FOOTBALL: Knight signs up for City quest as Vase tie sells out - The Worcester Observer

FOOTBALL: Knight signs up for City quest as Vase tie sells out

Worcester Editorial 9th Feb, 2024   0

FORMER Stourbridge FC centre back Chris Knight has become the latest addition as Worcester City continue their quest for success in four competitions.

The 33-year-old has made the move from AFC Wulfrunians and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s (Saturday) sell-out FA Vase last 16 tie at Stourport Swifts.

The clash is subject to a 9am pitch inspection tomorrow (Saturday)

Knight has three spells with the Glassboys on his extensive playing CV – most recently in the 2022/2023 season.

Among his accolades in the Black Country was being named manager’s, players player and supporters player of the season following the 2014/2015 season.

The experienced centre-half has has also played for Leamington, Lye Town for three seasons, Gresley Rovers, Stourport Swifts and AFC Wulfrunians, where his latest stint was a handful of games earlier this season.

Countdown to last 16 tie

A place in the quarter finals of the FA Vase awaits the winners of this weekend’s clash, the Blue and Whites biggest game of the season so far.

Chris Cornes’ side have been in electric form of late with nine wins in a row in all competitions, scoring 33 goals in that time.

Knight joins a defensive unit which has conceded just seven. goals in that run including three clean sheets in the last three matches, and five overall.

City moved top of the Hellenic League on Saturday with 6-0 win over second bottom Lydney Town, putting them top on goal difference ahead of Corsham Town, albeit with four games in hand.

Braces from Elliot Hartley and Kyle Belmonte and efforts from Jamie Insall and Liam Lockett made it 79 league goals this season.

After tomorrow’s clash, City travel to Thornbury Town on Tuesday (February 13) for a league clash.

Raiders try to make it four from four

Meanwhile, Worcester Raiders host Hereford Pegasus at Sixways on Saturday looking for their fourth straight Hellenic League victory.

A Jordan Murphy winner secured all three points on Tuesday (February 6) night against bottom of the table Wantage Town in driving rain in Oxfordshire.

The 1-0 win lifts Raiders into tenth place, six points behind Fairford Town in fifth.

A refeshed Malvern Town side were straight back to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-0 triumph over Exmouth Town.

The Hillsiders took to the field for the first time since January 13 and the 1-0 win over Bristol Manor Farm and went ahead courtesy of a first-half strike from midfielder Matt McDonald nine minutes before the break.

Jack Watts doubled the home side’s lead from the penalty spot before sealing all three points eight minutes from time.

A slick move, with Joe Bullock at the heart of it, ended with Watts lashing home to give the ‘keeper no chance.

Town have strengthened with the signing of Kidderminster Harriers winger, Samson Hewett, on loan for the remainder of the season.

The talented left-sided player is a product of the Harriers’ youth ranks and was named Academy Player of the Season last term.

Town travel to Frome Town tomorrow (kick off 3pm).


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