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Vauxhall Motors 1 Worcester City 0
Updated 5:13pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- Vauxhall Motors v Worcester City
- City aiming to end a run of four straight defeats
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- 55 mins: Stott 1-0
Worcester City lose for the fifth game in a row.
City piling forward but the hosts are standing firm.
Mills unable to make the most of the time he's having on the ball.
Tom Hannigan putting himself on the line to clear for the Motormen.
Thorley lines it up, hits the wall but now it's a corner.
Five minutes to add on and City have a free-kick on the edge of the box.
About three minutes of normal time left.
Time running out for City. A fifth straight defeat is on the cards here.
We're heading for an end to end finale. Has the game finally come alive?
City trying to build some pressure out of sheer desperation. Latest move ends with Mills' cross being caught by the keeper.
It's City's attacking play versus Motors on the break.
SUB. City (80 mins): Charlie Reece comes on for Tyler Weir. Last throw of the dice for the visitors.
Weir sends over a cross but again it's too easy for the keeper.
It's a corner for Worcester. Thorley delivers, Stuart Whitehead is in the mix but the hosts clear their lines.
City giving the ball away with increasing regularity.
SUB. Vauxhall Motors (70 mins): Obi Anoruo comes on for goalscorer Ashley Stott.
SUB. City (70 mins): Greg Mills replaces Michael Taylor. Can he inject some energy?
Tyler Weir finds Taylor and he shoot at keeper Jones. Getting closer?
The game has opened up now but City are in desperate need of a goal. They haven't scored for more than two and a half games now.
Sammons touches the ball to Glover and he clears the bar. Might have got three points in the rugby though!
Vauxhall Motors (61 mins): Karl Clair following that challenge on Sammons.
Sammons is felled and City have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Suggestions that Sammons got the final touch to Stott's strike.
SUB. Vauxhall Motors (55 mins): Louis Moss on for Karl Noon.
Vauxhall Motors (55 mins): Shot from Karl Clair takes a deflection and leaves Glyn Thompson helpless. The hosts take the lead out of the blue.
Thorley with it but Elvins loses out in the air to Andy Nicholas.
Rob Elvins tries a shot and forces a corner via a deflection. Can they do something with this?
Stott breaks into the box, Shabir nips in to thwart the danger.
City again seeing a lot of the ball but not doing much with it.
Injury update: Deeney has gone to hospital with a suspected broken ankle.
Second-half under way.
City (45+1 mins): Breeze gets booked for that challenge.
Matt Breeze has clattered into Danny Fearnehough and the midfielder is getting a lecture from the referee.
Two added minutes to play.
City finishing the half on top with the visitors building some pressure.
An ambulance has arrived at the ground for Deeney following his earlier ankle injury.
Sammons getting through plenty of work in midfield as City try to inject some momentum.
A City move is ended by the linesman's flag but there is precious little to get excited about at the moment.
Glover gets the ball into the six-yard box but the defenders prevent it getting to Michael Taylor.
A cross from Shabir Khan on the left is picked off by keeper Jones.
SUB. Vauxhall Motors (31 mins): Conor Roberts-Nurse comes on for Steven Wainwright. He's still feeling the affects of challenge with Deeney.
Thorley's shot is blocked and he hits the rebound at keeper Zac Jones.
Chances few and far between at present. Game could do with livening up a bit.
Wainwright is back on his feet and normal service is resumed.
SUB. City (25 mins): Lee Ayres replaces Ellis Deeney. That should see Shabir Khan switched to left-back.
Deeney is carried off but Wainwright needs treatment as well.
Deeney is clattered by a challenge from Steven Wainwright and he will need to come off. That's the last thing City need with their injury list at the moment.
Karl Clair's free-kick is punched by Thompson and the ball goes behind for a corner. Glover heads the flag-kick clear at the near post.
Free-kick for City. Deeney finds Danny Glover but that move comes to nothing.
Mahon drills wide following a surging run.
Deeney forced to scramble the ball away following Craig Mahon's cross.
Thompson saves from Noon following cross from Ashley Stott. It's a corner but the City keeper is equal to that.
Ashley Sammons' shot earns a corner. Tom Thorley takes it but the ball is headed clear.
Vauxhall looking a threat on the break. Worcester will need to be wary of that.
Karl Noon breaks forward but Glyn Thompson races out to put him off.
City keeping the ball well at present without probing.
Ellis Deeney returns to left-back but Ashley Sammons appears to be in the holding midfield role with Rob Elvins playing at the apex of a midfield diamond.
Under way at Rivacre Park.
The teams are out but the kick-off won't be at 3pm given as it's now almost five past.
There are four changes to the Worcester City team that lost at Halifax.
Ashley Sammons comes into midfield for only his second start of the season, while Matt Breeze, Shabir Khan and Michael Taylor are in.
Matt Birley, Danny Edwards, Lee Ayres and Mike Symons make way.
Worcester City: Thompson, Weir, Deeney, Thorley, Whitehead, Shabir, Sammons, Elvins, Taylor, Glover, Breeze. Subs: Ayres, Birley, Reece, Mills, Sargeant.
Vauxhall Motors: Jones, Wainwright, Fearnehough, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone, Mahon, Clair, Rutter, Stott, Noon. Subs: Anoruo, Moss, Roberts-Nurse, Kocis, Ellison.
Referee: A Hendley (West Midlands).
Probably my last away game this season before I start my new job. Any chance of a win boys? #WCFC— @jess_beauty537 09 March 2013