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Result: Bradford Park Avenue 2 Worcester City 2
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- WELCOME to the Horsfall Stadium for Worcester City's opening Blue Square Bet North match of 2012-13 against Bradford Park Avenue.
- Shabir Khan starts at centre-half, Matt Breeze is on the bench.
- Symons: 11 mins
- HT: 0-1
- Symons: 59 mins
- Marhsall 75 mins
- Marshall 89 mins
YELLOW CARD. City: Tyler Weir.
RED CARD. City: Matt Breeze sent off for sliding in on Martin Drury. The midfielder then hits out at Drury. City imploding here.
Bradford fancy winning this.
Three minutes added on.
GOAL: Marshall lets rip from 25 yards and the ball flies into the top corner. Thompson no chance.
It's a free-kick for Bradford. City have everyone back. Marshall shoots and hits the wall.
The hosts are looking dangerous coming forward, City becoming increasingly stretched.
These last 12 minutes or so could be quite edgy from a Worcester viewpoint.
GOAL: Thompson gets down low to push Marshall's effort wide. From the corner, Marshall stabs the ball home through a crowd of players.
SUB. City: Danny Edwards and Lee Ayres replace Shabir Khan and Greg Mills.
Deacey delivers corner for the hosts, Khan leaps to head away.
Greaves breaks through but Shabir Khan does well to get across and concede a corner, which is cleared.
YELLOW CARD. Bradford: Matty James.
YELLOW CARD. Bradford: James Knowles.
SUB. City: Matt Breeze on for Charlie Reece.
GOAL: Reece's corner causes havoc in the box and Symons scrambles home his second of the game.
SUB. Bradford: Tom Greaves repalces Jamie Jackson.
Bradford seeing more the ball at present and City guilty of giving away cheap free-kicks.
Jordan Deacey's strike is parried away by Thompson. The hosts have started the second period brighter.
Glover, set up by Symons, brings a good save out of Deasy.
Second-half kicks off.
Symons flicks an effort inches over.
Nathan Hotte charges down Shabir Khan's clearance but the midfielder sends his shot well wide of the post. That's a let off.
Worcester putting together a series of good passing moves. Thoroughly deserving of their lead.
Thorley takes free-kick from a central position but clatters the ball into the wall.
Mills drives a free-kick into the box but the hosts clear.
YELLOW CARD. City: Charlie Reece.
Glover's first-time shot from Tom Thorley's free-kick goes over the bar and off down the athletics track around the pitch.
Thompson makes a fine save to deny Marshall following a lung-busting run by Jamie Jackson.
Reece catches Drury in possession, frees Glover but the striker's effort is just past the far post.
A neat link-up between Danny Glover and Tyler Weir leads to the latter scuffing his shot.
Reece's shot is on target and beaten away by Deasy.
SUB. Bradford Park Avenue: Matty James replaces Danny Holland.
Ellis Deeney wastes a free-kick in a good position on the edge of the box, sending the ball straight out of play.
GOAL: Reece's corner drops to the unmarked Mike Symons and he drills the ball past Deasy.
City break, Mills crosses into the box but Charlie Reece scuffs his shot and it is deflected wide for a corner.
Richard Marshall's header loops over Thompson but also past the far post. Anxious moments for the visitors.
Danny Holland gets in behind the City defence but Glyn Thompson is out to smother his shot and concede a corner. The keeper punches the flag-kick away.
Stuart Whitehead launches a free-kick into the area from deep, the hosts clear.
Martin Drury's free-kick from the left flank is cleared at the second attempt by City.
Greg Mills forces Tim Deasy to tip over the bar. Charlie Reece's corner is cleared.
Kick-off here at the Horsfall Stadium.
Shabir Khan is the surprise starter for Worcester City as he comes in at centre-half, with Rob Elvins slotting into midfield and Matt Breeze dropping to the bench.
Worcester City: Thompson, Weir, Deeney, Thorley, Whitehead (c), Khan, Reece, Elvins, Symons, Glover, Mills. Subs: Ayres, Taylor, Breeze, Edwards, Birley.
Bradford Park Avenue: Deasy, Clayton, Drury, Marshall, Knowles (c), Riley, Jackson, Hotte, Holland, Deacey, Davidson. Subs: Walker, Greaves, Dempsey, Wakefield, Davidson.
Referee: G Fyvie.