Match Summary - Leamington FC (Pre Season Friendly)

2 months ago By Kevin Preece

City kick off their Pre Season schedule with loss to 'The Brakes'

In City's first outing ahead of the 17/18 season, the revamped team captained by Tyler Weir will no doubt take positives from a 3-1 defeat to National North side Leamington FC.

The game started positively for Worcester, as City pressed hard, high up the pitch, and they were unlucky not to have scored through any one of several attempts at goal that new signing Dave Reynolds had early on.

City took the lead on the 38th minute thanks to a stunning free kick by re-signed midfielder Matt Birley, meeting the top left corner from around 20 yards out – Leamington were unable to level before the break.

The second half showed changed teams by both sides, as John Snape & Lee Hughes looked to give all their players minutes under their belts.

Leamington had a better share of possession in the second half, and finally leveled the game thanks to former City man Junior English, who managed to get his head on the end of a cross in the 75th minute. Shortly after, Leamington were awarded a penalty which was then scored by Rob Thompson-Brown, giving them the lead for the first time in the match.

Finally, in the 86th minute, Tom Rankin managed to get a foot to the ball whilst in a crowd of players, scoring the final goal of the game.

Thanks to all the City faithful who travelled on what was a rather wet Tuesday evening!

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Updated 15:26 - 12 Jul 2017 by Kevin Preece

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