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In-form City look to extend run at Harrogate

Worcester Editorial 22nd Nov, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City will look to stretch their unbeaten record to 11 games today (Saturday) when they make the long trip to North Yorkshire to face Harrogate Town in the Conference North.

The Blue and Whites have not tasted defeat since September 20 and their latest success came courtesy of a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Midlands rivals Leamington at Aggborough last Saturday.

Nick Wright bagged his first goal in four games against the Brakes, and the striker will be looking to add to his tally of five so far this campaign.

Wayne Thomas sat out the game with a facial injury picked up in the historic 2-1 win over Coventry the week before, but manager Carl Heeley was hopeful the experienced defender would be back for the trip.

City’s boss also said goalkeeper Jose Veiga, who suffered a gash to the knee when the two sides met last month, wasn’t too far away from making a return.

Worcester won that game 2-0, thanks for goals from Wright and Jordan Murphy, despite having Thomas in goal for 89 minutes of the encounter.

After a poor start to their Conference North campaign, without a win in their opening five games and only securing three victories in their first 14, Harrogate have picked up their form of late and sit just a place behind Worcester in 12th.

Three wins in their last four games have lifted them just two points behind today’s opponents and James Walshaw will be looking to keep his rich vein of scoring going, having bagged five in his last four.

Manager Heeley said: “Of course we are confident, we are doing really, really well.

“But Harrogate won’t be easy, it will be a lot tougher going up there than it was here, so we know anything we get there we will have to work hard for.

“It is going to be a tough trip for us but we are confident because we are going very, very well at the moment.”


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