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City target a high five as Heeley eyes record
WORCESTER City are aiming to equal a record which has stood for 36 years when they host Harrogate Town tomorrow (3pm).
Victory against the Yorkshiremen at St George’s Lane would be the first time City have won their first five home games in a season since 1976.
The four they have registered in Blue Square Bet North so far is already on a par with 1980 and has helped them to sixth in the table.
Manager Carl Heeley said: “The start at home has been very good but what has happened in the previous four games doesn’t matter, the points are in the bag and we have to keep focusing and working.
“If we do that and players do their jobs we will be a tough nut to crack, especially at home. We believe we can keep the run going.”
City went unbeaten at home throughout the whole of the 1976-77 campaign when they won the Southern League Division One North title, including winning their first six home games.
In 1980, their run of four straight home wins in the Alliance Premier was ended by a draw against Bangor but they returned to form by winning the next three.
You have to go back to 1997 to find the last time Worcester won five consecutive league matches at the Lane at any point in a season.