FOOTBALL: Buoyant City’s Boston bid to keep on the road to Wembley - The Worcester Observer

FOOTBALL: Buoyant City’s Boston bid to keep on the road to Wembley

Worcester Editorial 1st Dec, 2023   0

A PLACE in the last 32 of the FA Vase is the reward as Worcester City welcome Boston Town to Claines Lane tomorrow (Saturday)

The free-scoring Blue and Whites will tackle the United Counties Premier Division (North) side on the back of a roller-coaster 4-3 win over Cinderford Town in the Marsh Challenge Cup on Tuesday (November 28).

Goals from Jamie Insall, Liam Lockett, Kyle Belmonte and Reece Day handed Chris Cornes side success despite a hat-trick from Jack Fox for the visitors.

The victory keeps City in the hunt on four fronts ahead of a busy December for the Blue and Whites with Saturday’s clash the first of nine fixtures in the next four weeks.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Slimbridge at Claines Lane brought an end to the recent winning run but the point keeps City just one behind leaders Corsham Town with a staggering four games in hand.

Meanwhile Worcester Raiders will make the journey to bottom of the table Wantage Town looking to get back to action after Wednesday’s nights clash with Highworth Town was postponed.

Raiders will look to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Highworth Town at Sixways.

Karl Gormley’s men will be boosted with the arrival of midfielder Jack Horrell from Malvern Town as well as young defender Oliver Jones on a one month loan.

And speaking about his move to the sixth-placed Hellenic League side, Jones said:

“I’m happy with the move, progressing with a good side as well as a good set of fans.”

Resurgant Malvern Town will be looking to continue their fine three-match winning streak when they tackle Tavistock Town.

The Hillsiders have risen to tenth in the Southern League Division One (South) following a notable November which continued on Saturday with a 2-1 over Mousehole at the HD Anywhere Community Stadium.

Town came from behind to secure an excellent three points from a hard-fought encounter.

After the visitors edged in front when Turner made room for a strike and lashed home on 56 minutes.

But the Hillsiders hit backthrough Carrick Hill after the ball pinged around inside the area tto level matters.

Town took the lead on 82 minutes when Jordan Annear played Jack Watts through one-on-one and he stayed cool to guide the ball home.

In the closing stages, a tremendous leap from Josh Bishop saw him claim a high cross into the area as the home side saw the game out to claim an excellent three points.

Malvern sit just four points from the play-off places having scored and conceded a 31 goals so far this season.

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