A TRIP to Lincolnshire awaits Worcester City this weekend as the Blue and Whites look to end a run of three straight defeats with victory in the first round of the FA Vase.
Ash Vincent’s men make the trip to Pinchbeck United on Saturday for a clash with the United Counties League side who play at the home of Spalding United FC.
City reached the first round of the Vase with a 5-0 win away at Wellington and a 2-0 win over Highgate United but go into this weekend’s game on a losing run which continued on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat at the Victoria Ground against Long Eaton United.
The home side’s inability to finish chances added to ill-discipline in and around the box once again cost three points on a disappointing afternoon.
City once again got off to a good start with plenty of possession and were rewarded early on with a fine solo goal from Liam Lockett. His driving run from just inside the visitors’ half ended with a neat finish from the edge of the box.
Jordan Harrison should have made it 2-0 on 30 minutes from a long Luke English throw-in but fired his shot high over the bar. City had another chance soon after when Demetri Brown crossed from the right for a tap-in but Harrison was unable to connect.
Long Eaton’s first chance did not come until the second half when a free kick wide on the left from Rhys Dolan was tipped over the bar by City stopper Dan Jezeph.
The equaliser came just minutes later when Jamie Smith needlessly lashed at a clearance when in plenty of space, the ball fell to Dolan on the edge of the box and he was brought down by Chris Withington.
Niall Towle stepped up and smashed the ball into the top-right corner.
City then gave away a penalty when David Kolodynski, who scored a hat-trick against City earlier this season, was brought down by Craig Jones.
Towle smashed home his second and soon after added his third with another penalty after English brought down Kameron Campbell.