BEING top of the league is not a position Worcester City are accustomed to.
Yet, that is precisely where manager Carl Heeley feels his team could be, based on their efforts so far this season.
While the Blue and Whites only have four points from a possible 15 available, the former centre-half says that is not a fair reflection.
City were once again left ruing missed chances in the 0-0 draw at Brackley Town on Bank Holiday Monday, mainly due to the heroics of Saints keeper Dean Snedker.
“We could be top of the league, it’s that close,” Heeley said. “We could be in the top two or three and we haven’t got our just rewards.
“If we keep playing like that there’s no question, someone’s going to get hammered one of these days.”
Whether that will be against early Vanarama Conference North leaders North Ferriby United at Aggborough today (3pm) remains to be seen.
But, despite their lowly position of 18th heading into the final match of the month, City are making progress, even if it’s not as much as they would have liked.
Twelve months ago, it took Heeley’s team eight games to reach the four points they have so far gleaned from five fixtures.
They had, however, scored five goals by this time last year, compared to the three they currently have to their name.
It was also three weeks into September before they registered their first win – a 4-0 thrashing of Workington in their ninth match of the campaign.
Meanwhile, City’s mascot Georgie Dragon will be taking part in Worcester racecourse’s popular family fun day tomorrow.
Georgie will be lining up in the West Midlands Mascot Dash, in aid of The Children’s Trust, at 2.20pm against 14 others, including from Worcestershire County Cricket Club and St John’s Colts Football Club.