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Worcester City 2 Stalybridge Celtic 1
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- New signings Ryan Boot and Wayne Thomas both start for City
- 1-0: Nti 18 mins
- 1-1: Ennis 40 mins
- 2-1: A Williams 80 mins
Nti with the corner is short to Ramsey-Dickson as they try to keep the ball in the corner.
Into the third minute of stoppage time.
Pepper's free-kick is awful and the ball goes straight out of play.
City 90+1: Kristian Ramsey-Dickson comes on for Steven Leslie.
City piling on the pressure.
Free-kick from Leslie hits the defensive wall.
Get in Aaron Williams!! Hopefully that's the winner! #wcfc— @richiehh 01 March 2014
Nti is flagged offside from Aaron Williams' ball forward.
Stalybridge 87 mins: Adam Parkinson for Ryan Croasdale.
City looking for a killer third here.
Stalybridge 83 mins: Regan for foul on Nti.
Strike from Anoruo is claimed by Boot.
City 80 mins: Leslie drops his shoulder to get past Ryan on the right and his cross is headed in at the far post by Aaron Williams.
Ryan's head wound is causing problems again and he had changed his shirt for the second time.
Nti clears the danger from a visitors' corner.
City 76 mins: Weir for stopping Anoruo in his tracks.
Leslie's corner headed clear by Matt Regan.
City 73 mins: Aaron Farrell on for Ethan Moore.
Corner from Ennis is cleared by Nti. Ball comes back in and Bembo-Leta's header is gathered by Boot.
City 67 mins: Aaron Williams replaces Aaron Brown.
Shot from Leslie is dragged wide.
Stalybridge 65 mins: Andy McWilliams on for Jeremy Thierry.
Players losing their footing all over the place at the moment - three in a matter of seconds.
Shot on the turn from Ethan Moore flashes inches wide of the goal.
Stalybridge 58 mins: Adam Pepper on for Tom Buckley.
Nelson-Addy picks out Brown with a fine pass but his shot is woeful.
Ryan is down for the visitors, this time clutching his ankle following challenge from Nti. Not a great day for the Stalybridge player, who earlier needed treatment for a head wound.
Wayne Thomas tries an acrobatic effort from Nti's cross but the defender just beats him to it.
Leslie breaks forward, tries to curl the ball with the outside of his boot but gets it wrong and is well off target.
Shot along the ground from Josh Green following a corner goes harmlessly wide.
City finishing the half strongly.
Leslie with the City corner, Brown meets it but Celtic clear.
Stalybridge 40 mins: Ennis curls a delightful free-kick in off the post with Boot rooted to the spot.
Ryan is back having changed his shirt.
Stalybridge temporarily down to 10 men as Jack Ryan has treatment for a head wound.
Free-kick from Leslie is completely over hit and the ball goes straight out of play.
Corner from Ennis is flicked away by the head of Hutchison.
Decent bit of Stalybridge pressure, certainly their best spell of the contest so far.
Ennis plays it short and Buckley's shot is deflected for another corner. The second flag kick is hoofed out of the ground by Graham Hutchison.
Steven Leslie fouls Buckley just outside the D. Ennis gets the ball over the wall and Boot has to tip it over.
Corner to Stalybridge, the first of the match. Ennis delivers, Boot punches.
Nti collects a cushioned header from George Williams, runs the length of the right flank before sending a wayward cross wide.
Cross from Ryan Croasdale is gobbled up by the diving Boot.
Jack Ryan controls the ball confidently in the area but scuffs his shot and Ryan Boot gathers.
City 18 mins: Long throw from Weir finds Brown and his pass is controlled well by Daniel Nti and, under pressure from Jeremy Thierry, the striker beats Danny East.
Precious little by way of attacking opportunities from either side at the moment.
Cross to the near post from Paul Ennis is steered wide by Obi Anoruo.
Buckley back on so Celtic back up to full strength.
Buckley hobbles to the sideline but looks in a bit of discomfort.
Ellis Deeney wins the ball from Buckley with a fine tackle and sets up a move which ends with Weir over hitting a cross from the left.
Ethan Moore robs Matt Regan of the ball and Aaron Brown hits an effort first time into the arms of Danny East.
Ebby Nelson-Addy gets a ticking off from the referee for late challenge on Tom Buckley.
Celtic caught offside twice in quick succession.
Lose pass from Joel Bembo-Leta is intercepted by Tyler Weir but he can't take advantage.
It's a bright afternoon here at Aggborough, decent day for football.
Need 3 points today. Don't want to get dragged back into the relegation fight #wcfc— @richiehh 01 March 2014
Keeper Ryan Boot has joined Worcester City until the end of the season from Port Vale and replaces the injured Jose Veiga.
Wayne Thomas makes his debut in the centre of defence.
Former City loanee Matt Regan is the captain for Stalybridge.
Worcester City: Boot, G Williams, Weir, Hutchison, Thomas, Brown, Nti, Deeney, Moore, Nelson-Addy, Leslie. Subs: A Williams, Farrell, Ramsey-Dickson, Shabir, D Williams.
Stalybridge Celtic: East, Blean, Thierry, Bembo-Leta, Regan, Green, Ennis, Buckley, Anoruo, Ryan, Croasdale. Subs: Pepper, Parkinson, McWilliams, Hatch, Cookson.
Referee: Daniel Meeson (Staffordshire).
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