more supporters.


Stourbridge are back on the FA Cup trail this Saturday but they face a stiff first test as they look to emulate their recent outstanding and consistent competition record.

Ian Long's side make the short journey to fellow Premier Division Central outfit BROMSGROVE SPORTING. The two sides met as recently as the August Bank Holiday Monday when the Glassboys emerged narrow 2 - 1 winners at the War Memorial Athletic Ground.

Stourbridge will be forced into a defensive reshuffle as Jordan Williams serves a 1-match ban following his sending-off at Peterborough Sports last Saturday. New signing Cody Fisher is available for selection following his midweek arrival from Stratford Town.

Kyle Finn has now returned to Hereford FC after his month's loan, which will give him the opportunity to try and impress new Bulls boss Russell Slade following their recent change of manager. All at the Club wish him well!

The visitors have a number of ex-Glassboys on their books and of course Leon Broadhurst has been a major part of our wonderful FA Cup memories over the last ten years, but now he will be out to enjoy similar experiences with his new club.

Jake Heath has now left Sporting, but other ex-Glassboys still on their books include Robbie Thompson-Brown, Josh Quaynor, Kieren Westwood, Kyle Perry and Nathan Hayward.

If Saturday's match ends in a draw, the replay will be at Stourbridge FC on Monday, 9th September - kick-off 7-45 pm.

The winning club will pick up £4,500 from the FA Cup prize fund with the losers receiving £1,500.

The winners will go forward to Monday's 2nd Qualifying Round draw when the step 2 National League North and South clubs enter the competition.

Note - Should neither Stourbridge or Rushall draw on Saturday, the Glassboys will head to Rushall Olympic on Tuesday night in the Southern League Cup Preliminary Round for our first visit since the Pics installed a 3G pitch at Dales Lane.

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