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New date set for clash with Sphinx outfit

Rob George 23rd Mar, 2019

A NEW date of Wednesday, April 17 has been pencilled in for Worcester City’s home clash with Coventry Sphinx after the game was called off for the second time in as many months earlier in March.

After the original date fell victim to the cold snap earlier this year, the March 6 rearranged fixture also fell victim to the weather due to a waterlogged pitch.

City chiefs were forced to apologise after the first fixture was postponed by the referee just 50 minutes before kick-off due to a frozen pitch.

On the field, City go into this afternoon’s (Saturday) trip to AFC Wulfrunians on the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Boldmere St Michaels at the weekend which made it two defeats in a week for John Snape’s men.

The Blue and Whites will be hoping to repeat their 2-0 win at the Victoria Ground in September to get back to winning ways before Shepshed Dynamo visit the Victoria Ground next Saturday (March 30).

Victory against the Wulfs would take City back into the top ten as they look to finish the campaign on a high.

The Blue and Whites fell to their third straight home defeat when Boldmere snatched all three points during a blustery clash at the Victoria Ground on Saturday.

Despite being on the front foot for most of the first half, City went behind after Levi Andoh on his senior debut stretched to pinch the ball away from winger Luke Shearer on the edge of box.

Rikardo Reid handed the visitors the lead but Snape’s men were back on terms seven minutes later when Chris Withington’s initial shot was blocked before he fired past Lewis Fenney to equalise.

Talented aces Liam Lockett and Ethan Moran played their part in the build-up to the goal and Moran spurned the chance to hand City the advantange after the break as he was denied in a one-on-one with Feeney.

With the game entering the closing stages, Boldmere struck when Owen Parry launched a free kick into the box from just behind the halfway line.

City stopper Sam Gilder misjudged the flight of the ball and stumbled to allow the effort to hit the back of the net to hand the visitors the victory.


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