THE ROAD to Wembley kicks off for Worcester City this weekend when the Blue and Whites welcome Stone Old Alleynians in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.
Due to a clash with landlords Bromsgrove Sporting, City’s tie has been moved to Sunday (August 11) at 3pm as Ash Vincent’s men go in search of another famous cup run.
City’s home campaign began on Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over South Normanton Athletic.
Vincent’s charges recorded their first three points of the Midland League Premier Division campaign after being on the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller at Newark Flowserve on Saturday (August 3).
A late onslaught was not enough to earn City a share of the points on the opening day of the season.
After going into the interval 2-1 behind at promoted Newark, City pressed forward in search of an equaliser but the home side stretched their lead with a brace from Sam Agar including the decisive fourth goal from the penalty spot.
Hot-shot Jak Jeys was brought into the action for City in the closing stages and made his mark within ten minutes.
He was brought down eight yards outside the box and fired home the resulting free-kick before turning home Luke English’s cross from close range to raise hopes of a last-gasp share of the spoils.
City, however, were unable to keep up the onslaught in the remaining minutes as Newark wound the clock down and it was the home team who nearly added a fifth goal.
Meanwhile, City have completed a deal for midfielder Colin Smith, who had been with Lye Town last season, while keeper Ted Cann has joined from West Bromwich Albion on a short-term loan.