FOOTBALL: Leaders City bid to keep winning run on the road - The Worcester Observer

FOOTBALL: Leaders City bid to keep winning run on the road

Worcester Editorial 5th Jan, 2024   0

TABLE-topping Worcester City travel to Mangotsfield United this weekend after three games in five days ‘away’ from home.

Chris Cornes men were forced to decamp to Malvern Town’s HD Anywhere Community Stadium over the festive period.

City drew 3-3 with Fairford Town on Saturday and won 3-0 against Highworth Town on New Year’s Day.

The Blue and Whites waterlogged Claines Lane home forced the postponement of the much-anticipated Boxing Day derby with Raiders.

But the temporary exile has not harmed City who returned to the top of the Hellenic League with a comeback 4-2 win over Roman Glass St George on Wednesday (January 3).

Second half goals from Calvin Dinsley, Kyle Belmonte and Dylan Hart completed a comeback win in Bristol. Cityity went into the break 2-1 down despite a goal from skipper Adam Mace.

The result leaves City a point clear of fellow title chasers Corsham Town, although City still have three games in hand.

Saturday’s (January 6) clash with mid-table Mangotsfield kicks off at 3pm.

New faces for Raiders

Meanwhile a new-look Worcester Raiders will look to be the second city team to win at Roman Glass St George in four days when they travel to Bristol tomorrow (Saturday).

Raiders will look to bounce back from their New Year’s Day 3-0 reverse to Mangotsfield United at Sixways.

Joint managers Jordan Lewis and Glen Stich have welcomed six new faces since taking charge.

Former Pershore Town ace Curtis Townley became the latest new addition when he signed on Wednesday (January 3).

He joins dual registration signings Mikel Ian Brown and Jabba Ahmed following three defeats in a row.

Lewis and Stich have also added former Wrexham, Redditch United and Birmingham academy graduate Khaellem Bailey-Nicholls from Coventry Sphinx and former Malvern Town winger Sam Judge.

Former Walsall academy forward Ade Francis and Daniele Reka have also arrived at Sixways ahead of the new year.

Malvern Town meanwhile will bid to return to winning ways after their recent good form came to a shuddering halt with three festive defeats.

The Hillsiders fell to a 2-1 defeat at Cribbs on New Year’s Day  despite a late reply from Ben Hayes.

Town welcome Yate Town to the HD Anywhere Community Stadium on Saturday (kick off 3pm)

In a New Year’s message to supporters, chair Chris Pinder said:

“Above all, I would like to pay homage to all the players and managers who are proud to put on the Malvern Town badge and give maximum effort for our club.”

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