Worcester City 1 Stalybridge Celtic 2

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  • Worcester City v Stalybridge Celtic
  • 26 mins: Glover 1-0
  • 52 mins: Pepper 1-1
  • 88 mins: Platt 1-2

4:54pm

Full-time. City lose at home for the first time this season.

4:54pm

City have a late corner. Thorley takes it but Celtic scramble clear.

4:53pm

RED CARD. Stalybridge (90+4 mins): Austin for a reckless lunge on Matt Sargeant.

4:51pm

RED CARD. City (90+2 mins): Elvins gets a second yellow for a foul on Barrow.

4:47pm

GOAL. Stalybridge (88 mins): Pepper's shot has Sargeant at full stretch to push the ball past the post. From the corner, Kristian Platt heads home.

4:41pm

Elvins plays the ball to Breeze in acres of space just inside the box but his shot is tame and straight at Cairns.

4:38pm

The ball comes back into the box and Elvins heads into the side-netting.

4:38pm

Thorley breaks into the box and draws a save from Cairns. Edwards takes the resulting corner and Celtic clear.

4:36pm

Elvins is pushed back into centre midfield.

4:36pm

SUB. City (77 mins): Stuart Whitehead on for Charlie Reece. The captain is on to strengthen the defence.

4:34pm

Edwards picks out Matt Breeze in the area and his header is well saved by Cairns.

4:32pm

SUB. Stalybridge (73 mins): Jack Laird comes on for Dennis Sherriff.

4:29pm

SUB. City (71 mins): Danny Edwards replaces Greg Mills.

4:28pm

YELLOW CARD. City (69 mins): Rob Elvins for foul on the right-side of the penalty area.

4:27pm

Manager Carl Heeley getting increased riled by the decisions going against his team. The post-match interviews could be fun.

4:25pm

Dennis Sherriff's shot is straight at Sargeant and the keeper will gobble those up all day.

4:24pm

Weir clashes with Pepper, referee does nothing. Things are starting to boil over here.

4:22pm

Following a good performance from the referee in the first-half, it's fair to say he's not popular among the home fans at the moment.

4:19pm

Sargeant beats Pepper to the ball on the ground. He needed to get that right or it would have been another penalty.

4:16pm

YELLOW CARD. City (57 mins): Joel Bembo-Leta for foul on Mills.

4:15pm

Attendance given as 1,038. Second four-figure gate in a row.

4:14pm

Elvins has now moved to centre-half in the Worcester reshuffle.

4:13pm

Austin's shot is svaed low down by Sargeant as Stalybridge press.

4:13pm

GOAL. Stalybridge: (53 mins): Pepper beats Matt Sargeant with the spot kick.

4:12pm

RED CARD. City (52 mins): Lee Ayres is sent off for a foul on Mitchell Austin. It's a penalty.

4:09pm

Cairns comes sprinting out of his area to beat Glover to the ball.

4:08pm

SUB. Stalybridge: Adam Pepper on for Jamie Mullan.

4:04pm

Second-half kicks off.

3:48pm

Half-time. That's the best 45 minutes from City this season without doubt.

3:48pm

Incredibly, City have their first corner of the game. Reece shoots and his effort is blocked.

3:45pm

Tom Thorley tries to chip the keeper from half-way with a free-kick and is only inches over. Audacious and quality.

3:41pm

City get a free-kick on the right level with the six-yard box. Ellis Deeney swings the ball into the area but Rob Elvins is beaten to it in the air.

3:37pm

Glover tries an effort from 30 yards. Why not? he's brimming with confidence. It goes wide.

3:33pm

SUB. Stalybridge (32 mins): Corey Gregory comes on from Sam Egerton. Not sure if that's an injury or the visitors not being able to handle City's attacking play.

3:31pm

Mills fires inches wide following a tidy turn and pass from Glover. City are purring.

3:28pm

GOAL. City (26 mins): Neat build-up play leads to Tyler Weir crossing the ball across the six-yard box and giving Glover an easy tap-in. Fine goal.

3:26pm

Glover diverts a neat header into the path of Thorley, he sprints clear down the right before having his shot charged down.

3:23pm

Jordan Barrow's shot from distance is comfortably wide. He had more time than he thought.

3:21pm

Celtic beginning to see more of the ball. Perhaps City should have done more with their earlier possession.

3:19pm

Mitchell Austin heads wide from the first corner of the game. It was well wide too.

3:19pm

We've only beenplaying 16 minutes and already a few home fans are showing frustration and demanding City get the ball forward. Give the players a chance!

3:14pm

City's passing has been excellent in the last few minutes. Just need that final ball now.

3:10pm

Fiercely-driven Stalybridge free-kick is well defended by Glover.

3:07pm

Mills and Glover doing plenty of closing down and putting pressure on the Stalybridge defence.

3:05pm

Reece shoots from distance, the keepers spills the ball but soon gathers. A promising start from the hosts.

3:02pm

City look to be set-up 4-3-3 with Charlie Reece and Greg Mills in support of Danny Glover.

3:01pm

The game kicks off. City will be attacking the dressing room end in the first-half.

2:48pm

Striker Mike Symons has failed to recover from a hamstring injury, meaning Charlie Reece is selected up front with Danny Glover.

Matt Sargeant keeps his place in goal, as does Lee Ayres at centre-half, leaving Glyn Thompson and captain Stuart Whitehead on the bench.

Worcester City: Sargeant, Weir, Deeney, Thorley, Ayres, Rowe, Breeze, Elvins, Glover, Reece, Mills. Subs: Whitehead, Edwards, Birley, Taylor, Thompson.

Stalybridge Celtic: Cairns, Bembo-Leta, Lees, Platt, Egerton, Warburton, Barrow, Wilkinson, Sherriff, Mullan, Austin. Subs: Ryan, Lindsay, Gregory, Laird, Pepper.

Referee: Michael D’Aguilar.

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6:06pm Sat 13 Oct 12

fairly sober says...

"4:22pm

Following a good performance from the referee in the first-half, it's fair to say he's not popular among the home fans at the moment."
Thanks for that I love a glorious understatement.
"4:22pm Following a good performance from the referee in the first-half, it's fair to say he's not popular among the home fans at the moment." Thanks for that I love a glorious understatement. fairly sober
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8:12pm Sat 13 Oct 12

upton kid says...

Due to a mix up on my part see my comments regarding game under Kempsey school story.
Due to a mix up on my part see my comments regarding game under Kempsey school story. upton kid
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