City suffer heavy defeat at Stockport - The Worcester Observer

City suffer heavy defeat at Stockport

Worcester Editorial 7th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

Stockport County 4-0 Worcester City

Skrill Conference North

WORCESTER City succumbed to their first defeat in six games after losing heavily to Stockport County in their Skrill Conference North encounter.

County dominated the first half and were 3-0 up before the break, thanks to goals from Kyle Jacobs, Phil Jeavons and Rhys Turner, before Jeavons scored again in the second half to complete the victory at Edgeley Park.

Danny Glover missed a late penalty for City, who are leapfrogged by Stockport in the table, and now find themselves in 19th place.

The home side were ahead within ten minutes, Iain Howard’s quick throw found Jacobs on the edge of the box, and the right back lashed the ball over Jose Veiga into the top of the net.

The Hatters doubled their lead on the half hour mark after Robert Lofthouse’s diagonal ball found Turner, who took a touch and prodded past an advancing Veiga.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors shortly before half time when Howard drilled a cleared corner back into the box, and Jeavons was there to flick the ball home, despite strong suspicions of offside.

Any hopes that the 82 travelling fans had of a miracle come-back were shot when Jeavons rifled home a stunning left foot drive into the top corner to put the hosts 4-0 up.

City rallied for the last ten minutes, with substitutes Ebby Nelson-Addy and Aaron Williams combining and the latter having his shot cleared off the line.

The visitors did get their chance to grab a consolation goal in the 86th minute after the referee awarded City a penalty for handball but Danny Glover struck his effort wide of the post to sum up City’s day.

Manager Carl Heeley had no complaints following the game.

“From what I’ve seen today, Stockport were the best team we’ve played,” he said.

“It was certainly the best performance against us. Looking at their league position I think it’s clearly their best performance of the season by some distance I would think.

“And that coincided with us. For the first time in a dozen games, we haven’t really turned up and we’ve been way off it today and thoroughly deserved what we got.”

City will be hoping to bounce back when they face Calor Southern League Division One Central side Rugby Town at Aggborough in the FA Cup third qualifying round tomorrow (Saturday) kick off 3pm.

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