WORCESTER City now have three goalkeepers on their books after signing former Evesham United shot-stopper Sam Gilder ahead of this weekend’s Midland League Premier Division clash against Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
Gilder was released by Bishops Cleeve this week and City manager John Snape has acted quickly to bring the 30-year-old to the Victoria Ground.
The former Cinderford Town keeper had his first training session with Worcester on Tuesday night and will fight Matt Gwynne and Dan Jezeph, who is dual registered with Tamworth, for City’s No.1 jersey for Saturday’s trip to second-from-bottom Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
Last season’s West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division champions have won just one of their opening eight games since their promotion while the Blue and Whites will be searching for their sixth consecutive league win.
Their fifth victory on the spin came on Saturday when they thrashed Nottinghamshire outfit Dunkirk 6-1, a result which moved them up to fourth in the table.
Dunkirk took the lead inside the opening minute through Anthony Wright before City drew level after 17 minutes when Jordan Stoddart nodded home from Liam Lockett’s corner.
The visitors then moved ahead four minutes before the break, with Jordan Harrison firing into the net beyond a rooted Alex Smith.
Eight minutes into the second period, George Forsyth bundled the ball in from another Lockett corner for 3-1.
A rampant City added their fourth goal after 64 minutes, with Kyonn Evans on hand to tap in at the far post after latching on to Josh Willis’ cross-cum-shot.
Adam Osbourne bagged the fifth ten minutes from time before Harrison netted his second and City’s sixth goal five minutes later to complete the rout.
After Saturday, City welcome Leicestershire side Quorn to the Victoria Ground on Wednesday night (7.45pm KO