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Heeley pleased away day 'burden' has been banished

Worcester Editorial 7th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

CITY boss Carl Heeley admitted he was pleased to see the ‘burden’ of Worcester City’s first away win banished after his side won 2-1 at Gainsborough Trinity.

Saturday’s (October 4) was the first three points the Blue and Whites have secured away from Aggborough so far this campaign and George Williams ten-minute thunderbolt was also the first time City have found the back of the net on their travels.

Sean Geddes added a second before half-time but Connor Higginson ensured it would be a grand-stand finale with a strike 15 minutes from time, however Heeley was delighted with the steel his team showed.

“The performances have been good, it’s just about converting your chances and we’ve finally scored a goal on our travels,” he said.

“It’s been a long time coming, but hopefully now that burdens gone and we can move on.

“I’ve been around the game a very long time and I’ve been through many different spells were you can’t win at home, you can’t win away, you can look at all these stats but ultimately it’s the number of points you get and how many games you win.”

Saturday’s success was slightly marred by the injury to striker Mike Symons and winger David McDermott, who join Wayne Thomas and Tristian Dunkley on the list of absentees.

“They’re not slight blows to us, they’re major blows,” Heeley added.

“We haven’t got a big squad, we’re missing Wayne Thomas and Tristian Dunkley so to lose another couple of players is very frustrating.

“But it is what it is, there’s no good moaning about it, we’ve just got to get on with it.”

City travel to rivals Leamington on Saturday (October 11) in the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round.

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