20th Jul, 2019

City aiming to emerge victorious from Dunkirk trip

Rob George 6th Sep, 2018

WORCESTER City chairman Steve Goode believes there’s a new buzz and positivity around the club on and off the pitch.

Goode was part of a shake-up after succeeding Anthony Hampson as chairman last month, while three new directors

joined the board.

After a disappointing start to the season, City have chalked up four wins in a row after last night’s 2-0 Premier Division win against AFC Wulfrunians and a face a trip to Nottinghamshire side Dunkirk on Saturday.

In a website message to fans. Goode said: “It’s been a hectic start, but things are coming together and everything has been positive, it’s great to see fans with a smile on their faces.

“On the pitch, it’s been bit of a rocky start, but as the players are getting to know each other’s strengths the results are beginning to come and speaking on behalf of the board, we are all pleased with the efforts being shown.

“It’s great to see the young lads performing and the more experienced players playing there part in helping the young boys develop.

“Something else to mention is the leadership during games, which is refreshing to see.”

After picking up just one point from their opening three games, a run of results which left them languishing in 18th, John Snape’s men have risen to ninth.

City’s latest victory came with a smash-and-grab 2-1 success away to Leicestershire side Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday.

The Blue and Whites took just 11 minutes to break the deadlock at the Dovecote Stadium as Tyler Weir netted with a neat near-post finish.

The visitors were then reduced to ten men nine minutes before the break when Jamie Smith was given a straight red card for supposedly denying Ryan Robbins a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

City held their narrow advantage going into the final ten minutes but Shepshed’s pressure eventually paid off in the 81st minute when Jordan Smith headed home from Karl Whymark’s free-kick.

However, the drama was far from over when City snatched all three points in the third minute of stoppage time.

A long punt from keeper Dan Jezeph was flicked on by Kyonn Evans into the path of substitute Liam Lockett and he lifted the ball over the onrushing Brandon Ganley for a sensational winner.

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