FOOTBALL: Goal-getting City tackle Town in bid for Casuals Vase clash - The Worcester Observer

FOOTBALL: Goal-getting City tackle Town in bid for Casuals Vase clash

Worcester Editorial 27th Oct, 2023   0

FREE-SCORING Worcester City will bid for a place in the second round of the FA Vase when they try again against Sleaford Town.

Tomorrow’s (Saturday) clash comes seven days after the initial fixture was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following the deluge caused by Storm Babet.

The winners of the clash will travel to Wolverhampton Casuals in a tie to be played on Saturday, November 11.

The Blue and Whites go into the game on the back of a 4-0 win over Hellenic Division One side Calne Town on Tuesday (October 24) to progress into the next round of the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup.

With slightly depleted numbers through suspension and unavailability, City named a strong side following 10 days without a fixture due to the weekend postponement in the FA Vase.

Haydn Whitcombe continued in goal, whilst Cam Monteith took the place of Adam Mace after his red card from the Corsham league victory. Lorcan Sheehan also came into the back four in place of Kirk Layton.

City managed to find the breakthrough on 22 minutes when Monteith’s cross found Jamie Insall in the box and he made no mistake.

Chris Cornes men doubled their lead two just minutes later following a Liam Lockett corner as Lorcan Sheehan rose highest to head his first City goal, much to his delight.

After the break City remained in control and dominated possession of the ball and chances.

Cornes made changes with roughly 20 minutes to go, first with Day and Hart entering the field in place of Insall and Dinsley, and then Batchelor for Thompson-Brown.

The changes to the line-up paid off and with 10 minutes to go, Lockett sealed the victory to put City 3-0 up.

James Batchelor added the cherry on top of the cake with a fourth and his first City goal for the youth prospect.

Meanwhile Worcester Raiders will be looking to react on the field after Tuesday’s 7-0 humiliation at Whitchurch Alport which ended the club’s run in the FA Vase.

Despite being 2-0 down at the break, a second half to forget in Shropshire saw Raiders fall to the Midland Premier Division outfit.

Karl Gormley’s men travel to mid-table Mangotsfield United looking to continue their fine start to the Hellenic League campaign which has seen rise to third behind City and Corsham Town.

Meanwhile Malvern Town travel to Bishops Cleeve looking to make it two wins from two after their 3-1 win over Exmouth Town on October 14.

The Hillsiders go into Saturday’s clash after a 14 day break following their elimination from the FA Trophy earlier this month.


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