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Second loss for Brocton FC

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

By Dave McLean

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AFTER going unbeaten in the league all season, Brocton have now lost two of their last three games, going down 3-2 at Bromsgrove Sporting.

Nevertheless, the Badgers can still take confidence from the five-point lead they still hold at the top.

Just five minutes into the match at Bromsgrove a Paul McMahon chance was smothered by home keeper Jake Bedford.

There were chances at both ends in the early stages and t he breakthrough came on 18 minutes when Sam Bell got beyond full back Chris Duggan on Brocton's right and fired in a low cross which McMahon converted.

The lead was short-lived as in Bromsgrove's next attack the referee over-ruled an offside flag to pull play back for a free kick for an earlier offence. The ball was swung into the area and Lewis Clarke skimmed a header beyond Adam Whitehouse.

On the half hour after a combination of passes between Lomas and Andy Bourne put Bell free and McMahon met the perfect cross with a header.

This time the Badgers' lead lasted even less time than the previous one as Mark Bellingham forced the loose ball home following a corner.

Bromsgrove then took full advantage of their strength in the air when Clarke bagged his second with a firm header. Brocton continue their defence of the Les James Cup at home to Coventry Copsewood on Saturday (3pm) and travel to Stafford Town on Boxing Day (11.30am) .

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