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Brackley Town 0 Worcester City 0
Updated 9:06pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
This live event has finished
- Jose Veiga starts in goal for City along with new signing Ebby Nelson-Addy.
- Worcester have lost both games to date, Brackley have won both
That's it. A great point for City.
Seconds remaining now.
Cartwright launches a free kick forward, straight into the arms of Veiga.
Deeney with the flag kick, headed away, Thorley scuffs the volley and it hits Munday and loops on to the roof of the net.
Good move from City sees Hubbins have a shot deflected wide for a corner.
Now Brackley have a free kick. Walker with it, Veiga misses the ball but a foul is given for the challenge on the keeper.
Thorley picks out Richard Munday with a corner and he heads over the bar. Good opportunity.
City fancy winning this and are pressing the hosts back.
Last ditch clearance from Deeney averts the danger from the hosts. Game opening up now.
Sub. Brackley 82 mins: Nat Jarvis replaces Greg Kaziboni.
Sub. City 82 mins: Danny Wiliams on for Aaron Williams, who has hobbled off.
A third corner for Worcester. Thorley sends the ball in, Hutchison beaten to it by Odhiambo.
Nelson-Addy clears the crossbar with the free kick.
Aaron Williams takes the ball in the face from Cartwright at point blank range. Visitors play on and Glover is tripped about 25 yards from goal.
Walker with corner for Brackley, Hubbins heads away.
Thorley clears the stand with his free kick. The midfielder is normally good from those central positions but that was awful.
Brackley 69 mins: Austin for tripping Thorley on the edge of the area with the captain breaking through.
Low strike from Hubbins is saved by Billy Turley. First shot on target for the visitors.
Brackley beginning to turn the screw.
Thorley free kick fails to find a team mate. The visitors still very much in this game though.
City sitting deeper and leaving Glover up front on his own.
Aaron Williams fires the ball across the six yard box but there's nobody there to make contact.
Sub. Brackley 58 mins: Steve Diggin on for Izak Reid.
Not wishing to tempt fate but City have defended pretty well so far.
Thorley's corner is cleared by Eddie Odhiambo.
Shot from Kaziboni saved by the right hand of Veiga who then blocks the rebound from Mulligan.
Ellis Deeney has reverted to left-back.
Sub. City (half time): Ashley Sammons on for Shabir Khan.
Brackley 47 mins: Curtis McDonald for foul on Luke Hubbins.
Reid drills in a shot from the edge of the box, Veiga holds on.
Free kick from Walker headed powerfully clear by Graham Hutchison.
Both sides trying to force the issue as half time apporoaches.
Walker cuts the ball in from the left and sub Mulligan hits the volley first time. Wide.
Walker sends a free kick high to the far post and Veiga claims the ball well under pressure.
Shabir takes out Walker for a free kick to the hosts. Walker takes it and hits the defensive wall.
Thorley with the free kick from the left, level with the box. Delivery finds Glover who tries a back heel and then claims a handball. Not given.
Firm strike from Kaziboni is straight down the throat of Veiga.
City more than matching their hosts at the moment. Strong in the tackle and quick going forward.
Greg Kaziboni scampers away down the right, gets a cross into the box but the offside is flag.
Sub. Brackley 19 mins: Gary Mulligan on for the injured Griffin.
Griffin is the latest player to need treatment. He makes the obligatory journey to the half way line before returning.
Corner for Worcester. Taken by Deeney from the right, swung in and headed away by Griffin.
Shabir Khan is down needing treatment on his leg. Looks ok to resume.
Glenn Walker sets Charlie Griffin free but he tries to take the shot early and that's easy for Veiga.
Ellis Deeney gives the ball away in the centre circle but Brackley can't take advantage.
Now it's another corner from Reid. Taken short again, cross from Curtis McDonaldmis gathered by Jose Veiga.
Izak Reid takes short corner to Neil Cartwright and his cross is dealt with.
Ebby Nelson-Addy making a nuisance of himself early on, not letting the defenders settle.
Volley on the turn from Danny Glover is blocked by a defender.
Former Tamworth keeper Jose Veiga starts for Worcester, with Matt Sargeant on the bench. Deale Chamberlain has apparently left the club.
Ebby Nelson-Addy in for Ashley Sammons is the only other change from the side beaten at Gloucester.
Ex Worcester player Neil Cartwright starts at right-back for the hosts.
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Shabir, Thorley, Hutchison, Munday, Hubbins, Deeney, Glover, Nelson-Addy, A Williams. Subs: Sammons, A Walker, D Williams, Smith, Sargeant.
Brackley Town: Turley, Cartwright, McDonald, Odhiambo, Sharpe, Austin, Reid, Solkhon, Griffin, Kaziboni, G Walker. Subs: Nisevic, Towers, Mulligan, Diggin, Jarvis.
Referee: Andy Hendley (Halesowen).
A little overcast for Brackley v #wcfc http://t.co/1KH0acFrpy— @worcesternews 24 August 2013
@WorcesterCityFc no sarge then? I thought this keeper was class at Nunny.#WCFC— @Farrellj257 24 August 2013
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