PERSHORE Town played a big part in National Non-League Day on Saturday as their encounter at Bromsgrove Sporting was one of four matches featured as part of the nationwide initiative, but unfortunately the visitors came away empty-handed after a 3-0 defeat.
A crowd in excess of 553 were in attendance for the Midland Football League Division One match, which before kick-off featured Kick It Out’s anti-racism campaign and saw both teams wearing special T-shirts as part of the warm-up.
Town started well and were unlucky to go behind in the 15th minute against the promotion hopefuls when Simon Fitter scored with a 20-yard free kick which just went past keeper Andy Yarnold’s outstretched arm into the corner of the net.
Town continued with a spirited performance but fell further behind on the stroke of half time when Liam Spink – recently recruited from Redditch United – netted.
An encouraging start to the second half saw Danny Carter’s shot just pushed over the bar by the Sporting keeper and Town created other chances but they were unable to convert them.
However, Sporting were a threat at the other end as Yarnold made three good saves and the final goal was scored by Sean Brain in the last minute when, having been put through, he drilled his shot into the far corner.
Town face another much-fancied team when Hinckley AFC visit the 2020SolarPV Stadium on Saturday.