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FOOTBALL: Raiders bid for Shay to stay as Glass set for Sixways visit

Worcester Editorial 3rd Nov, 2023   0

RAIDERS boss Karl Gormley has revealed the club are looking to hang on to in-form hitman Shay Willock after the forward hit the target in the win over Lydney Town.

The Sixways side advanced to the next round of the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup on Tuesday (October 31) with a 2-0 win in Gloucestershire with goals from Willock and Dale Edwards getting the Raiders back to winning ways.

And ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) Hellenic League clash with Roman Glass St George, Gormley said he hoped to keep Willock.

“Shay’s outstanding, we’re such a better team with him in the squad, we’ve had him on a three-month loan and he’s eight or nine weeks into it,” he said.

“We’re speaking to Alvechurch (Willock’s parent club), they’re a good club who have always looked after us so the longer we can keep him the better.”

Gormley was delighted to get a win on the board after a recent run of defeats against a good side in Lydney.

“Once the goal went in we were a lot more comfortable and the last 20 to 25 minutes I thought we were in complete control.

“It was a young side out there and they came through with flying colours and the management team are over the moon.”

Meanwhile, free-scoring Worcester City will look to continue their charge at the top of the Hellenic League when Mangotsfield United visit Claines Lane tomorrow (Saturday).

The Blue and Whites amassed 11 goals in three games with Wednesday night’s 5-1 hammering of Hereford Lads Club following a 2-0 win over Sleaford Town in the FA Vase last Saturday.

A 4-0 win over Calne Town in the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup completed the goal glut for a City side which has hit more than 50 goals in all competitions including 46 in the league.

Braces from Liam Lockett and Kyle Belmonte and a late fifth from Jamie Insall saw City to their ninth win in a row in all competitions with the triumph over Hereford Lads Club.

City boss Chris Cornes made just the one change to his starting line-up from the Sleaford Town win on Saturday, with Jamie Insall coming in to replace the unavailable Izak Reid.

Elliott Hartley also returned to the squad with a place on the bench, in the only other change to the squad.

Malvern Town welcome Frome Town to the HD Anywhere Community Stadium tomorrow for their first home game since the end of September.

The Hillsiders will look to continue their recent improvement which continued on Saturday with a 0-0 draw at mid-table rivals Bishops Cleeve.

Kick off is at 3pm.

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