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Worcester City
Heanor Town
D Reynolds (6', 41'), M Smith (55')
Full time
Sat 12 Aug 15:00 - Midland Football League - Premier Division Attendance 379

CITY START WITH A WIN

Convincing start to the campaign...

CITY got their season off to a winning start with a convincing victory over Heanor Town.

The game started off quickly, with Worcester looking to attack from the get go, and it certainly looked like City had the cutting edge up front as City had an effort hit the crossbar before striker Dave Reynolds managed to block a clearance by Heanor's keeper Joe McCormack, and slot the ball straight into the empty net on the 7th minute to give City the lead from early on.

With Heanor chasing the game, and City looking for a second, both teams adopted a free-flowing attacking style of football, earning a number of corners, most notably one to City which reached joint manager Lee Hughes, who had his effort end the wrong side of the post, before moments later being played in through on goal, only for his effort to go over the crossbar.

The second goal of the match was a good piece of counter play, as Dave Reynolds took a left footed shot at goal from 25 yards out which gave Heanor's keeper McCormack little chance to save. The 37th minute goal certainly helped spur on the team, earning another 2 corners before the break.

City went into the break 2-0 up, and it didn't take them long to get going again in the second half, Matt Birley having a shot from the edge of the box saved, before City gained another corner to be taken by Jamie Smith in the 54th minute. The ball was floated in deep and perfectly found Mark Smith in space near the unmanned back post for him to head the ball home.

With City now three goals to the good, John Snape made changes, giving James Baldwin, Tyreese Ruddock and Aaron Brett game time. City continued to show off their attacking capabilities during the second half, and arguably should have got another couple of goals through Lee Hughes and Aaron Brett, but it wasn't to be.

Attendance: 379

City team: Gwynne, Weir © Griffiths, Fishwick, M. Smith, Hayward, Birley (Ruddock), Birch, Hughes (Brett), Reynolds, J.Smith (Baldwin)

Nathan Hayward

Player of the Match

Nathan Hayward

Key moments

6:00
Goal Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
41:00
Goal Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
55:00
Goal Mark Smith scores for Worcester City

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Nathan Hayward is awarded player of the match for Worcester City
74:00 Sub On
Aaron Brett is substituted on for Worcester City
74:00 Sub Off
Lee Hughes is substituted off for Worcester City
70:00 Sub Off
Matt Birley is substituted off for Worcester City
70:00 Sub On
Tyreece Ruddock is substituted on for Worcester City
56:00 Sub Off
Jamie Smith is substituted off for Worcester City
56:00 Sub On
James Baldwin is substituted on for Worcester City
55:00 Goal 3 - 0
Mark Smith scores for Worcester City
End of period 1
41:00 Goal 2 - 0
Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
6:00 Goal 1 - 0
Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Worcester City
  • Heanor Town
  • 0
  • Dave Reynolds Goal 6:00'
  • Dave Reynolds Goal 41:00'
  • Mark Smith Goal 55:00'
  • Jamie Smith Sub Off 56:00'
  • James Baldwin Sub On 56:00'
  • Matt Birley Sub Off 70:00'
  • Tyreece Ruddock Sub On 70:00'
  • Lee Hughes Sub Off 74:00'
  • Aaron Brett Sub On 74:00'

Team selection

Gwynne, Matt Gwynne, Matt
Weir, Tyler Weir, Tyler
Griffiths, Aaron Griffiths, Aaron
Hayward, Nathan Hayward, Nathan
Fishwick, Tom Fishwick, Tom
Smith, Mark Smith, Mark
Birley, Matt Birley, Matt
Birch, Brad Birch, Brad
Hughes, Lee Hughes, Lee
Reynolds, Dave Reynolds, Dave
Smith, Jamie Smith, Jamie

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Sporting Khalsa 20 42
2. Coleshill Town 19 42
3. Bromsgrove Sporting 18 41
4. Worcester City 17 34
5. Coventry Sphinx 17 33
6. Coventry United 17 30
7. Highgate United 16 30

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