22nd Jan, 2019

Gwynne is aiming to keep it clean

Rob George 30th Sep, 2017

WORCESTER City shot stopper Matt Gwynne hopes the best is yet to come from the Blue and Whites as they look to push to the top of the Midland Football League Premier Division.

City host Shepshed Dynamo at the Victoria Ground on Saturday (kick off 3pm) fresh from their seven goal thriller at Boldmere St Michaels in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase at the weekend.

While Gwynne has admitted the club’s priority is the league, a good run in the FA Vase would be an extra bonus.

The keeper made the move from Westfields in the summer and has kept four clean sheets in his eight appearances so far.

“The aim is to keep as many clean sheets as I can because this team is always going to score goals,” he said.

“I can go a while without touching the ball. It’s hard to stay switched on but when I am called on I hope I am doing my job.

“I’ve always backed myself as a shot stopper. There’s a lot for me to learn but hopefully I can prove my worth to the team.

“I’m loving being at the club. I was at Westfields for six years so it was a decision to make but the right one for me because I think we are going to win things

Gwynne feels the best is yet to come from the Blue and Whites following the mass recruitment campaign which took place over the summer.

“I don’t think yet we have shown our best as a team and the lads know that,” he said,

“For me that’s exciting that we are winning games and still not at our best, we know its going to come.”

Joint boss Lee Hughes came off the bench to seal a 4-3 extra time win for City over their Boldmere hosts on Saturday.

Hughes lashed home from close range after City fell behind twice in a pulsating encounter with ‘The Mikes’.

Curvin Ellis put the home side in front after 13 minutes before strike duo Dave Reynolds and then Mark Danks ensured City were in front seven minutes after the break.

An equaliser from Nicky Dodd forced extra time and Joe Smith put the hosts ahead for the second time just 34 seconds into the additional 30 minutes.

Reynolds was on hand to bring the tie level before Hughes rounded off the magnificent seven with a close range header 11 minutes from time.

City now face Sherwood Colliery in the First Round of the competition at the Victoria Ground on Saturday, October 21.

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