19th Sep, 2019

City need to regain scoring touch to bounce back – Carl

Rob George 27th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City boss Carl Heeley has urged his side to hit the goal-scoring trail once again when they welcome lowly Altrincham to the Victoria Ground on Saturday.

The Blue and Whites put four past 21st-placed Stalybridge Celtic in their last home clash and Heeley will be hoping for more of the same when the 20th-placed Robins come to town.

Jim Harvey’s men have won just one game all season and conceded 36 goals in 14 Vanarama National North games.

Heeley’s men will go into the game needing a boost after a 5-1 reverse at high-flying Darlington last Saturday.

But the City boss believes his side have exhibited more confidence at their adopted Bromsgrove home when they have hit the back of the net.

“Confidence has come from scoring goals especially against Stalybridge, when they start moving the ball as they did they have shown they are a very good side,” he said.

“If we can keep scoring goals like we have done all season then we can climb the table.

“If we took all the sloppy mistakes we have made this season out we’d probably be in the play-off positions so it is frustrating but were we in are in mid table.”

City had an afternoon to forget in Bishop Auckland against Darlington as they fell to their heaviest defeat of the season.

The hosts took the lead in the 19th minute when defender Gary Brown rose highest from a corner and Mark Beck repeated the trick seven minutes later to hand Darlington a lead they never looked like giving up.

Just before the break, Beck once again got his head to the ball, powering it past City keeper Ryan Boot to make it 3-0 at half time.

The second half started much the same as the first had ended as Darlington won a corner and Beck smashed home to complete his hat-trick on 47 minutes after City failed to clear.

Substitute David Syers completed the rout before City managed to grab a consolation through Ebby Nelson-Addy.

Meanwhile, City’s trip to Curzon Ashton next Saturday (November 5) has been postponed due to the latter’s FA Cup-tie.

The fixture has been rearranged for Monday November 28.

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