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Rugby Town 0 Worcester City 2
Updated 9:35pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
This live event has finished
- Birmingham loan striker Reece Hales starts
- Richard Munday and Niall Thompson also in the 11
- Daniel Nti dropped to the bench
- 0-1: Glover 57 mins
- 0-2: Thorley pen 64 mins
Seconds remaining now. City have done their job.
Sub. City 90+1 mins: Sam Smith on for Danny Glover.
Another free-kick for Rugby. Veiga punches and Worcester just about get the ball clear.
Rugby putting Worcester under pressure.
Sub. City 84 mins: Aaron Williams replaces Niall Thompson.
Aaron Moses-Garvey tries to get into the area but can't get past Deeney.
Thompson sets up Glover who volleys wide from 12 yards.
Marsden breaks into the area on the left and curls the ball beyond Veiga and the far post.
Sub. Rugby 70 mins: Andrew Spencer and Aaron Moses-Garvey come on for Sam Youngs and Richard Blythe.
Thompson has a go from distance and almost clears the stand.
City 64 mins: Thorley fires home from the spot.
Glover fouled by Alex Gudger and City have a penalty.
Nelson-Addy breaks into the box and fires wide.
Ellis Deeney drives a free-kick just wide of the post.
Sub. City 59 mins: Daniel Nti replaces Reece Hales.
City 57 mins: Glover's fierce drive is parried by Cooper and the striker despatched the rebound with a left foot effort.
Thorley's free-kick is headed down by Munday and cleared by the hosts.
Lake-Gaskin breaks into the box and Veiga steals the ball off his toes.
Rugby out of the blocks quicker again after the interval.
Youngs slices an effort wide as City forced to defend in numbers.
Richard Taundry tries a pass out to the right and puts the ball straight out of play. No comment.
@Preecey2009 @dannyglover24 about time. Go Danny #WCFC— @Farrellj257 15 October 2013
No changes at the break.
Thorley's corner punched away by the keeper and Munday's rebound is straight at Cooper.
Another penalty claim for the hosts waved away, this time after Lewis McBride goes to ground.
A good spell of City pressure ends with Thompson firing wide from the edge of the box.
Rugby putting in a good defensive effort.
Hales tees up Thorley whose effort is charged down.
Lake-Gaskin pulls his shot from distance wide of the post.
Corner to Rugby. Youngs with it but the ball swings out of play.
Thompson twists and turns his way up the right flank before firing over.
Veiga again shows nifty footwork to dribble his way out of trouble. Not sure Carl Heeley wants to see that!
Free-kick from Tom Thorley finds Munday but his header is game and easy for Niall Cooper.
Veiga acting as sweeper to launch a header forward by way of a clearance.
Brief break while Youngs receives treatment.
City 29 mins: Glover for foul on Youngs.
Corner from Youngs is headed out by Munday.
David Kolodynski's shot is easy for Veiga following a quick break from the hosts.
Thompson clatters into Craig Kelly and gets a ticking off from the referee.
Justin Marsden gets his shot away from 20 yards but Veiga is equal to it.
Worcester beginning to play some good football with George Williams overlapping down the right.
Hales fires over the bar from 20 yards.
Free-kick for Rugby about 30 yards from goal in a central position. Sam Youngs delivers and Richard Munday clears.
Lewis McBride tumbles in the area but nothing given despite loud appeals from the crowd.
Niall Thompson's cross is met by the head of Danny Glover, it's saved by the keeper but the offside is up.
City have gone with two up front in Danny Glover and Reece Hales.
As on Saturday, it is Rugby who have made the better start.
Richard Blythe muscles his way into the box and it needs Jose Veiga to smother the ball at his feet.
7:40pm Tue 15 Oct 13
I am not sure why you have your top scorers on the bench
7:45pm Tue 15 Oct 13
Thompson is a winger who gets in crosses. Hales and Glover are more likely to get on the end of them.
Nti and Moore are better feeding off throughballs played to feet, if and when the game opens up.
City survive an early scare on their goal in the first minute.
A warm welcome here at Rugby but one team sheet between four isn't great.
City bring in Reece Hales and Richard Munday for Daniel Nti and Shabir Khan, while Niall Thompson replaces Aaron Williams.
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Deeney, Thorley, Hutchison, Munday, Thompson, Taundry, Glover, Hales, Nelson-Addy. Subs: Nti, Khan, Moore, A Williams, S Smith, Lemon, Sargeant.
Rugby Town: Cooper, Myles, Kelly, Rowley, Gudger, Youngs, McBride, Blythe, Kolodynski, Lake-Gaskin, Marsden. Subs: Spencer, Fabrice Gnadja, Moses-Garvey, Palmer, Bishop.
Referee: Wayne Porter (Bourne).
Just been told a Rugby fan with two tickets for England match sold them to come to #wcfc FA Cup replay— @stevecarleyWN 15 October 2013
Come on City! Important to get this win! #GloverHattrickPlease #wcfc— @ac_wcfc 15 October 2013
Never mind England, Butlin Road is where it's at tonight #wcfc— @stevecarleyWN 15 October 2013
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