Worcester City FC
Sat 07 Oct 2023  ·  Premier Division
Worcester City FC
Worcester City FC
L Lockett (65'), I Reid (69')
Brimscombe & Thrupp

Match Preview

Ryan Molloy6 Oct 2023 - 12:10
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This Saturday we take on Brimscombe & Thrupp in our fourth Hellenic League game on the bounce, as we look to make it seven wins in a row in the league.

Our visitors currently sit in 15th place in the table, but are in a good run of form after a well-earned point away at Worcester Raiders last weekend, and a midweek win against bottom of the table Wantage Town 3-1. Brimscombe are unbeaten in their last three league games, also overcoming Thornbury Town in that time, and will be looking to continue that run of form at Claines Lane.

Top scorer Jack Hughes helped himself to a brace in midweek, taking him to five goals for the season.

Following our own midweek win against a spirited Tuffley Rovers, confidence in the team is high and after 12 goals in our last two appearances, City fans will be hoping our goalscoring form continues in this one.

Elliott Hartley continued his fine form in midweek with another two goals, both equalisers for Chris Cornes' men. He's again proving to be a hugely important cog in this season's machine, as he was last year.

Liam Lockett and Kyle Belmonte also bagged goals in Gloucester, making them both joint-top scorers in the league so far this campaign on 10 goals each. They are joined by Jamie Insall, also on 10 goals, and Jamal Lawrence of Fairfield, meaning three City players are amongst the four top scorers in the league.

Our midweek win closed the gap to the league leaders Corsham Town, as they dropped points losing at home to Roman Glass St George. That result leaves City two points off top, with two games in hand.

Cornes has only made a couple of tweaks to his starting line-up in recent games, and against Tuffley this was Insall and Reid coming in to replace Hart and Thompson Brown. Logan Stoddart seems to have made the right back slot his own in recent weeks but with games continuing to come thick and fast, and a midweek trip to Lydney on the cards, we may see some rotation in the squad in the coming games.

Connor Gater continues his rehabilitation from injury and fans will be hopeful of his return in the coming games. Fans were also delighted to see a return, albeit to the bench, for Kyonn Evans midweek.

Our Match Sponsor for Saturday's fixture are Sands United Worcester. Next Tuesday is World Mental Health Day, and next week also marks Baby Loss Awareness Week 2023. Sands Charity work to support anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby, and also carry out vital work to improve maternity safety through research, and campaigning for change. Sands United Worcester are a support group for men that have experienced the loss of a baby, coming together through a shared love of football in order to support each other. They get together every Wednesday on Perdiswell 3G Pitch from 7pm - 8pm, and we are proud to be supporting them today to raise awareness of their group, and increase their reach into the local community.

Members of their team are our guests today and we will be inviting them on to the pitch for pre-match photographs. Please give them a warm welcome to Claines Lane.

Saturday also sees us host our 'Legends Day', and a Q&A with ex-City stars Steve Fergusson, Ian Cottrill and Darren Bullock. The event starts at 1pm and is free, and you can secure your ticket through our website.

For this game we have THREE car parks available: ON SITE AT THE GROUND: which must be purchased in advance only via our ONLINE STORE, at a cost of £5;
RGS THE GRANGE, Grange Lane, Worcester, WR3 7RR (£2 payable at the entrance - cash only). This Car Park entry closes at 2.55pm;
and THE RIVER SCHOOL, School Lane, Worcester, WR3 7ST (£3 payable at the entrance - cash only). Please note that there is a steep bank leading to this car park.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY OF THE LANES SURROUNDING THE GROUND - anyone doing so will be refused entry to the ground.

Premier Division Fixtures

Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Cinderford Town
Fairford Town
Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Hereford Lads Club
Highworth Town
Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Hereford Pegasus
Mangotsfield United
Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Lydney Town
Royal Wootton Bassett Town
Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Thornbury Town
Tuffley Rovers
Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Wantage Town
Sat 7 Oct 2023KO: 15:00
Worcester Raiders
Corsham Town


Brimscombe & Thrupp
E Simpson
E SimpsonDefender
B Deakin
B DeakinDefender
O Pitt
O PittStriker

Top Scorers

Brimscombe & Thrupp
J Hughes
J HughesStriker
G Peare
G PeareStriker
J Bremner
J BremnerMidfield

Match details

Match date

Sat 07 Oct 2023






Premier Division

League position

Worcester City
Brimscombe & Thrupp
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Team Sponsors

Main Club Sponsor - M Pinches Transport Ltd
Advertising Board Sponsor - Chambers Construction
Shirt Sponsor - DVC Capital
Pitchside Sponsor - KGK Electrical
Pitchside Sponsor - MSB Plumbing & Maintenance
Pitchside Sponsor - Narraways Family Butcher
Pitchside Sponsor - The Bull Inn
Key Commercial Partner - Ryecroft Plumbing & Heating
Key Commercial Partner - Worcester City Plumbing
Pitchside Sponsor - Worcester Physiotherapy Clinic
Key Commercial Partner - Thursfields Solicitors
Key Commercial Partner - Morgan Phelps Solicitors
Player & Team Sponsor - Matthews Construction
Pitchside Advertising  - Link Tools Limited
Key Partner - Peopleton Press
Key Commercial Partner - Jark Recruitment
Key Commercial Partner - Dolphin Tec Limited
Key Commercial Partner - Advice Plain & Simple
Friends and Family - SJL Insurance Services
Pitchside Adverstising and Matchball Sponsor for Season - Newmedica
Player and Pitchside Advertising  - Worcester Glazing
Player and Pitchside Advertising  - Superior Trade Frames
Social Media Sponsors - Pirtek
Back of Shirt Sponsor - Blackpole Recycling
Pitchside and Programme Advertising - Diggs Gardens
Key Commercial Partner - Toys and Games of Worcester
Pitch Side Board Sponsors - Aces Dust Control
Key Commercial Partner - Cooper Parry
Highlights and Livestream - WCFCTV
Board Sponsor - Nicol and Co Estate Agents
Join the Trust Today ! - WCFC Supporters Trust
Fund Raising - WCFC Team Builder
Key Commercial Partner - Bristol Street Motors Worcester
Club Sponsor - The Open Ditch
Club Sponsor - Igloo Projects
Player Sponsor - Blueprint UK
Advertising Board Sponsor - Lockfit Worcester