serena doc martens Defeat for Rovers Rocester 1 3 Bromsgrove Rovers 1 2 Dr Martens League Western Division
The Greens took the lead after just seven minutes whenRocester ‘keeper Rob Poskett failed to gather a corner taken from the left by Matt Beard and the ball curled directly into the net.
Rocester drew level after 25 minutes when captain Richard Owen’s defence splitting pass gave Chris Rawlinson the chance to send an angled drive through Gabbidon’s legs.
Poskett then did well to keep out a shot from Mark Benbow while Shaun Bedward saw Rocester defender Barry Woolley clear his shot off the goaline as Bromsgrove strove for an interval lead.
But 20 minutes later Bromsgrove were back on level terms when a cross from the right appeared to be turned into his own net by Rocester defender Woolley.
Rocester’s winning goal came inthe 78th minute when Rawlinson’s looping cross from wide on the left was pushed against his own crossbar by Gabbidon and Danny Hobby reacted first to head the ball into the empty net.
Rovers: Gabbidon, M Beard, Ulfig, Townsend, S Frost,
Biddle (sub Bayliss 57 mins), Benbow, J Beard (sub Turpin 57 mins), Bedward, Crawford (sub Humphreys 62 mins),