23rd Jan, 2021

Win sends us in right direction – Jackman

Rob George 30th Mar, 2017

WORCESTER City have been urged to build on their first win in 19 games when they travel to relegation rivals AFC Telford United on Saturday.

The Blue and Whites will be reunited with former hitman Lee Hughes in Saturday’s clash knowing victory will pull them further clear of danger.

City secured their first three points since November with a 1-0 win at Stalybridge Celtic last weekend, thanks to in-form striker Jordan Murphy. It was City’s first victory since November 12, when the Blue and Whites beat Telford 2-1 at the Victoria Ground.

Worcester captain Danny Jackman said the win was a huge boost for the team and urged the side to push on to retain their National League North status.

“It was a great time to get the first win on the board, we needed to get the three points so that’s off our backs now,” he said.

“We have got two games coming up against teams in the middle and lower half of the table so let’s look at getting more points on the board.”

Saturday’s game will be the second six-pointer in a week for the Blue and Whites after the clash with Stalybridge which was moved to Altrincham’s Moss Lane due to the condition of the home side’s pitch.

The breakthrough, in what was a very scrappy game, came in the 48th minute.

Murphy raced on to a through-ball and shrugged off his man and drove the ball between the legs of Stalybridge goalkeeper Grant Shenton for his fifth goal in four games.

Murphy then had a wonderful opportunity to double his tally minutes later as he found space in the Stalybridge box.

As the striker moved across goal, he hit a left-footed effort which flew just over the cross bar.

Both youngsters Tom Rose and Callum Devlin had late cameos for City, with the latter testing the Stalybridge keeper a number of times.

The three points move City two points clear of Gainsborough, who occupy the last position in the drop zone.

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