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Worcester City 2 Hednesford Town 2
Updated 11:44am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
This live event has finished
- Daniel Nti is back in the Team as City aim for their first home win
- Hednesford are the early pace setters with three wins from three
- 1-0: Nti 1 min
- 1-1: Riley 25 mins
- 1-2: Durrell 44 mins pen
- 2-2: Nti 68 mins
We're into stoppage time now.
Thorley hits it straight into the defensive wall. That's a waste.
City have a free kick 30 yards out. What can they do with this?
Durrell takes aim and hits his strike straight at Glover. City defending at the moment.
Taylor sends over another corner and Veiga is first to it again.
Could be set for a frantic finale here. Both sides pushing for a winner.
Taylor's corner is punched out by Veiga, Durrell then has a shot charged down by Munday.
The visitors have a free kick right on the edge of the box level with the six yard line. Taylor takes it and clears everybody.
Sub. Hednesford 71 mins: Charlie Anagho-Ntamark replaces Wayne Riley.
Deeney's corner eventually comes throug to Glover and he scuffs wide.
Moore's cross appears to hit Riley on the arm in the area but nothing is given.
Veiga gets down low to his left to save from Jamey Osborne.
Sub. Hednesford 71 mins: Alex Melbourne on for Dave Macpherson.
City 68 mins: Deeney's cross finds Glover and his effort is deflected over the keeper for Nti to head home at the far post.
Taylor's shot from distance is straight into the body of Veiga.
Subs 64 mins. City: Ethan Moore for Ashley Sammons.
Hednesford: Kris Taylor for Nathan Woolfe.
Woolfe with Hednesford corner, Veiga claims.
Ethan Moore is about to come on for the hosts.
Left wing cross from Deeney is miss hit and ends up clearing the bar.
Harvey boots the ball against the corner flag. Munday and Deeny both have a go and putting it straight but fail. It will have to remain on a slant.
Both players up and ready to continue.
Nti and Francis clash heads in the area and both need treatment.
City beginning to crack the ball around with assurity, until George Williams ruins things with a poor touch.
A good City passing move ends with Ellis Deeney slicing the ball through to the keeper.
Nti finds himself in space in the of but he's offside. Good job really as his cross was sliced wide by Sammons.
Harvey tries to cross from the left but only manages to put the ball out of play.
Right, that's the half time cuppa out of the way, ready to start again.
Hednesford 44 mins: Durrell easily beats Veiga with the penalty.
Durrell goes down under the challenge on Richard Munday. He was going away from goal but it's a penalty.
A smart volley on the turn by Harvey is superbly turned over the bar by Veiga.
Hednesford building the pressure. Woolfe has an effort deflected wide. The corner is put out on the far side for a throw.
Durrell's free kick is met b the head of Francis but it's over the bar.
Nelson-Addy is quick to break up play in midfield. He seems more suited to that than Ashley Sammons who is out on the left.
Shot from Durrell is smothered by Ebby Nelson-Addy.
Hednesford 25 mins: City are made to pay for missed chances as the visitors break, Wayne Riley takes the ball round Veiga and slots home.
Glover's volley from inside the box is into the arms of Crane.
Thorley wastes the corner kick, which goes straight out of play.
Nti beats the offside trap, crosses for Aaron Williams but it is out over the bar by a defender.
Glover breaks into the box, fires the ball across the area but Aaron Williams scuffs his shot. Great chance.
Nti turns his marker well and then draws a good save from Crane with a low drive.
Nti appeals for a penalty. He reckons Francino Francis was pulling him back but it looked 50-50.
Aaron Williams caught offside sprinting after a pass from Danny Glover. City continue their bright start.
Hednesford 9 mins: Dave Macpherson for a clattering challenge on Tom Thorley.
It's whipped in by Woolfe and Durrell's header is deflected wide. The third flag kick is cleared.
Hednesford corner taken by Elliott Durrell and Hutchison heads it behind for another.
Wayne Riley flicks a header just wide of Joe Veiga's goal following a right wing cross.
Nathan Woolfe sets up Neil Harvey in the area but he slices his effort harmlessly wide.
City 1 min: Graham Hutchison holds the ball up the six yard box, cuts it back to Daniel Nti and he smashes it past Dan Crane. What a start.
The teams are out #wcfc http://t.co/7XvHyfCuaL— @worcesternews 26 August 2013
Teams going through the warm ups for #wcfc v Hednesford at Aggborough http://t.co/qyoE8dJzPH— @worcesternews 26 August 2013
off to the 2nd home of English football, not quite st George's lane but hey it's a start, come on city!!! #wcfc— @IanPardoe1 26 August 2013
DANIEL Nti returns to the Worcester City team in one of two changes from the team that drew at Brackley.
Shabir Khan, who has a back injury, and Luke Hubbins drop out, while Ashley Sammons comes in alongside the striker.
Aaron Williams starts despite hobbling off at the weekend, keeper Jose Veiga retains his place and striker Ethan Moore is among the subs.
Former Kidderminster Harriers forwrad Robbie Thompson-Brown, who had a trial with City, is on the bench for Hednesford.
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Deeney, Thorley, Hutchison, Munday, A Williams, Nelson-Addy, Nti, Glover, Sammons. Subs: D Williams, Heath, Moore, Walker, Sargeant.
Hednesford: Crane, Disney, Campion, Bailey, Francis, Mcapherson, Osborne, Durrell, Harvey, Riley, Woolfe. Subs: Melbourne, Taylor, Thompson-Brown, Barnes, Anagho-Ntamark.
Referee: Simon Barrow (Staffordshire).
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