FORMER Bromsgrove Sporting and Evesham United forward Sean Brain could be in line for his Worcester City debut after joining the Blue and Whites.
The 24-year-old joins after a short stint with Coleshill Town following spells at the Robins and former Midland Premier Division champions Sporting where he netted 63 times in four seasons, helping the phoenix club rise to the Southern League.
He was not available for Saturday’s FA Vase victory at West Midlands (Regional) League outfit Wellington last week but could make his debut at Selston in a fixture that has been moved to Sunday (September 8) at 1pm.
City go into the clash on the back of 5-0 away win at Wellington which booked the Blue and Whites a first qualifying round tie at home to Highgate United.
A brace each for Jordan Harrison and Demetri Brown with the fifth added by Tyreece Ruddock sent City through.
City got off to a promising start but it was the Herefordshire home side who should have taken the lead through Paul Jones but his tame effort was cleared off the line by Joe Hawkins.
Ash Vincent’s men took the lead on 37 minutes. Sam Hall sent Brown clear on the right, his pull back evaded Harrison but he reacted quickly to fire home from the edge of the box.
The second half was nearly all City but Wellington missed a golden opportunity to draw level and were immediately punished. Brendan Hackett broke clear on the left and his curling goal bound shot hit the back of striker Saul Thomas.
City broke quickly and a defensive mix-up on the edge of the box left the ball roll ing into the path of Brown who passed the ball into the empty goal from the edge of the box.
With City 2-0 up any thought of sitting back quickly evaporated with attack after attack and it was only a matter of time before the third was added.
A long-range effort from Aaron Birch was tipped over by Wellington keeper Dan Tecza and from the resulting corner Harrison bundled home in a goalmouth scramble.
Minutes later Brown should have added his second when his goal-bound shot was tapped in on the goal line by Luke English who came from an offside position. Brown didn’t have long to wait though as minutes later his edge of the box effort hit a defender and looped into the net.
City’s fifth came with just over 10 minutes to go when Brown perfectly-weighted cross was headed home by Ruddock.