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Worcester City 0 Rugby Town 0
Updated 5:11pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
This live event has finished
- Four changes to City team beaten at Stockport
- Phil Trainer has been denied permission to play by Nuneaton
- Exodus Geohaghon released after refusing to play
- Striker Reece Hales signs on loan from Birmingham
That's it. We'll do it all again at Butlin Road on Tuesday.
Ellis Deeney with it, Nti heads over.
Free-kick to City about 30 yards out.
Pass from Marsden towards Kolodynski, offside flag comes to City's rescue.
We're into stoppage time.
Corner from Youngs is cleared by Khan.
Moses-Garvey drills over the top from 30 yards.
Moses-Garvey drills over the top from 30 yards.
Veiga punches clear from Youngs' cross. Frantic stuff.
City press and probe, Thompson sends a cross straight to the keeper.
City knocking on the door, Rugby not letting them in.
Five minutes to go.
Header from Nti is straight into the arms of Cooper.
City corner. Thorley with it. Keeper punches.
Thompson cuts in from the left and bobbles a shot along the floor to keeper Cooper.
Youngs goes for the top corner but Veiga is equal to it.
Rugby have a free-kick a yard outside the box, just by the 'D'.
The more City press, the more likely they are to be caught on the break. Lake-Gaskin is quick.
Errors from both sides. It's going to be a nervous last 15 minutes.
That's another striker on.
Sub. City 71 mins. Reece Hales on for Richard Taundry.
Kolodynski shoots from 40 yards. Nowhere near.
Sub. City 67 mins: Ethan Moore on for Aaron Williams. Rugby: Aaron Moses-Garvey replaces Richard Blythe.
Game on a knife edge and very open.
Thompson cuts the ball back from the right byline and Aaron Williams blazes over with the goal gaping. Oh dear.
Shot from Justin Marsden is deflected for a corner. Youngs takes it and then header from Gudger is gathered by Veiga.
Thompson tries an acrobatic effort, wide of the goal.
Sub. City 53 mins: Niall Thompson on for Danny Glover.
Youngs floats in a free-kick, Kolodynski plants a tame header in the hands of Veiga.
A lot of City's passes being intercepted.
Mr Stretton has now emerged.
Both teams are out for the second period but no sign of the referee.
Veiga wins the ball on the edge of his area and then brings it forward to the halfway line before getting tackled. You don't see that every day from a keeper!
End to end stuff as the half draws to a close.
Shot from Kolodynski is blocked and goes into the arms of Veiga.
Nelson-Addy breaks into the box on the left but his pass to Nti is woeful and easily intercepted.
Youngs' corner is headed away by Thorley at the near post.
Nti carves open the visitors' defence and Aaron Williams puts the ball wide from 18 yards.
Taundry tries his luck from the edge of the area. Not far wide.
In the end, Nti has a go and his effort is comfortably saved by Cooper.
City have a free-kick just over 20 yards from goal just to the left. Tom Thorley territory.
Fierce drive from Thorley is parried by Niall Cooper but Danny Glover puts the rebound wide.
Thorley's free-kick from level with the edge of the box is easily headed clear.
Worcester's main attacking outlet is George Williams down the right.
City beginning to get a foothold in the match but Rugby defending with aplomb.
Taundry launches a header into the box but it has too much pace for Nti.
It's taken by Tom Thorley, Shabkir Khan meets it and Nelson-Addy has a shot deflected over. Second corner is headed wide by Aaron Williams.
City win the first corner of the game.
Richard Taundry gives the ball away and Lewis McBride draws a save from Veiga.
Alex Gudger gets his on to a free-kick, the ball falls to Lake-Gaskin and he blasts over from close range.
City 19 mins: Danny Glover for off the ball tangle with Ellis Myles.
Sam Youngs curls a free-kick over the bar from 20 yards. Not too far away.
Kolodynski shoots wide with the City defence looking edgy. Worcester really riding their luck.
City could have been 2-0 down already.
Richard Blythe plays in Seb Lake-Gaskin and he fires agonisingly wide of the far post. The visiting fans were waiting for the net to bulge there.
The rain starts to fall, manager Carl Heeley reaches for his coat.
Nti's cross from the left finds Aaron Williams but he can't connect with the header.
David Kolodynski gets in behind Shabir Khan and draws a save out of Jose Veiga. That wasn't in the script.
Good hold up play from Ebby Nelson-Addy, plays a one-two with Daniel Nti. Shot is scuffed.
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For City, in come George Williams, Shabir Khan, Aaron Williams and Ebby Nelson-Addy, out go Niall Thompson, Richard Munday, Phil Trainer and Exodus Geohaghon, the latter having left the club.
Ethan Moore is back on the bench along with defender Sam Smith.
Rugby include former City players Seb Lake-Gaskin and Aaron Moses-Garvey.
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Deeney, Thorley, Hutchison, Khan, Williams, Taundry, Nti, Nelson-Addy, Glover. Subs: Thompson, Moore, Hales, Munday, S Smith, Lemon, Sargeant.
Rugby Town: Cooper, Myles, Kelly, Rowley, Gudger, Youngs, McBride, Blythe, Kolodynski, Lake-Gaskin, Marsden. Subs: Spencer, Moses-Garvey, Palmer, Bishop, Fabrice Gnadja.
Referee: Guy Stretton (Leicestershire).
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