WORCESTER City marched through from the FA Youth Cup preliminary round with a 3-1 win at Stafford Town. 

An entertaining, physical game on the artificial surface at Evans Park saw both sides move the ball well and they were incisive in the final third.

City took the lead on 27 minutes when Aaron Brett pounced on a mix-up in the defence.

Stafford could not get through Worcester's robust defensive unit.

In the second half Brett hit the post early on and then Stafford broke clear to equalise on 50 minutes.

But this spurred City on and another fine move was finished by Brett just two minutes later.

Several Worcester chances went begging before Brett neatly lobbed the keeper to complete the scoring on 83 minutes.

City produced a fine technical and tactical performance with great character and determination.

They will host Bilston Town on the week commencing September 18.

City recorded a third straight victory in the Midland League Under 21 West Division.

They thrashed Brocton 5-1 at Claines Lane to top the division after beating Boldmere St Michaels 3-1 and AFC Redditch 3-1.

A corner was turned in by Ryan Mole on 14 minutes and Josh Willis neatly lobbed the keeper on 39 minutes.

Josh Wilson scored with a 20-yard free-kick for the visitors before half-time.

Brocton missed a sitter early in the second period and were punished on 56 minutes when Liam Lockett fired inWillis' pass.

On 66 minutes Riley Keasey went on a raking run into the box and hammered the ball home.

A rebound in the box went in off Lockett to complete the scoring 16 minutes from time.

City visit Brocton in the Challenge Bowl on Saturday (10.30am).