Bromsgrove Rovers

Club Profile

First Played: 1994-5

Win Rate: 33% (from 6 games)

Last Updated: 04 July 2022

Bromsgrove Rovers lost their Conference status in 1996 – and never seemed to recover; going under amid tough times in 2010. It’s strange – because the early stages of the 2009-10 Southern League Division One Midlands campaign saw them start well enough. After going seven games unbeaten at the top of term, however, the first winding petition landed. The lease on their ground was also up at the end of that season too.

With the sale of Rovers still ongoing and closure threatened, the club limped to the end of the season. Meanwhile, a new club came to life and is called Bromsgrove Sporting. It was this club that got the lease to the Victoria Ground. Yet, Rovers were still due to share the stadium. Talks with Sporting collapsed after they revealed they couldn’t pay the hire charge. Aiming to occupy the ground regardless, a court order had them removed.

In August 2010, the Southern League kicked them out because they had no ground to play at.

And the club never kicked a ball in anger again.


Bromsgrove Rovers: The Facts

Who are Bromsgrove Rovers?

The Rovers (or the Greens) came to be in 1885, a seriously long time ago in anyone’s books. The fledgling club, at first, did their thing in the Studley & District League and called at least four places their pad. By the time the Victoria Ground became their enduring home in 1910, they had passed in and out of the Birmingham & District League (1898), joining the Birmingham Combination in 1908. There wasn’t a change in scene after that ’til the mid-1950s, when the competition was absorbed by the Birmingham & District League.

The Birmingham & District League became the West Midlands (Regional) League in 1962, but it’s neither here nor there for the purpose of this tale. In 1972, Bromsgrove Rovers joined the Southern League and built up a head of steam over the next two decades from the Midland Division into the Premier. And the reward for that upward progress? In 1993, the club were crowned Southern League champions and, with it, came the prize of Conference football. Their first term was impressive enough, finishing second behind champions Wycombe.

A difficult second season for Rovers saw them finish four points clear of the drop, although not before an FA Cup Third Round appearance captured the attention and a narrow defeat at home to Barnsley.

Why do we know Bromsgrove Rovers?

In keeping their heads above water, it meant a first ever meeting between us and them had been assured. Up we came, and up we went against ’em less than a month into our debut Conference campaign. It didn’t go well for us. After the opening fixture, Boro’ wouldn’t win again for quite some time. Bromsgrove Rovers were one of the beneficiaries, winning 2-1 at the Victoria Ground in early September. By December and the return leg, however, our fortunes had improved and we’d got the hang of the whole Conference malarkey.

Bromsgrove Rovers: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 6 2 3 1 10 7 3 9 33%
Home 3 2 1 0 7 3 4 7 67%
Away 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2 0%
League 6 2 3 1 10 7 3 9 33%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Bromsgrove Rovers: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 09 November 1996

Saturday 21 September 1996

Saturday 09 December 1995

Saturday 16 September 1995

Saturday 03 December 1994

Saturday 03 September 1994

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