17th Feb, 2020

City looking to finally turn tables on Saints

Rob George 31st Jan, 2020

WORCESTER City will look to end their Heather St John’s hoodoo with victory over their Leicestershire foes in a Midland League Premier Division clash this weekend.

The Blue and Whites tackle the men from the East Midlands at the Victoria Ground on Saturday (3pm), bidding for their first win of the season at the third attempt against the side currently fifth in the table.

A 2-0 defeat in the league in September came after the Saints dumped City out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at St John’s Park in August.

Ash Vincent’s men go into the game after drawing a blank in a 2-0 defeat to title contenders Coventry United who avenged their FA Vase defeat to City at the first time of asking.

Just two weeks after City battled past the Warwickshire side, the tables were turned as the home side scored two second-half goals.

United had several early chances but it was City who nearly scored first when keeper Reece Francis tipped Craig Jones’s header onto the upright.

Coventry took the lead after 52 minutes when Tyler Haddow headed home unchallenged from a Josh O’Grady corner.

Just two minutes later it should have been 2-0 after Sam Hall gave away a penalty, only for Matthew Gardner to blaze the resulting kick high over the bar.

However, the second goal finally arrived on 66 minutes from another setpiece. City gave away a free-kick on the edge of the box and O’Grady slotted past keeper Dan Jezeph with a fine finish.

City striker Marco Adaggio spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin which stifled any chance of pulling the game back and Coventry ran out deserved winners.

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