Worcester City 0 Altrincham 3

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  • Worcester City v Altrincham
  • 23 mins: Clee 0-1
  • 28 mins: Hall 0-2
  • 29 mins: Reeves 0-3

5:04pm

Full-time.

5:04pm

Oh come on ref, put City out of their misery.

5:02pm

Late free-kick for City. Mills hits the first defender.

5:00pm

SUB. Altrincham (90+2 mins): Danny Mitchley replaced by Nicky Clee.

4:59pm

YELLOW CARD. City (90+1 mins): Jacob Rowe for foul on Clee.

4:58pm

Four minutes of added time to play.

4:56pm

About three minutes to go. City on their way out.

4:53pm

YELLOW CARD. City (85 mins): Edwards for lunge on Lacey.

4:50pm

SUB. Altrincham (82 mins): Ryan Brooke comes on for Duncan Watmore.

4:50pm

Weir's cross is inviting for Elvins but his header is way off target.

4:49pm

Clee has plenty of time to deliver from the left, Reeves glances a header wide.

4:48pm

Mills takes free-kick almost level with the edge of the box, it drops to Edwards but Altrincham clear.

4:46pm

Watmore runs half the pitch down the visitors' left, gets past Weir but fires into the side netting.

4:45pm

Another corner for City. Mills with it, Coburn flicks it away under pressure.

4:44pm

Symons' shot on the turn is nicked behind for a corner. The flag-kick comes back out to Deeney, he delivers a delicious cross for Jacob Rowe and he heads wide. Great chance goes begging.

4:42pm

Watmore manages to scoop a shot into the grateful arms of Thompson.

4:40pm

SUB. City (72 mins): Danny Edwards replaces Alex Meechan.

4:38pm

Weir tries his luck from the best part of 30 yards with an effort which fizzes past the post.

4:37pm

YELLOW CARD. Altrincham (69 mins): Patrick Lacey for dissent.

4:35pm

Reeves feeds Watmore and he is denied by the legs of Thompson.

4:34pm

Elvins lunges in on Reeves and needs to be careful, he's already been booked.

4:32pm

YELLOW CARD. Altrincham (64 mins): Matt Doughty for foul on Weir.

4:31pm

Clee's long range shot takes a deflection and Thompson collects.

4:30pm

Thorley spreads the play out wide to Weir on the right but his cross is too heavy and evades everyone.

4:28pm

Mills' free-kick is headed goalward by Elvins but Hall heads behind for a corner. Thorley's flag-kick is cleared.

4:27pm

Thompson is out quickly to thwart Lawrie as Altrincham press for a fourth.

4:25pm

Taylor has appeals for a penalty turned down but it won't matter as the offside flag is up.

4:23pm

Symons plays a lovely ball through to Taylor, he carries it into the box and has his shot saved by Coburn.

4:23pm

Symons plays a lovely ball through to Taylor, he carries the ball in the box and has his shot saved by Coburn.

4:22pm

Reeves heads Hall's corner straight into the arms of Thompson.

4:21pm

Reeves manages to get through the entire defence but Thompson clears.

4:18pm

Meechan looks to have been taken out by Hall but the decision goes the other way.

4:17pm

James Lawrie's strike from distance has Thompson scrambling to his right to save.

4:16pm

Taylor picks out Meechan but he's offside. Better from City.

4:15pm

Taylor bursts into the box but can't quite cut it back to a team-mate.

4:14pm

According to City's twitter feed, we have a new linesman. Nice of them to announce that to the fans.

4:13pm

Second-half kicks off.

4:12pm

Well, he's back out now so not sure what that was all about.

4:11pm

No news on the referee. What happens if we can't find one? Abandon the game?

4:10pm

Altrncham are out but the word is the referee is struggling with an injury.

4:09pm

SUB. City (half-time): Greg Mills and Michael Taylor are on for Charlie Reece and Matt Breeze.

4:08pm

City are out for the second-half but there's no sign of Altrincham.

4:08pm

Attendance: 785.

3:52pm

Half-time whistle goes.

3:52pm

Has the referee forgotten about half-time. We're into the fifth minute now.

3:51pm

Scott Leather eventually leaves the field but there are only seconds left in the half.

3:50pm

Altrincham have a player down but the referee may as well just blow his whistle for half-time.

3:49pm

Into the second minute of time added on.

3:47pm

What started as a decent first-half performance from Worcester has descended into a disaster.

3:47pm

Thorley's free-kick is over the top of Elvins and out of play. That's a waste.

3:45pm

Reece's cross is perfect for Alex Meechan but he plants the header wide. Best chance for the hosts.

3:42pm

Free-kick from Hall is easily gathered by Thompson.

3:42pm

YELLOW CARD. City (40 mins): Rob Elvins for foul on Reeves.

3:38pm

I can't remember the last time City were three behind before half-time let alone the half-hour mark. What is going on?

3:36pm

SUB. Altrincham (34 mins): Partrick Lacey replaces Carl Rodgers.

3:33pm

Breeze bursts into the box and shoots at the keeper. He had Reece in space.

3:32pm

GOAL. Altrincham (29 mins): Watmore races down the right, crosses for Reeves and it's an easy tap in.

3:31pm

GOAL. Altrincham (28 mins): Following a corner, Watmore gets the ball to Danny Hall and the skipper diverts the ball home.

3:29pm

Thorley finds Rob Elvins but his header fails to trouble Coburn.

3:29pm

Another corner for City. Thorley takes it to Tyler Weir and his cross is cleared behind for a fifth corner.

3:26pm

GOAL. Altrincham (23 mins): Duncan Watmore picks out a completely unmarked Clee and he drills the ball under Thompson from 18 yards.

3:24pm

Reeves' shot on the turn from 20 yards forces Glyn Thompson to push the ball wide. Breeze heads the corner clear.

3:21pm

Clee's deep cross to the far post is just missed by Reeves. Let off for Worcester.

3:21pm

City playing plenty of decent football without causing Altrincham many problems.

3:17pm

Still waiting for the first effort on target. Neither keeper troubled yet.

3:17pm

Reece's right-wing cross is plucked out of the air by keeper Stuart Coburn.

3:16pm

Former Worcester player Simon Richman blazes over the bar under pressure from Breeze.

3:12pm

Symons twists and turns in midfield, frees Alex Meechan but the offside flag is up.

3:09pm

Breeze breaks forward, slips the ball to Reece but he loses his footing when about to cross.

3:09pm

Matt Breeze's cross goes across goal and is put behind by Matt Doughty. Charlie Reece delivers, Altrincham eventually scramble clear.

3:08pm

Nicky Clee's throw clears the head of Stuart Whitehead but Damian Reeves can't take advantage.

3:06pm

Shaky passing from both sides. Nervs no doubt.

3:04pm

Tom Thorley whips it in and it's cleared for another which is taken quickly and cleared again.

3:03pm

A shot from Mike Symons is blocked the defender, Rob Elvins drives the rebound over, deflected for a corner.

3:02pm

The game kicks off.

2:58pm

There will be a one-minute silence before kick-off for Remembrance Day.

2:48pm

City are unchanged from the side that beat Hinckley United 5-0 last Saturday. The only switch is on the bench, with Lee Ayres coming in for Shabir Khan, who travels to Singapore on Monday for international duty with Pakistan.

Worcester City: Thompson, Weir, Deeney, Thorley, Whitehead, Rowe, Reece, Elvins, Symons, Meechan, Breeze. Subs: Mills, Taylor, Edwards, Ayres, Sargeant.

Altrincham: Coburn, Leather, Doughty, Richman, Rodgers, Hall (c), Watmore, Moult, Lawrie, Reeves, Clee. Subs: Lacey, Brooke, Mitchley, Grimshaw, Reid.

Referee: Simon Bennett (Staffordshire).

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