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FT: Worcester City 1-1 Scunthorpe United (13-14)

Worcester Editorial 17th Dec, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

LIVE updates from our man at Aggborough, Jonny Bonell, where Worcester City aim to cause a major upset with a win against Scunthorpe United in their second round replay in the FA Cup.

The live update has now finished.


– Absolute heartbreak for Worcester City. Scunthorpe come out on top of a mammoth penalty shootout, winning 14-13. Wayne Thomas missed the crucial penalty, with Llera slotting the winner. 32 penalties were taken in total, it was a gripping end to a fantastic game in which an Ellis Deeney own goal was cancelled out by Sean Geddes’ strike. It is very cruel on City, but they have done themselves, and the Conference North, extremely proud. Thanks for following tonight.


Worcester 13 – 14 Scunthorpe – LLERA SCORES

Worcester 13-13 Scunthorpe – THOMAS MISSES

Worcester 13-13 Scunthorpe – TAYLOR SCORES

Worcester 13-12 Scunthorpe – WEIR SCORES

Worcester 12-12 Scunthorpe – HAWKRIDGE SCORES

Worcester 12-11 Scunthorpe – DEENEY SCORES

Worcester 11-11 Scunthorpe – WILLIAMS SCORES

Worcester 11-10 Scunthorpe – WRIGHT SCORES

Worcester 10-10 Scunthorpe – MADDEN SCORES

Worcester 10-9 Scunthorpe – GEDDES SCORES

Worcester 9-9 Scunthorpe – SLOCOMBE SCORES

Worcester 9-8 Scunthorpe – VAUGHAN SCORES

Worcester 8-8 Scunthorpe – DAVEY SCORES

Worcester 8-7 Scunthorpe – HUTCHISON SCORES

Worcester 7-7 Scunthorpe – BOYCE SCORES

Worcester 7-6 Scunthorpe – DUNKLEY SCORES

Worcester 6-6 Scunthorpe – BISHOP SCORES

Worcester 6-5 Scunthorpe – WILLIAMS SCORES

Worcester 5-5 Sunthorpe – SPARROW MISSES!!!!!

Worcester 5-5 Scunthorpe – JACKMAN MISSES

Worcester 5-5 Scunthorpe – ADELAKUN SCORES

Worcester 5-4 Scunthorpe – NTI SCORES

Worcester 4-4 Scunthorpe – LLERA MISSES!!!

Worcester 4-4 Scunthorpe – THOMAS SCORES

Worcester 3-4 Scunthorpe – TAYLOR SCORES

Worcester 3-3 Scunthorpe – WEIR SCORES

Worcester 2-3 Scunthorpe – HAWKRIDGE SCORES

Worcester 2-2 Scunthorpe – DEENEY SCORES

Worcester 1-2 Scunthorpe – WILLIAMS SCORES

Worcester 1-1 Scunthorpe – WRIGHT MISSES

Worcester 1-1 Scunthorpe – MADDEN SCORES

Worcester 1-0 Scunthorpe – GEDDES SCORES

Penalties await.


1 minute of added time here.

127min: Streaker on the pitch has momentarily stopped the game. He jumps back into the terrace and we are back underway.

126min: End to end stuff now. Can barely keep up with it. Time running out for both sides.

124min: Madden received the ball on the counter but his low drive is comfortably held by Vaughan.

122min: Yellow card: Sparrow goes in the book for a rash challenge, that after Llera headed an Adelakun corner straight at Vaughan.

120min: Marcus Williams beats Deeney too easily in the box but fires his effort into the near side netting.

118min: Nti does superbly well down the right to hold off his marker and win a free-kick in a dangerous position. Free-kick comes to nothing as Nti adjudged to be offside.

And we are back underway. 15 minutes remaining for either side to snatch a winner. Jackman on for Gater in City’s final change.

Half-Time in Extra-Time: Worcester City 1-1 Scunthorpe United

115+1: Dunkley bursts into the box and seems to be pushed but he stayed on his feet, which perhaps did him no favours.

115min: Adelakun crosses to find Sparrow at the back post but the substitute hits his effort past the near post. 1 minute of added time.

113min: A Worcester corner causes yet more problems in the Scunthorpe back-line. Gater tried to bulldoze his way through before Geddes fired over. The Iron just had their best chance of extra time as Madden found Adelakun in space in the box but he side-footed wide.

111min: Yellow card: Bishop goes in the book for a late challenge on Weir.

100min: SUB: McAllister is brought off for Hawkridge in a change for Scunthorpe.

98min: George Williams cut in from the right hand side and drilled an effort which flew just past the near post. City doing all the pressing.

97min: Yellow card: Marcus Williams goes in the book for the Iron for needlessly kicking the ball away.

95min: SUB: Nick Wright comes on for Jordan Murphy. Murphy receives a standing ovation, he’s been outstanding tonight.

93min: Madden’s driven effort from the corner of the box is met by strong hands by Vaughan who palms it behind for a corner. Corner results in a wayward effort from Davey.

92min: A series of early corners putting serious pressure on the Scunthorpe back-line once more.

– Extra time is now underway.

And that is that. What a gutsy, resiliant and at times fantastic display from Worcester City. They have once again come from a goal down to take League One Scunthorpe all the way, Sean Geddes continues his magic with the FA Cup by grabbing the equaliser after an Ellis Deeney own goal had the Iron ahead at the break. We have another 30 minutes (and maybe penalties) in store here.

FULL-TIME: Worcester City 1-1 Scunthorpe United

90+2: Nti cuts in from the left but fires his effort high and wide. That could be that.

3 minutes of added time at Aggborough.

88in: Thomas heads a clearance straight to Adelakun but the substitute fluffs his lines and drags the effort wide.

87min: Nti again leads the City charge. With no-one in support he goes for goal and it fizzes marginally over.

85min: Nti’s acrobatics so close to snatching the game for City. George Williams long throw was allowed to bounce and Nti swivelled quickly to hook an overhead quick which, unfortunately for the striker, was straight at Slocombe.

84min: To a man City have once more been superb tonight. BT will not be regretting picking this game that’s for sure. Real entertaining stuff.

82min: Yellow card. Deeney picks up the first yellow card of the game for barging over Bishop in the centre of the pitch.

79min: SUB: Sparrow brought on for Osbourne for Scunthorpe.

76min: It is absolutely all City. Nti led the counter and Murphy let fly from 25-yards, his effort was destined for the top corner but Slocombe acrobatically tipped it behind for a corner. Corner comes to nothing.

72min: Scunthorpe looks extremely nervous now, Llera’s long clearance goes straight out for a City goal kick.

70min: The roof has well and truly been raised at Aggborough now. Ironic cheers as Madden climbs but fails to connect his header anywhere near the goal.

More on goal: The midfield maestro is at it again. His magic with the FA Cup continues as he receives the ball off Nti and tip toes his way through the Scunthorpe defence and pokes into the far corner. Aggborough absolutely erupts!

69min: GOAL: Worcester City 1-1 Scunthorpe – Sean Geddes

67min: SUB: Mcsheffrey is replaced by Adelakun in the Iron’s first change.

64min: SUB: Tristan Dunkley comes on for Mike Symons in City’s first change of the game.

63min: Deeney’s free-kick beat the wall but Slocombe made no mistake in his handling. Half an hour for Worcester to keep their FA Cup dream alive.

62min: Brilliant City passing results in Geddes being brought down on the edge of the box by Osbourne. Good position this for Worcester.

58min: Geddes takes aim from 25-yards but his drive is straight at the keeper.

56min: Osbourne and McSheffrey combine well in the City box but with no end product. Murphy again skins Davey down the left but his decision making was poor and his cross-come-shot was comfortably gathered by Slocombe.

53min: Isaiah Osbourne is brought down by Hutchison on the edge of the box as Scunthorpe looked to spring the counter. McSheffrey’s delivery is well palmed away by an under-pressure Vaughan.

48min: Despite that blow before the break. City fans still come out in fine voice. They are nearly rewarded as Murphy makes another dangerous run but his drive is palmed away by Slocombe.

47min: Taylor has the first strike of the second half after Llera’s long clearance but it’s easily gathered by Vaughan.

– TV replays have shown Scunthorpe’s goal was actually an Ellis Deeney O.G. Unfortunate for the City skipper.

Teams back out here and the second-half is underway.

– Real body-blow for City to go in behind here. They have just about edged the first 45 but a goal right on the stroke of half time means the Iron are the ones who lead at the break. You wouldn’t believe 60+ places separate the two sides here. Impressive from Worcester, but trailing here at the break.

More on goal: A real sucker punch for City, who have been far superior this half. McSheffrey whipped a corner into the front post and Madden got the slightest of touches which was diverted home following a touch off Deeney’s ankle.

47min: GOAL: Worcester City 0-1 Scunthorpe United  – Ellis Deeney O.G

One minute of added time.

45min: Another long clearance from Vaughan causes havoc in the Scunthorpe box and it’s cleared for a corner. Geddes took the delivery and when it came back to him he fired a fierce effort just over the bar.

42min: McSheffrey whips in a teasing free-kick which wasn’t met cleanly by the Iron attack and went behind without troubling Vaughan.

41min: Murphy almost frightening the Scunthorpe defence here. Llera being chased down by the winger and clears his effort out of the ground.

40min: Long clearance from the back takes a nick of a Scunthorpe defender and goes out for a corner. Slocombe catches Geddes’ delivery with relative ease. Pressure mounting on the League One side.

35min: No chances to note in the last five minutes, Worcester well on top as the half wears on, fans still in fine voice.

30min: Another golden opportunity for City, and yet more great work from Murphy. He skinned three Scunthorpe players with ease before the ball fell to Symons. the striker had his back to goal and on the turn fired over the top.

24min: Half the ground thought City had just opened the scoring. Williams did brilliantly well down the right and pulled the ball back to Nti but the strikers curled strike rippled the side netting. Great chance.

22min: Taylor once more finds space in the City box after Thomas was caught in possession but Vaughan does brilliantly to keep the strike out with his feet.

20min: Lyle Taylor found a bit of space on the edge of the box for the visitors but his strike was comfortably held by Vaughan.

19min: Worcester pressure mounting once more, fans have started to do the ‘poznan’ behind the North Stand Terrace.

14min: Another chance for City, this time Nti receives the ball from Symons in the box but flashes his strike past the near post. Some really excellent football from City.

11min: Symons wins a great flick-on from a long Vaughan clearance. Murphy turns his man superbly and fires a half volley just past the far post. Great stuff from the hosts.

10min: Murphy does brilliantly well down the left, his cross finds Symons whose hooked effort is well blocked. Appeals for handball waved away. Down the other end McSheffrey just flashes an effort across the goal. Atmosphere great, real cup game on our hands.

8min: Weir takes aim from just outside the box but his drive is deflected over for a corner. Delivery floats out at the far side.

7min: “You could have come in a taxi” the chant coming from the Worcester fans to the 90 or so Scunthorpe fans.

5min: Tyler Weir has just saved Worcester here. A corner whipped in by McSheffrey was headed by Bishop but Weir was there on the line to block the header and Madden’s follow up to prevent a certain goal.

4min: Scunthorpe with the early pressure so far, no chances to note. City fans in fine voice.


The teams are out and we are about ready for kick-off.

– One man who has been instrumental in Worcester’s current 14-game unbeaten run is defender George Williams, you can read here his future ambitions in the game and how he is loving life at the Blue and Whites this season.

– City are unchanged from their last outing, the 1-1 draw at Glanford Park, with Daniel Nti and Sean Geddes vying to top the club’s scoring charts. They both have nine goals apiece. For the Iron, Mark Robbins makes four changes from their success against Crew. Sean McAllister, Andrew Boyce, Gary McSheffrey and Isaiah Osbourne all come in.

The teams are in.

Worcester City: Nathan Vaughan; George Williams, Wayne Thomas, Graham Hutchison, Tyler Weir; Connor Gater, Ellis Deeney (C), Sean Geddes; Jordan Murphy, Daniel Nti; Mike Symons SUBS: Danny Jackman, Nick Wright, Michael Taylor, Tristan Dunkley, Jacob Rowe, Shabhir Khan, Jose Veiga

Scunthorpe United: Sam Slocombe, Sean McAllister, Paddy Madden, Neal Bishop (C), Lyle Taylor, Andrew Boyce, Gary McSheffrey, Marcus Williams, Miguel Llera, Isaiah Osbourne, Alex Davey SUBS: Bobby Olejnik, Niall Canavan, Matthew Sparrow, Terry Hawkridge, Hakeeb Adelakun, Kyle Wootton, Sean Brisley.

Referee: Andy D’Urso

– You can re-live the battling 1-1 draw between the two sides at Glanford Park last Sunday by reading our match report or looking through our LIVE blog.

– Welcome to Aggborough 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 – at the second attempt – over League One Scunthorpe United. To see our preview ahead of tonight’s game, including quotes from Heeley, Matt Gardiner and George Williams, click here.

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