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Worcester City
AFC Wulfrunians
B Birch (11'), D Reynolds (23', 44'), M Danks (65', 91')
Full time
Unknown (85' Sent Off)
Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - Midland Football League - Premier Division Attendance 286

A GOOD NIGHT’S WORK

Five-star City brush aside AFC Wulfrunians...

CITY chalked up another convincing League win as we ran out 5-0 winners against AFC Wulfrunians.
It was the visitors who threatened first when a free-kick found Hunt who was denied by a block from Gwynne.
As City looked to get into our stride, Hughes floated over a cross that just evaded Birley before Hughes himself tried his luck from distance in the next attack, but he was off target.
The deadlock was finally broken when Hughes caused more problems and his ball across the area found Birch who made no mistake.
It was soon 2-0 when a well-worked corner saw Jamie Smith pick out Reynolds who was able to guide the ball beyond the reach of the ‘keeper from close range.
There was a great chance to extend our lead when Tyler Weir was brought down inside the area for a penalty which Hughes stepped up to take but fired wide and injured himself in doing so.
It was to prove to be the joint manager’s last involvement in the action as he was forced to gingerly hobble from the field.
Some alert defending from skipper Weir saw him clear Hunt’s looping header off the line as the visitors looked for a response.
They almost fell further behind, though, when Birley did well to create an opening for himself but his strike was wayward.
Gwynne did well to turn over a header from Stevens from close range to keep his clean sheet intact and it was as our visitors were starting to threaten that we added a third goal when a deep cross from Birley was headed home at the far post by Reynolds.
It gave us a convincing three-goal lead to take into the second period and we came out full of purpose after the restart with Birley making things tick.
A lapse of concentration at the back from City almost presented Wedderburn with a chance but his strike was straight at Gwynne.
The fourth goal finally arrived on 66 minutes as Reynolds turned provider to set Danks through and the substitute beat the offside trap before slotting home with much aplomb.
Reynolds was hunting his hat-trick and was unlucky to see an effort deflected just over before another strike was blocked in front of goal.
The excellent Birley was unlucky from distance before Reynolds was taken off as a precaution after picking up a knock.
A miserable night for the visitors was complete late on when Hunt saw red for two bookings, although they went close on a couple of occasions through Anaebonam, the second of which was well saved by Gwynne.
In stoppage time, Danks grabbed another goal as he strode through before slotting home to make it 5-0 and a good night’s work for City.

CITY: Gwynne, Weir (c), Griffiths, Fishwick, M. Smith, Hayward, Birley, Birch, Hughes (Danks), Reynolds (Brett), J. Smith. Subs not used: Baldwin, Albert, Harris-James.

Attendance: 286.

Key moments

11:00
Goal Brad Birch scores for Worcester City
23:00
Goal Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
44:00
Goal Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
65:00
Goal Mark Danks scores for Worcester City
85:00
Red Card A player is sent off for AFC Wulfrunians
90:00 +1:00
Goal Mark Danks scores for Worcester City

Highlights

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90:00 +1:00 Goal 5 - 0
Mark Danks scores for Worcester City
85:00 Red Card 4 - 0
A player is sent off for AFC Wulfrunians
65:00 Goal 4 - 0
Mark Danks scores for Worcester City
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 3 - 0
Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
27:00 Sub On
Mark Danks is substituted on for Worcester City
27:00 Sub Off
Lee Hughes is substituted off for Worcester City
23:00 Goal 2 - 0
Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
11:00 Goal 1 - 0
Brad Birch scores for Worcester City
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Worcester City
  • AFC Wulfrunians
  • 0
  • Brad Birch Goal 11:00'
  • Dave Reynolds Goal 23:00'
  • Mark Danks Sub On 27:00'
  • Lee Hughes Sub Off 27:00'
  • Dave Reynolds Goal 44:00'
  • Mark Danks Goal 65:00'
  • Red Card 85:00'
  • Mark Danks Goal 90:00 +1:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Coleshill Town 14 32
2. Bromsgrove Sporting 12 31
3. Worcester City 12 24
4. Coventry United 12 21
5. Sporting Khalsa 12 21
6. Coventry Sphinx 13 21
7. AFC Wulfrunians 12 21

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