HOTSHOT COLLINS PUTS US THROUGH
DMC Bromsgrove 0 Yeltz 2
14 November 2000
Oh yes - we've actually won a cup tie! Two first half goals from the prolific Ross Collins against fallen "giants" Bromsgrove put us through to the next round of the League Cup. Hurrah!
Saturday brings fellow strugglers Folkestone to The Grove in another important league game. However, next Tuesday's game against Burton MAY (not confirmed yet) be called off as they have players in the League representative team. More news on this as soon as I hear for certain either way.
Match Report from DJ
Bromsgrove Rovers: Gabbidon; Southwick (Beard 59), Ulfig, Townsend, Frost, Turpin, Benbow, Burgess, Pountney, Burrow, Biddle (Cameron 87). Subs: Philpot
Halesowen Town: Quy; Comyn, Ford, Owen, W. Lloyd, Collins (P. Lloyd 77), Cartwright, Sutton (Aldridge 60), Payne (Williams 67), N. Smith, Hines
Goals: Collins 44, 45 Booked: None Referee: S. Bratt (Walsall) Attendance: 233
Phil Wood was serving a one-match suspension, so there was just one change to Saturday's line-up and it resulted in another satisfying clean sheet victory for Halesowen on a chilly Bromsgrove evening.
Bromsgrove were keen to start putting their off-the-pitch troubles behind them but failed to deliver in front of goal. Andy Quy saved well from Richard Burgess in the 34th minute and Mark Benbow headed the following corner over when well placed. Quy then saved well at Craig Pountney's feet before Halesowen tied up the game in a two-minute spell just on half-time. Jason Owen saw a dipping shot turned away for a corner by Nore Gabbidon and although the corner was cleared, Ross Collins drove the ball into the corner of the net. With Collins growing in stature with each game, he made it 2-0 in first half injury time by heading home a Les Hines corner.
Bromsgrove huffed and puffed in the second half without really creating much danger and it was Halesowen who should have increased their lead as they broke away on several occasions down the slope. Stuart Payne and Peter Sutton both missed opportunities with Hines also going close. Substitutes Ian Aldridge and Mark Williams then combined only to see Gabbidon produce a fine save five minutes from full time.