City fall at first hurdle in the Trophy

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WORCESTER City crashed out of the FA Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Altrincham at St George's Lane.

Three goals in six first-half minutes stunned the hosts as Nicky Clee, Danny Hall and Damian Reeves fired the Robins into the first round proper.

City rallied after the break but were unable to find a way back into the match, while Altrincham had chances to extend their advantage.

Centre-half Jacob Rowe, who had Worcester's best opening when he headed wide in the second period, said: "It was disappointing and, in general, we weren't quite at it.

"We started better than we did against Hinckley last week but there were 15 or 20 minutes in the first-half where we were just completely off the pace and that cost us.

"Altrincham are a good side and if you're not doing well then they'll punish you so we have got to be better than that and put it right next week.

"We all know that wasn't good enough so as a team we've got to come together and do better.

"A run in the Trophy would have been good but we can't think about that now however disappointing that is.

"We've just got to move on and concentrate on the league, where we are in a good position, and try and remain positive."

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