WORCESTER City kicked off their pre-season in resounding fashion with a comfortable victory over Bishops Cleeve.
Carl Heeley and Matt Gardiner’s men travelled to Gloucestershire on Saturday for their first fixture of the schedule building up to their Vanarama National League North campaign.
After falling behind to an early Jordan Bryan strike, City responded as Ellis Deeney’s free kick crashed off the woodwork and hit the Bishop Cleeve keeper before going over the line.
Daniel Nti then won, and converted, a penalty to make it 2-1 as Worcester started to take control.
Kyle Haynes’ cross was inadvertently turned home for the second own goal of the game and Sean Geddes also slammed home to add a fourth before the break.
No goals followed in the second period, although Bishops Cleeve did miss a penalty, but trialists Sam
Minihan, Kieran Morris and George Nash all got a run out for the Blue and Whites.
All three were looking to stake a claim for a place in next season’s squad as Worcester travelled to Bedworth United yesterday (Tuesday) in their second pre-season friendly.
Two teams will also be sent to games on Saturday when Coventry Sphinx and Stratford Town the opposition.