LIVE updates from our man at Glanford Park, Jonny Bonell, where Worcester City aim cause another major upset with a win against Scunthorpe United in the second round of the FA Cup.
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Once again, Worcester City defy absolutely all of the odds. Paddy Madden put the hosts ahead in the first period by Carl Heeley’s men came out in the second period full of purpose and belief and Daniel Nti smashed home less than 60 seconds after the break to set up a replay at Aggborough. Worcester have once more done the Conference North proud. Thanks for following today.
FULL-TIME: Scunthorpe United 1-1 Worcester City
90min: Madden tries a chip on Vaughan which is comfortably held.
90min: Two really good chances for City on the break. Williams was set up on the edge of the box but blazed well over before Deeney’s curling effort was well held by Slocombe.
4 minutes added time.
90min: City fans jubilant in the away end as the clock strikes 90.
87min: City defending extremely resolutely and a fabulous tackle by George Williams down the Scunthorpe left wins his side a throw in.
84min: And there is a chance, Adelakun played in Madden in the box and the striker rolled Hutchison and fired an effort which Vaughan parried away.
82min: Time ticking away here at Glanford Park, City look confident on the ball but you do feel there is one more chance left in this one.
78min: SUB: Dunkley comes on for Jordan Murphy in City’s final change of the game.
75min: Real frustration growing in the Scunthorpe players and fans. 15 to go.
71min: Deeney and Geddes try the same free-kick routine which worked so well a few weeks ago, but the latter curls the effort over. Gater is replaced by Danny Jackman.
68min: SUB: Sparrow comes on for Kee in the hosts final change. Symons also comes off for Nick Wright in City’s first change.
63min: A trademark burst from George Wiliams on the right saw him cut open the home defence but he sliced his shot wide. Real cup tie feel to the game now.
60min: What a chance for Scunthorpe to go back infront. Adelakun’s drilled effort was brillaintly saved by Vaughan and when the follow up fell to the feet of Kee you thought the net would ripple. But the wide man somehow placed his shot past the post.
58min: Real groans of discontent from the home faithful now. They are watching their side be outplayed by the Conference North outfit.
55min: Worcester well on top now. Weir took on three Scunthorpe defenders before his effort was deflected wide. Symons just blazed over from the following corner after the ball was spilled. All City.
52min: Whatever Heeley said at half-time had the desired effect, City playing with real confidence now. Look every bit as good, if not better, than Scunthorpe.
51min: City fans, who haven’t stopped singing all game, absolutely raising the roof now. A few ran onto the pitch as their celebrations spilled over but was well marshalled.
More on goal: Unbelievable start to the second half from City. Tyler Weir set up a cross which Murphy looked to be heading home, his contact wasn’t great but as the ball was bobbling inside the Scunthorpe box Nti reacted quickest to smash home and send the Worcester fans into raptures.
46min: GOAL: Scunthorpe United 1-1 Worcester City – Daniel Nti
SUB: Marcus Williams brought off for Hakeeb Adelakun at the break from Scunthorpe.
Attendance: 5606 (2026 Worcester)
– Teams are back out and the second half is underway.
City have more than matched their League One counterparts but find themselves a goal down thanks to Paddy Madden’s 36th minute strike. Llera’s free-kick was tipped onto the bar and Madden reacted quickest to tap home. Signs of frustration are creeping into the City game as their foul count is rising. No real chances to note for the underdogs, Ellis Deeney’s speculative 35-yard strike the closest they have come. Cup tie very much still alive, though.
Half-time: Scunthorpe United 1-0 Worcester City
45min: Scunthorpe should have doubled their lead right at the end of the first period. Taylor’s effort was well saved by Vaughan and Thomas’ poor clearance fell straight to Bishop on the edge who slashed wide.
43min: Williams cross finds the head of Murphy but he doesn’t make decent contact and it is easily saved.
37min: SUB: McSheffrey is brought off for Myrie-Williams for the hosts.
More on goal: From the resulting free-kick Llera’s strike took a nick and was tipped onto the bar by Vaughan, but Madden was quickest to the rebound to tap home.
36min: GOAL: Scunthorpe 1-0 Worcester City – Paddy Madden
32min: All kicked off here. Scunthorpe broke on the counter and Weir was adjudged to have brought down Hawdridge on the edge of the box. City’s full-back disagreed and Billy Kee ran over and shoved the Worcester man. Both players subsequently booked.
30min: Bishop drives into the box and goes down under pressure from Deeney. Half-hearted appeals waved away by the ref.
24min: Thomas robs Madden in the middle of the park and as the ball bounces up he strikes a sweet half-volley from fully 30-yards which is well held by Slocombe.
22min: Captain Neal Bishop now down on the floor for the hosts following a strong challenge from Geddes.
20min: McSheffrey now fires one harmlessly wide from about 25-yards for the hosts.
17min: Brilliant defending by Hutchison keeps the scores goalless here. Thomas gave possession straight to Madden in his own half, he played in Taylor but the striker shot was blocked behind by Hutchison. Corner comes to nothing.
16min: Good spell of possession and passing results in a speculative 35-yard drive from Deeney which goes well wide.
13min: Closest we have come to a goal as Llera plays McSheffrey in down the right and the striker fizzes an effort which Vaughan does well to beat away.
11min: Hawbridge did well down the right and fizzed a cross in which Madden tried to finish acrobatically and failed badly. Well wide for Scunthorpe.
10min: Gater avoids a booking for a crunching challenge on Bishop. Thomas also receives a warning from the ref for a rash lunge on Taylor.
9min: Weir and Symons combined well on the left with the latter crossing for Nti. The striker’s flick was held by Slocombe.
7min: Free-kick is delivered to the back post where Madden’s floated header is comfortably taken by Vaughan.
5min: Worcester fans, who have packed out the stand behind the goal, in fine voice. Nti concedes a needless free-kick on Marcus Williams on the left hand side.
4min: McSheffrey is back on his feet and play is back underway.
3min: McSheffrey down early on for Scunthorpe following an aerial challenge with Hutchison, break in play while the physio is on the pitch.
– The teams are out and we are about ready for kick-off.
– Away end starting to fill up as we head to within half an hour of kick off. Heeley said before the encounter he was not surprised City had sold out their entire 2,200 allocation.
– Here are today’s starting line-ups:
Scunthorpe United: Sam Slocombe; Sean McAllister, Paddy Madden, Neal Bishop (C), Terry Hawridge, Lyle Taylor, Billy Kee, Gary McSheffrey, Marcus Williams, Miguel Llera, Alex Davey SUBS: Bobby Olejnik, Matt Sparrow, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Hakeeb Adelakun, Andrew Boyce, Kyle Wootton, Shaun Brisley.
Worcester City: Nathan Vaughan, George Williams, Tyler Weir, Graham Hutchison, Wayne Thomas; Connor Gater, Daniel Nti, Ellis Deeney (C), Sean Geddes, Jordan Murphy; Mike Symons SUBS: Danny Jackman, Jacob Rowe, Nick Wright, Tristan Dunkley, Michael Taylor, Shabir Khan, Jose Veiga.
Referee: Graham Salisbury
– In a month full of positives for the Blue and Whites, Heeley and midfielder maestro Sean Geddes have both scooped the Vanarama North monthly awards. Read about it here.
– Welcome to Glanford Park where Carl Heeley’s men will be looking to do the unthinkable and secure their passage to the FA Cup third round with a victory over League One Scunthorpe United. To see our preview ahead of today’s game click here.