Sat 17
U15s JPL
Kidderminster Harriers FC
Worcester City U15s well beaten after bright start

Worcester City U15s well beaten after bright start

By Scott Fenn
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Cheap goals cost hosts

City failed to build on a bright start as they slipped to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Kidderminster Harriers.

The hosts conceded poor goals and created few chances after a positive first quarter performance in which they more than matched their opponents and probably shaded proceedings.

They certainly created the best opportunity of the opening period when Jesse Asomugah fed Will Cottell from the right but his shot was straight at the grateful Harriers keeper. Left-back Sam Cotton also fired a long-range drive wide.

That good work was undone in Q2 when, after creating three earlier chances, the visitors took the lead. City hadn't heeded their previous warnings when they allowed the Harriers striker to turn completely unchallenged in the box and blast home.

He grabbed a second soon after when City did well to foil another attack but the second ball rolled to him on the edge of the box, where he was left all alone to drill in.

Harriers third came in Q3 and was again a disappointing one to concede - their player reacting quickest to put away the loose ball when a free-kick rebounded off the defensive wall.

Asomugah nearly got his side back into the game when he latched onto a through ball, went round the keeper but was only able to hit the outside of the post from a tight angle.

The quarter ended with home keeper, Josh Reed-Jones, at full stretch to tip a cross-shot wide and he made another smart stop in Q4 to push over before being beaten twice again - Asomugah going close to grabbing a consolation between the Harriers strikes when he was foiled by a great last-gasp tackle as he ran through on goal.

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Sat 17, Oct 2020