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Team come first says goal-hungry Reynolds

Rob George 1st Mar, 2018

WORCESTER City hot-shot Dave Reynolds admits team success comes above personal targets as the striker looks to add to his 21 goals this campaign this weekend.

City welcome Long Eaton United to the Victoria Ground on Saturday (kick off 3pm) as they bid to continue their promotion push from the Midland Football League Premier Division.

The Blue and Whites are six points off troubled leaders Bromsgrove Sporting and five points behind second-placed Coleshill Town and, with those two still having to play each other, City have an opportunity to win promotion at the first attempt.

Midland Football League Premier Division champions and runners-up are likely now to be promoted at the end of the campaign and City will be looking to the goals of Reynolds to help secure the prize.

“I don’t fear any team in this league, on our day we are more than capable of matching any team. We have more than enough talent to go and put a run together and win the league,” he said.

The hot-shot scored an incredible 52 goals last season for Malvern Town before making the switch to City and admits he can cut a frustrated figure if he fails to find the back of the net, even if City win.

“Being a striker I want to score in every game, if I come off and haven’t scored then I can be a little disappointed even if we have won,” he said.

“I want to score as many as I can and to keep winning games, the main thing is the team, if we win I am happy.”

City go into the Long Eaton clash on the back of an impressive 1-0 win at promotion-chasing Coventry Sphinx on Saturday with a Lee Hughes header the differerence between the sides.

The first real opening for City did not arrive until the 20th minute when Reynolds linked up with Alex Tomkinson whose cross found Mat Birley and his shot on the turn was well saved by the home keeper.

After Hughes broke the deadlock, he went close with a strike that lacked the necessary power to beat the keeper.

City failed to add to their lead and were reduced to ten men on 66 minutes when Bekir Halil was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident.

Despite the disadvantage though, City clung on for three valuable points.

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