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City back in league action against familiar foes Leamington

Worcester Editorial 14th Nov, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AFTER securing an historic success over Coventry City, Worcester City turn their attention back to the Conference North tomorrow (Saturday) as they host Leamington.

The Blue and Whites take on the Brakes for the fourth time in five weeks when they welcome the Warwickshire outfit to Aggborough.

Having beaten Paul Holleran’s men 2-0 in an FA Cup third qualifying round replay, after drawing the first game 1-1, and coming from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw in their last league outing, City will go into the game high in confidence.

That confidence will be boosted by their weekend heroics at the Ricoh Arena, where a Sean Geddes brace dumped the 1987 winners out of the FA Cup and secured a memorable victory watched by more than 3,000 travelling fans.

The win means Worcester are now on a nine-game unbeaten run, winning six of those, and haven’t tasted defeat since September 20 at then league leaders AFC Fylde.

Carl Heeley has an almost fully-fit squad to chose from ahead of the game, only Jose Veiga remains on the sidelines with a gash to the knee which he suffered in the 2-0 success over Harrogate.

A promising start has faded away for the West Midlanders who have only won once in their last seven in all competitions.

Their last league success came back on October 4 when they thumped Hyde 4-0. Leamington currently sit in 14th on 18 points with Worcester two places above them on 21 points.

Both sides have games in hand on the teams around them.

Manager Heeley said: “We are getting very familiar with them, we certainly know the way they play and I think they’ll know a little bit about us.

“We have got plenty of players to chose from, whether we swap it around or not, but we are trying to keep the unbeaten run going because it is a key factor in our performance at the moment.

“We have had three tight games against them and I’m sure this weekend won’t be any different. The league is very important to us and we have got to forget about the cup now, that will take care of itself in December.”

A live blog will be available for the game on www.worcesterobserver.co.uk online.

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