18th Feb, 2020

City bidding to stop the rot against basement boys

Rob George 23rd Feb, 2017

CASH-STRAPPED Worcester City travel to basement side Altrincham in a desperate hunt for three points against a side which has won just one game all season.

The Blue and Whites head into Saturday’s game without a win in 13 league and cup matches.

City have not won in the Vanarama National League North since a 2-1 triumph over AFC Telford United on November 12.

Caretaker manager John Snape will be hoping to inspire his young side to end their wretched run of form against an Altrincham side which has earned just ten points all season and look destined for the drop.

With City facing four of the current top six in their final four games, the Blue and Whites need to start putting points on the board.

Rotherham United defender Tom Rose has joined City on a one-month youth loan.

The Shrewsbury-born defender put pen to paper on a short-term deal, having previously enjoyed spells with Stocksbridge Park Steels and Sheffield FC.

His arrival follows the departure of Colby Bishop to Boston United as the City board continue to cut costs.

As part of the cost slashing, Aaron Brett, Callum Devlin and Tyreece Ruddock have been promoted to the first team for the remainder of the season.

City tumbled into the relegation zone after a 2-1 defeat against FC Halifax at the Victoria Ground.

The first half was an even affair with the defences coming out on top before a crazy second period saw the Yorkshire side come away with the points.

Confusion at the back between Ethan Ross and Jordan Keane saw Matty Kosylo pounce on a free ball, drilling low into the bottom corner.

Halifax then doubled their lead five minutes later after tall substitute Tom Denton rose highest to head in off the bar.

City were handed a lifeline in the 63rd minute as Keane was bundled to the floor in the box.

Tyler Weir stepped up and slid the ball home, only to later be given his marching orders by the referee who showed the full back a second yellow card.

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