17th Feb, 2020

Adders tie is incentive in Vase test

Rob George 15th Jan, 2020

A TRIP to Atherstone Town awaits in the last 16 of the FA Vase if Worcester City can overcome Coventry United in their delayed fourth-round clash at the Victoria Ground.

Heavy rain was the only winner on Sunday (January 12) with a waterlogged pitch forcing the game to be called off at 11.30am. Both sides will try again this evening (Wednesday).

The weather could again prove to be the winner as rain was forecast for Bromsgrove last night (Tuesday).

Should the game go ahead, City will be bidding to mark their first appearance in the latter stages of an FA competition in nearly 20 years with a win to set up a trip to Warwickshire outfit Atherstone.

Having earned their fourth-round place with a 2-1 extra-time win over Shepshed Dynamo at the Victoria Ground, the Blue and Whites will meet Midland Premier Division rivals and current table-toppers Coventry at the Victoria Ground.

Not since City tackled Telford United in the FA Trophy last 16 in 2000 have they gone this far in a national competition.

Ash Vincent’s men go into the game with some bookies offering odds of 25-1 for them to lift the trophy in May.

If the Blue and Whites emerge on top, they will travel to Atherstone on Saturday, February 8.

The Warwickshire side have enjoyed good form in the cup competitions this season and hammered an injury and suspension ravaged Malvern Town 10-0 in a third-round replay last month.

Following the Road to Wembley, City return to league action on Saturday with the visit of promotion-chasing Sporting Khalsa to the Victoria Ground (kick-off 3pm).

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