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Oxford City 0 Worcester City 0
Updated 5:04pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- Phil Trainer and Daniel Nti start
- Reece Hales and Niall Thompson drop to the bench
- Former Worcester striker Mike Symons among the Oxford subs
Thorley takes it and the referee signals for a foul against Worcester.
Corner for the visitors and Glover is back on.
City might need to finish the game with 10 men.
Now Glover needs the physio following a robust challenge.
Munday needed treatment, possibly for cramp. He has been superb for City today.
Sub. City 90+1 mins: Aaron Williams comes on for Richard Munday.
Three added minutes to play.
Free-kick from Winters is tame and a comfortable claim for Veiga.
City 89 mins: Deeney for stopping McNish in his tracks.
Offside flag up against Thompson. That's the sixth time for the visitors today.
Thompson gets into the box, goes to ground but the referee is having none of it.
Oxford enjoying a spell of pressure.
Benjamin tries a shot from 30 yards. It's easy for Veiga.
Thorley and Thompson have switched flanks as City seek an opening.
Header from Symons is gathered by Veiga.
Shot from Winters is deflected wide by Munday.
Ballard disagrees with a decision against his side and lets the referee know. Blatant dissent but no card shown.
Glover tries to slip the ball in for Moore but the move doesn't quite come off.
So, former City striker Symons has entered the fray. What price he gets a goal?
Sub. Oxford 71 mins: Mike Symons on for Jamie Cook.
Sub. City 70 mins: Ethan Moore replaces Daniel Nti.
Cook tees up Winters from a free-kick and his fierce drive produces an excellent save from Veiga.
Heavy rain is falling now. That could make it interesting underfoot.
Robinson's header from Ballard's long throw is straight at Veiga.
City. 62 mins: Richard Taundry for late lunge on Paul Stonehouse.
Sub. City 61 mins: Niall Thompson on for Ebby Nelson-Addy.
Sub. Oxford 60 mins: Marvin Robinson replaces Steve Basham.
I've just been told that the referee from the start has in fact been Lee Venables as Anthony Serrano was injured. It's only taken nearly an hour for that info to filter through to the press bench!
Sub. Oxford 57 mins: Andy Ballard on for Chris Palmer.
Attendance is 291.
It's been more lively in the first few minutes of the second period than the whole of the first-half.
Jamie Cook gets the better of Ellis Deeney and his cross is cut out by Munday.
Taundry picks out Thorley, his cushioned header falls for Glover and he volleys wide.
Corner comes to nothing but City are starting to step the pace up.
Thorley wins the ball, feeds Glover and his low effort is saved by Francoz.
Nelson-Addy looks to pick out Thorley at the far post but the offside flag goes up.
Thorley has spent much of the game out on the left.
City's bench has four attackers on a keeper so either Shabir Khan is injured or they are out for victory.
Thorley with City's third corner. Out-swinger to Graham Hutchison and he heads over.
Glover fires the ball across the six yard box, Henderson gets in a vital interception.
Winters takes it short and is charged down by Richard Taundry.
Oxford awarded a corner but George Williams claims he didn't touch the ball.
Manager Carl Heeley not happy with challenge from Callum McNish on Thorley but no free-kick given.
Glover taken down by Declan Benjaim on the left edge of the box. Thorley with the free-kick which is claimed by Francoz.
For the second time in quick succession, Glover is flagged offside. He shows his displeasure and gets a warning from the referee.
Free-kick from Winters just evades Chris Willmott and goes inches wide of the far post.
Richard Munday gets a lecture from the referee following a robust challenge.
So far in summary: Worcester have had the possession, Oxford the chances.
Thorley whips over a corner and keeper Francoz swats the ball away.
Nti spins in the area but his effort is smothered by Victor Francoz.
Liam Malone goes down in the box but the referee waves penalty appeals away.
Oxford take a quick free-kick, Winters crosses and Jose Veiga punches away.
Tom Winters delivers the corner and Lee Henderson puts a free header over the bar.
City seeing plenty of the ball but without anything to show for it.
Steve Bsham fires wide for the hosts under pressure from Nelson-Addy.
Tom Thorley drives in a corner which Danny Glover is unable to control.
Daniel Nti caught offside in an early Worcester move.
Richard Taundry at Worcester City, didn't see that one coming! #wcfc #wfc— @RyanDeeney_T92 19 October 2013
Teams are out for #wcfc at Oxford City http://t.co/NainmgOUKs— @worcesternews 19 October 2013
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Deeney, Thorley, Hutchison, Munday, Trainer, Taundry, Glover, Nti, Nelson-Addy. Subs: Hales, Thompson, A Williams, Moore, Sargeant.
Oxford City: Francoz, Benjamin, Stonehouse, Malone, Henderson, Willmott, McNish, Palmer, Basham, Cook, Winters. Subs: Ballard, Symons, Robinson, Learoyd, S Williams.
Referee: Lee Venables.
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