Non-League Week: Bromsgrove Get A Sporting Chance

As we get ready to enter Non-League Day, we are nearing the beginning of the end of a farcical ten month period in the history of football in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove. Recent years have seen a number of long standing clubs cease to exist, and in most cases a new club has been formed to keep the interest of the fans, and the spirit of the club alive in the respective town or city. Most of these clubs have experienced teething troubles of one sort or another and a lot of these clubs haven’t been able to return immediately to their spiritual home (if they were able to return there at all). There have been a few exceptions to that rule, as clubs such as AFC Telford United and FC Halifax Town have been able to continue playing where their previous team “left off”, so to speak. Another one of those clubs, who appeared to have “retained” their ground were Bromsgrove Sporting. Bromsgrove Sporting were formed out of what would become the ashes out of Bromsgrove Rovers, who were expelled from the Southern League earlier this month. Rovers have spent the last ten years with problems emanating from various owners, including the unpopular proposal to “merge” the club with Redditch United (which would have seen the merged side take Redditch’s place in the Conference North, wear Rovers’...

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