Harrogate Town 0-3 Worcester City
Vanarama Conference North
A SECOND half masterclass from Worcester City ensured yet another success as they brushed aside a strong Harrogate Town side 3-0 on Saturday (November 22).
Substitute Daniel Nti sparked the visitors into life and opened the scoring minutes after his introduction before Sean Geddes continued his fine goal-scoring form with a sublime effort from the edge of the box.
Nti then rounded off an impressive City away-day by notching his second of the afternoon to see his side climb to tenth in the Conference North and stretch their unbeaten run to eleven games.
It was the hosts who dominated the early exchanges and danger-man James Walshaw blazed high over the top after five minutes before Nathan Vaughan denied Lewis Turner’s effort six minutes later.
The Worcester keeper then produced a magnificent stop to keep the scores level after 21 minutes as he somehow kept out David McGurk when the defender deflected Craig Nelthorpe’s strike goal-bound.
It took 32 minutes for the Blue and Whites to register their first chance of the game when Nick Wright arrived at the back post to meet a Geddes delivery. The striker, looking to make it two goals in two games, prodded wide of the post.
Carl Heeley thrust Nti into the action 17 minutes after the break and within 180 seconds he set Worcester on their way to victory.
Danny Jackman’s in-swinging cross was only partially dealt with which enabled Jordan Murphy to steady himself and find Nti in the box. The striker had his back to goal but rolled his man and fired home crisply.
Murphy himself could have doubled the lead shortly after but fired wide, before the on-loan winger did set up number two for the ever-improving Geddes.
The former Stourbridge man picked the ball up on the left-hand corner of the box and curled an unstoppable strike past the hapless keeper and into the far corner.
From that moment Worcester never looked like relinquishing their lead and even the departure of Murphy, for Tristian Dunkley, did little to ease the wave of pressure.
And that pressure told as the clock struck 90 when Nti joined Geddes at the top of scoring charts, with seven apiece, by pouncing on some statuesque Town defending to clinically finish the game.
There was time for Vaughan to preserve his clean sheet with another point blank save deep into added time as Heeley’s men earnt themselves yet another three points.