Don’t Count Us Out, Sporting’s Smith Warns

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Bromsgrove Sporting go into Saturday’s FA Vase semi final at Cleethorpes still very much in it according to its content manager Paul Smith.

The first game ended 1-1 but it could have been even better had unlucky Luke Edwards not put into his own let seven minutes after half time.

He said: “I think I would have taken this result going into the second leg. If you would ask the Cleethorpes manager, he would have probably said the same.”

But if the Owls were favouries before a ball was kicked, they will be even more so now.

“We know the situation,” Smith added. “They are a really good side, we know that, but we also know in the first half on Saturday we were much the better side. We were tremendous.

“The challenge is to go there and stay in the game for as long as possible. They were always going to have good spells and we accepted that – it will be the same up there, we’ve just got to go and give it everything we’ve got.”

But one thing will be on their side as they travel to Humberside.

“We are really good away from home,” the Sporting manager said. “We’ve got a good record which we are proud of so we won’t be rolling over for anyone.”

The second leg is this coming Saturday for a place at Wembley in a final against either South Shields or Coleshill Town.

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