FREE-SCORING Worcester City will aim to make the latter stages of an FA competition for the first time in nearly 20 years when they tackle Shepshed Dynamo at the Victoria Ground.
The Blue and Whites welcome Dynamo to Bromsgrove on Sunday (December 1) in an FA Vase third round tie (3pm).
Victory for Ash Vincent’s men will take them into the last 32 of an FA competition for the first time since City tackled Telford United in the FA Trophy in 2000.
City are in the third round of the Vase for the first time having scored 13 goals in the run so far, conceding just one.
City go into Sunday’s clash after suffering their first defeat in five games as they fell 3-2 on a heavy pitch at Coventry Sphinx, conceding three times from set pieces.
The visitors found it extremely hard to produce the same high levels of football which had produced a staggering 15 goals in their last two games.
The Blue and Whites took the lead in the Midland League Premier Division fixture at Sphinx Drive when Sean Brain was put through 15 yards in Sphinx’s half by Chris Withington, and the striker outpaced the defence before beating keeper Tom Cross to make it 1-0.
But the goal was wiped out just ten minutes later when Scott Hammond headed home via the underside of the crossbar from a Lewis Noon set-piece.
A similar delivery, again whipped in by Noon, presented Sphinx with their second of the afternoon, this time finished by Charlie Faulkner from Lawrence Rawlings’ flick-on.
A third Sphinx goal to put the visitors in control before half time, as Faulkner smashed home his second from close range.
Worcester came out fighting after the restart and reduced the deficit to one on the stroke of the hour mark through Marco Adaggio.