LiveWorcester City 0 Halifax 1

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  • Worcester City v Halifax
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  • 79 mins: Seddon 0-1

5:12pm

Full-time.

5:12pm

Needham's shot is pushed wide by Sargeant.

5:12pm

Last chance saloon now for City.

5:11pm

Halifax keeping the ball and running down the clock.

5:11pm

St Juste's cross is cleared by Deeney. Still Halifax press.

5:09pm

City giving the ball away a lot at the moment.

5:09pm

Into the second minute of stoppage time.

5:09pm

SUB. Halifax (90+1 mins): Dan Gardner replaces Lee Gregory.

5:08pm

It's long ball stuff from City now but needs must at this stage.

5:07pm

YELLOW CARD. Halifax (89 mins): Lee Gregory for another foul.

5:05pm

Toulson's drive is well saved at full stretch by Sargeant for a corner, which Ayres heads clear.

5:03pm

Halifax fancy a second here but Worcester still working hard.

4:59pm

SUB. City (81 mins): Michael Taylor comes on for Kyle Patterson. Time for some pace.

4:57pm

GOAL. Halifax (79 mins): St Juste's free-kick finds Gareth Seddon and he powers a header past Sagreant.

4:56pm

YELLOW CARD. City (79 mins): Ellis Deeney for dissent.

4:56pm

Worthington's goal-bound shot is intercepted by Ayres. Good block.

4:53pm

YELLOW CARD. Halifax (75 mins): Ryan Toulson for an accumulation of offences.

4:52pm

Thorley steals possession, plays in Breeze but the midfielder pulls his shot wide.

4:51pm

Mills turns, fires the ball across the box but Patterson can't quite get on the end of it.

4:48pm

YELLOW CARD. City (70 mins): Matt Breeze for foul.

4:47pm

St Juste's free-kick is well claimed under pressure from Sargeant.

4:45pm

SUBS (68 mins). Halifax: Scott McManus replaces Chris Worsley. City: Danny Glover comes on for Mike Symons.

4:44pm

Ayres concedes a free-kick in the 'D' outside the box. Gregory slips as he takes it and the ball flies over. Huge cheer from the crowd.

4:42pm

Worthington drives inches over the bar for Halifax.

4:41pm

YELLOW CARD. City (63 mins): Elvins for foul. Deliberately halted a Halifax break.

4:40pm

Glennon drops Breeze's cross and Rowe's shot is charged down.

4:40pm

City work the ball across the edge of the box and Symons eventually wins a corner.

4:38pm

Glennon shanks his kick but it doesn't fall for Patterson.

4:37pm

There's another Halifax player down, this time it's Liam Hogan needing treatment.

4:36pm

4:35pm

City in need of a bit of creativity in the final third.

4:31pm

Halifax break but Toulson's pass is desperately over-hit and goes out for a goal kick.

4:29pm

Halifax win a corner but the ball blatantly came off a player in red. Deeney clears the flag-kick.

4:27pm

An end to end start to the second period.

4:23pm

Second-half kick off.

4:23pm

Attendance: 1,032.

4:08pm

Half-time.

4:08pm

Now Halifax force a corner. St Juste takes, Tom Thorley clears.

4:07pm

We're approaching the fourth added minute but there have been plenty of stoppages.

4:06pm

A corner in injury-time for the hosts. It's Breeze again, the ball falls to Symons and he places it over the bar.

4:05pm

Halifax have a free-kick just outside the penalty area. Gareth Seddon takes it but his effort is weak and hits the wall.

4:03pm

Offside flag is up to deny Gregory breaking clear.

4:02pm

Halifax free-kick out on the right, Toulson delivers and Sargeant collects.

3:59pm

City's build-up play is patient and probing. Deeney eventually picks out Symons but the striker is offside.

3:54pm

Liam Needham finds Gregory in the box but he's offside and missed anyway.

3:54pm

Ellis Deeney pings the ball forward towards Patterson, Glennon's out to meet him however.

3:52pm

St Juste swings the flag-kick into the six-yard box, Matt Sargeant catches the ball under his bar.

3:52pm

Gregory's cross finds Alex Johnson and Rowe makes a fine interception to concede the corner.

3:51pm

Breeze sends in the free-kick, hits the first defender.

3:51pm

The Halifax foul count is rising all the time.

3:51pm

Symons tries a shot from outside the box but his effort is charged down.

3:49pm

Mills' shot rebounds of Glennon but the keeper gathers the ball at the second attempt.

3:47pm

SUB. City (29 mins): Lee Ayres replaces Hutchison.

3:46pm

Hutchison has gone off and City are playing with 10 men.

3:45pm

Hutchison is down again. Perhaps he's still dazed from the earlier challenge.

3:45pm

St Juste's free-kick is headed out by Symons and Jon Worthington blasts the rebound wide.

3:43pm

Another corner for Halifax, taken by Ryan Toulson. Easy header away by Elvins.

3:42pm

Hutchison takes a blow to the head and needs treatment. He's sitting up and should be OK.

3:40pm

Lee Gregory blazes over the bar after Gareth Seddon beats Hutchison to the ball.

3:38pm

It's a corner to Halifax. Jason St Juste takes it from the right, an inswinger, and Elvins wins the header.

3:36pm

SUB. Halifax (17 mins): Alex Johnson replaces the injured Dale Johnson.

3:33pm

Mills' shot is pushed past the post for a corner. Breeze delivers it, keeper punches away.

3:28pm

An excellent corner from Breeze just misses Rowe in the six-yard box.

3:28pm

Greg Mills breaks upfield, shoots and Matt Glennon scrambles the ball behind for a corner.

3:27pm

Halifax have a free-kick out on the left. Symons clears.

3:25pm

A couple of full-blooded challenges going in from City. Rob Elvins and Jacob Rowe among them.

3:24pm

Kyle Patterson is caught offside to end a City move.

3:22pm

Good chest down by Breeze but he then drags his effort wide.

3:21pm

Mike Symons wins a corner on the right. Matt Breeze takes it, Graham Hutchison tries an overhead kick but gets it all wrong.

3:19pm

The game kicks off.

3:14pm

3:14pm

One minute until the rescheduled kick-off and no sign of the players.

2:44pm

Kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes because the Halifax team bus broke down on tne way to the ground and has only just arrived.

2:44pm

City make four changes to the side beaten 4-2 at Chester with Matt Sargeant coming in for Glyn Thompson in goal.

There is also a debut at centre-half for new signing Graham Hutchison, a 19-year-old on loan from Birmingham City, while Matt Breeze and Kyle Patterson come in for Danny Edwards and Charlie Reece.

Danny Glover and Michael Taylor are fit enough to return to the bench.

Worcester City: Sargeant, Weir, Deeney, Thorley, Hutchison, Rowe, Breeze, Elvins, Symons, Patterson, Mills. Subs: Ayres, Glover, Taylor, Reece, Thompson.

Halifax: Glennon, Toulson, St Juste, Hogan, Worsley, Lowe (c), Worthington, Needham, D Johnson, Gregory, Seddon. Subs: Senior, Gardner, McManus, Bolland, A Johnson.

Referee: Martin Dexter.

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