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Worcester City 1 Harrogate Town 0
Updated 4:52pm Saturday 21st December 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- Shabir Khan, Richard Munday and Ebby Nelson-Addy start
- Tyler Weir and Steven Leslie on bench, Graham Hutchison out
- 1-0: Nelson-Addy 12 mins
Last ditch defending from the hosts.
City taking the ball into the corner.
Harrogate throwing everything at Worcester.
Four extra minutes to play.
City 90 mins: Steven Leslie on for Ethan Moore.
Two corners in quick succession cleared by City.
Veiga produces a fine block to deny Brown on his near post.
City getting pushed back with every minute.
City likely to have a fair bit of defending to do now and take their chances on the break.
Just under 10 minutes to go here. All set for a frantic finale.
Nti's shot takes a deflection on its way through to the keeper. Almost an immediate impact.
Sub. City 78 mins: Daniel Nti replaces Danny Glover.
Corner from Deeney misses everyone.
Nelthorpe's header to MacGillivray squirms under the keeper for a comical corner.
Brown's header is saved by Veiga but the offside flag was already up.
MacGillivray's clearance is poor, Weir gathers but fires wide.
Only Moore in the Harrogate half of the field at times.
Weir goes to the right wing and Nelson-Addy moves to a more central position.
Sub. Harrogate 67 mins: Anton Brown for Cleveland Taylor. City: Tyler Weir on for Richard Taundry.
Harrogate 66 mins: Craig Nelthorpe, but it is not clear why.
Deeney makes a great tackle to set City on their way but Aaron Williams' cross is woeful.
Attendance is 403.
Aaron Williams is denied by MacGillivray on his near post. Shot was quite weak though.
Taylor sends a daisy cutter into the arms of Veiga.
Corner to City. Taundry with it, easy for Harrogate to clear.
Glover cuts in from the right but his cross is easy for the keeper.
The linesman is being desperately petty in letting the sub on, taking forever to check every detail.
Sub. Harrogate 54 mins: Adam Nowakowski on for Brad Abbott.
Harrogate 51 mins: Adam Bolder for an accumulation of fouls. The latest was on Moore.
Harrogate have a free-kick inside the D. Woods shoots and Veiga parries.
Another Harrogate corner fails to worry Veiga.
Well into stoppage time here but not board showing us how long is left.
Veiga is playing sweeper again to clear the danger.
Worcester aren't making the most of their free-kicks. Too many deliveries are being wasted.
Michael Woods volleys over the bar following corner.
Shabir Khan's clearance heads towards the railway line behind the stand. Keep an ear out for the travel reports.
Deeney's free-kick is headed wide by Munday.
City 1-0 up thanks to @ebbz10. Looks like the lads are up for this one #wcfc— @richiehh 21 December 2013
George Williams almost picks out Moore with a ball over the top. City pressing well here.
Deeney's shot is deflected wide for what looked like a corner but the call is a goal kick.
Brad Abott sends a wayward effort well wide of goal.
Deeney's corner misses every City player in the area.
Ellis Deeney's corner headed away by Matt Bloomer.
Shot on the turn from Glover turned past the post by Craig MacGillivary.
Veiga back on his feet, normal service resumed.
Veiga has no luck against Harrogate, he got hurt the last time the sides met.
Harrogate 22 mins: Hall for challenge on Veiga.
Chris Hall collides with Veiga and the City keeper needs treatment.
Harrogate keeping the ball better than City at the moment.
Up the city! #WCFC http://t.co/oteFvDlpde— @JackEatonMUFC 21 December 2013
Adam Bolder drags a shot well wide from just outside the box.
City 12 mins: Ethan Moore plays in Ebby Nelson-Addy and he produces a fine angled drive across the keeper into the far corner.
Decent start to the game from both sides.
Cleveland Taylor with the Harrogate corner, shot from Steve Mallory is saved by Veiga.
Jose Veiga shows some neat footwork to side step Michael Woods and then clears. Looks good but fraught with danger!
Danny Glover smashes a free-kick into the defensive wall and Ethan Moore fires the loose ball wide.
@leewhittall @WorcesterCityFc looking for a bit of a festive cheer to start the xmas period with a bang #wcfc— @SparesyG 21 December 2013
Captain Graham Hutchison is out injured, while Tyler Weir and Steven Leslie are on the bench. In come Shabir Khan, Richard Munday and Ebby Nelson-Addy. George Williams has recovered from a muscle strain.
Ellis Deeney takes on the captain's armband.
Former Worcester player Dwayne Samuels is among the Harrogate substitutes.
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Regan, Shabir, Munday, Deeney, Nelson-Addy, Taundry, Glover, Moore, A Williams. Subs: Leslie, Nti, Dell, Weir, Smith.
Harrogate Town: MacGillivray, Bloomer, Nelthorpe, Bolder, Mallory, Killock, Hall, Abbott, Worsfold, Woods, Taylor. Subs: Sellars, Brown, Nowakowski, Merris, Samuels.
Referee: Steven Plane (Worcestershire).
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