20th Jun, 2019

Heeley hails 'outstanding' City defence

Worcester Editorial 9th Sep, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

JOINT manager Carl Heeley has lauded the ‘outstanding’ Worcester City defence after their goalless draw at Stockport County.

The Blue and Whites kept their first clean sheet of the season as they earned a point at Edgeley Park, with the back five of Nathan Vaughan, Alex Gudger, Kieran Morris, Tom Sharpe and Tyler Weir instrumental in that.

It has been a difficult start for newcomers Gudger and Morris — having seen their side concede 16 goals in seven games before Saturday — but Heeley said his defence showed what they can do at fourth-placed County.

“The number of goals we have conceded this season has been a problem,” Heeley said. “And the manner in which we have conceded them, lots have been down to individual mistakes and lapses in concentration.

“Going to Stockport — arguably the toughest place you can go in the league — you have to be defensively solid and resolute and I thought defensively we were outstanding.

“It was a real gutsy, gutsy performance.

“Tom Sharpe has used his experience and will hopefully get better and better but you can’t go without mentioning all the team.

“There were good performances all round; Alex Gudger at left back did superbly well; for Kieran Morris, that is the biggest game he has played in by a country mile and I thought he acquitted himself superbly well.

“Credit to them, I am proud of all the boys I thought they were outstanding.”

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