23rd May, 2019

Lockett’s ‘goal’ ruled out as City suffer loss

Rob George 27th Feb, 2019

WORCESTER City were denied a chance to end their three-match losing run as Long Eaton United left with all three points after a controversial Midland Premier clash at the Victoria Ground.

Ruben Wiggins-Thomas slotted home from the penalty spot in the closing minutes as the East Midland outfit secured a 1-0 win to condemn the Blue and Whites to their fourth straight defeat in league and cup matches.

But many of the 346 in attendance were left furious when Liam Lockett’s 63rd-minute effort was flagged offside. The club’s own online highlight package showed Lockett behind three Long Eaton defenders and the goalkeeper when Kyonn Evans lifted the ball into his path.

City make the journey to Quorn on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) looking to end their losing run against their seventh-placed opponents.

The young City side will be without skipper George Forysth who has ended his time with the Blue and Whites to sign for Stourbridge.

Forsyth made his debut at the end of August 2017 having signed on loan from Gloucester City but went back at the end of his initial month.

He then returned to City permanently following the termination of his contract at the National League South club in October and was a big asset during what proved to be a turbulent end to the campaign, being utilised in a variety of positions.

The 21-year-old played 56 times and scored nine goals for City and a club spokesman confirmed Forsyth has revealed the opportunity to sign for the Glassboys was one he couldn’t turn down.

“We would like to thank George for everything he did whilst at the club and wish him every success for the future,” the spokesman said.

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