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Worcester City 0 Halifax 1
2:43pm Saturday 8th December 2012 in Local By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- 79 mins: Seddon 0-1
Needham's shot is pushed wide by Sargeant.
Last chance saloon now for City.
Halifax keeping the ball and running down the clock.
St Juste's cross is cleared by Deeney. Still Halifax press.
City giving the ball away a lot at the moment.
Into the second minute of stoppage time.
SUB. Halifax (90+1 mins): Dan Gardner replaces Lee Gregory.
It's long ball stuff from City now but needs must at this stage.
YELLOW CARD. Halifax (89 mins): Lee Gregory for another foul.
Toulson's drive is well saved at full stretch by Sargeant for a corner, which Ayres heads clear.
Halifax fancy a second here but Worcester still working hard.
SUB. City (81 mins): Michael Taylor comes on for Kyle Patterson. Time for some pace.
GOAL. Halifax (79 mins): St Juste's free-kick finds Gareth Seddon and he powers a header past Sagreant.
YELLOW CARD. City (79 mins): Ellis Deeney for dissent.
Worthington's goal-bound shot is intercepted by Ayres. Good block.
YELLOW CARD. Halifax (75 mins): Ryan Toulson for an accumulation of offences.
Thorley steals possession, plays in Breeze but the midfielder pulls his shot wide.
Mills turns, fires the ball across the box but Patterson can't quite get on the end of it.
YELLOW CARD. City (70 mins): Matt Breeze for foul.
St Juste's free-kick is well claimed under pressure from Sargeant.
SUBS (68 mins). Halifax: Scott McManus replaces Chris Worsley. City: Danny Glover comes on for Mike Symons.
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.
Worthington drives inches over the bar for Halifax.
YELLOW CARD. City (63 mins): Elvins for foul. Deliberately halted a Halifax break.
Glennon drops Breeze's cross and Rowe's shot is charged down.
City work the ball across the edge of the box and Symons eventually wins a corner.
Glennon shanks his kick but it doesn't fall for Patterson.
There's another Halifax player down, this time it's Liam Hogan needing treatment.
Ref ruining a good game #wcfc #fcht @WorcesterCityFc @FCHalifaxTown— @D4N_BR0WN 08 December 2012
City in need of a bit of creativity in the final third.
Halifax break but Toulson's pass is desperately over-hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Halifax win a corner but the ball blatantly came off a player in red. Deeney clears the flag-kick.
An end to end start to the second period.
Second-half kick off.
Now Halifax force a corner. St Juste takes, Tom Thorley clears.
We're approaching the fourth added minute but there have been plenty of stoppages.
A corner in injury-time for the hosts. It's Breeze again, the ball falls to Symons and he places it over the bar.
Halifax have a free-kick just outside the penalty area. Gareth Seddon takes it but his effort is weak and hits the wall.
Offside flag is up to deny Gregory breaking clear.
Halifax free-kick out on the right, Toulson delivers and Sargeant collects.
City's build-up play is patient and probing. Deeney eventually picks out Symons but the striker is offside.
Liam Needham finds Gregory in the box but he's offside and missed anyway.
Ellis Deeney pings the ball forward towards Patterson, Glennon's out to meet him however.
St Juste swings the flag-kick into the six-yard box, Matt Sargeant catches the ball under his bar.
Gregory's cross finds Alex Johnson and Rowe makes a fine interception to concede the corner.
Breeze sends in the free-kick, hits the first defender.
The Halifax foul count is rising all the time.
Symons tries a shot from outside the box but his effort is charged down.
Mills' shot rebounds of Glennon but the keeper gathers the ball at the second attempt.
SUB. City (29 mins): Lee Ayres replaces Hutchison.
Hutchison has gone off and City are playing with 10 men.
Hutchison is down again. Perhaps he's still dazed from the earlier challenge.
St Juste's free-kick is headed out by Symons and Jon Worthington blasts the rebound wide.
Another corner for Halifax, taken by Ryan Toulson. Easy header away by Elvins.
Hutchison takes a blow to the head and needs treatment. He's sitting up and should be OK.
Lee Gregory blazes over the bar after Gareth Seddon beats Hutchison to the ball.
It's a corner to Halifax. Jason St Juste takes it from the right, an inswinger, and Elvins wins the header.
SUB. Halifax (17 mins): Alex Johnson replaces the injured Dale Johnson.
Mills' shot is pushed past the post for a corner. Breeze delivers it, keeper punches away.
An excellent corner from Breeze just misses Rowe in the six-yard box.
Greg Mills breaks upfield, shoots and Matt Glennon scrambles the ball behind for a corner.
Halifax have a free-kick out on the left. Symons clears.
A couple of full-blooded challenges going in from City. Rob Elvins and Jacob Rowe among them.
Kyle Patterson is caught offside to end a City move.
Good chest down by Breeze but he then drags his effort wide.
Mike Symons wins a corner on the right. Matt Breeze takes it, Graham Hutchison tries an overhead kick but gets it all wrong.
The game kicks off.
Back to the old stomping ground today!! Come on #Wcfc— @Rdav0 08 December 2012
One minute until the rescheduled kick-off and no sign of the players.
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.
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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