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Worcester City 1 Bradford Park Avenue 2
Updated 4:50pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- New City signings Exodus Geohaghon and Nathan Rooney both start
- Ethan Moore and Ashley Sammons also start for hosts
- Aaron Williams and Luke Hubbins drop to the bench
- Ebby Nelson-Addy not in squad
- 0-1: Walker 19 mins
- 1-1: Moore 59 mins
- 1-2: Mallory 86 mins
City pressing forward but they're almost out of time.
Not sure how long there is to go, the board has not gone up.
We're into stoppage time now.
Bradford 86 mins: Steve Mallory heads home from corner.
George Williams bursts forward, the ball drops to Moore but he's offside.
Glover tries a shot from the best part of 30 yards. Over.
Appeals for handball against Williams in the box but nothing given.
A defensive mix-up earns City a corner. Thorley clears just about everyone with the flag kick and the visitors clear their lines.
Sub. Bradford PA 80 mins: Chris Howarth on for Laurie Swain.
The ball nearly takes out the radio station along the press bench but thankfully they were alert!
This game is there for the taking for both teams. Remember, neither have won yet this season.
A promising City break ends after Williams leaves it late to release the ball and Hubbins is offside.
Sub. City 71 mins: Ashley Walker and Aaron Williams on for Graham Hutchison and Nathan Rooney.
Hutchison can't put any weight on his leg so he's coming off.
Hutchison down needing treatment. He's having his leg stretched so could be a hamstring issue. Don't think it's cramp.
Corner headed powerfully up and away by Geohaghon.
Firm drive from Walker sees Veiga fly to his right and palm the ball wide.
Sub. Bradford PA 65 mins: Ross Daly on for Chib Chilaka.
Walker's corner is turned against the bar by Chilaka.
City 59 mins: Glover cuts the ball in from the left and Moore slides in to equalise.
Pass from Rooney picks out Nti but his shot is smothered by Lamb.
Chilaka gets into the area but Veiga is out to meet him and claims the ball at his feet. At the other end, Nti fires over following a quick break.
Walker swings the ball over from the left, Glover heads away and Hotte puts the loose ball well wide.
Hutchison does well to cut out a cross from the left and puts the ball behind for a corner.
Sub. City HT: Luke Hubbins on for Ashley Sammons.
Sloppy square pass from Geohaghon lets in Alex Davidson and his shot is saved by Veiga.
Richard Marshall drills a free kick inches wide of the post. Some fans in front of me thought it was in.
City 41 mins: Thorley is in the book for late challenge on Nathan Hotte. The captain however was sold short by a poor Geohaghon pass.
Now it's tipping it down.
Walker's corner dealt with on the near post by Thorley.
Attendance is 636. Disappointing for non-league day.
City free kick on the left delivered by Thorley, the ball goes straight into the net but flag was already up for a foul on the visitors' Steve Mallory.
Second corner in quick succession is cleared by the visitors.
Hutchison gets his head to Thorley's free kick and forces Lamb to tip the ball onto the bar and over.
Moore now back out on the flank.
Bradford beginning to knock the ball about it now. City have lost the edge.
Moore has moved into a more central position since the goal.
Thorley's free kick is dropped by the keeper but Nathan Rooney is unable to take advantage.
Another ball over the top leaves Exodus Geohaghon floundering but Laurie Swain's effort hits the post.
Walker's corner is met with a bullet header at the near post by James Knowles. Just off target.
Nti intercepts a poor pass to keeper Lamb but can only square the ball into the box where there is nobody waiting.
Bradford PA 19 mins: City caught out with a ball down the middle, George Williams does his best to get in a challenge on Nathan Hotte but the ball runs loose and Davidson squares it to Paul Walker to drive home. Soft goal.
Graham Hutchison produces a nicely timed tackle to dispossess Chib Chilaka in full flight.
City operating a 4-2-3-1 system with Nti as the focal point in attack.
Tom Thorley breaks forward and cracks a drive inches wide of the post.
Good move started by Nathan Rooney ends with Danny Glover driving at the keeper.
Music has blasted out over the PA system. No idea why.
Scott Maxfield unleashes a left foot drive but Jose Veiga holds on.
Daniel Nti fires well wide with his left foot. No repeat of his early heroics against Hednesford.
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