CITY will be looking to put their penalty shoot-out heartbreak to one side when Dunkirk visit the Victoria Ground in the FA Vase this weekend.
The Blue and Whites were eliminated from the Worcestershire Senior Cup on Monday 5-4 on penalties after a crazy 5-5 draw against local rivals Malvern Town.
Braces from both Aaron Brett and Jordan Harrison saw City play their part in an enthralling first half which saw the teams go into the break level at 4-4.
Town keeper Charlie Weaver was forced off before half-time with a shoulder injury and, with no keeper on the bench, defender Harry Wickett donned the gloves for the second half.
Despite their advantage, City were unable to kill the game off and fell 5-4 behind when Matt Turner notched his fourth of the game and put Town within 30 minutes of a place in the next round.
Luke English headed wide on 86 minutes before he converted a last-gasp effort at the far post, despite Wickett’s best efforts, to send the game to penalties.
The Hillsiders hit the target with all their kicks which left Marco Adaggio with the responsibility of sending the tie to sudden-death but Wickett completed a night to remember with a save to secure a memorable triumph.
Ash Vincent’s men return to cup action on Saturday with the visit of Dunkirk to the Victoria Ground.
City then face eight games in 28 days in a packed November which kicks off with the visit of the Nottinghamshire side.
The Blue and Whites have reached the second round on the back of a 5-0 win at Wellington and a 2-0 victory over Highgate United before a 3-0 first round win at Pinchbeck United.
Meanwhile Dunkirk made their way to the second round with a 2-1 win at Hucknall Town in round one.