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Result - Gloucester City 3 Worcester City 1
2:43pm Sunday 1st January 2012 in Live By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
90+4 mins: Full-time.
90+2 mins: Morford's drive squirms wide off of Dormand.
90 mins: YELLOW CARD. City: Ryan Clarke.
87 mins: YELLOW CARD. City: Neil Cartwright.
86 mins: Gloucester keeping the ball and frustrating the visitors.
83 mins: SUB. Gloucester: Mike Green replaces Tyler Weir.
82 mins: Mullings' free-kick is parried by Dormand and Lock sends a bicycle kick wide from the rebound.
79 mins: Danny Edwards fires inches wide of Carey's goal.
75 mins: End to end stuff now. The game is really stretched.
71 mins: SUB. City: Danny Carey-Bertram on for Lee Ayres.
69 mins: GOAL. Gloucester: Straight from a Worcester corner, the hosts break upfield with Morford and he drills the ball under Dormand from 25 yards.
68 mins: YELLOW CARD. Gloucester: Matt Lock.
65 mins: Morford's header is saved by Dormand.
64 mins: Cartwright's shot from distance is spilled by Carey but Taylor can't turn the ball home.
62 mins: SUB. City: Lee Smith and Michael Taylor replace Matt Birley and Simon Brown.
58 mins: Dormand's goal-kick reaches the opposite box but Symons is beaten to the ball by Carey.
54 mins: Morford's curling effort just drifts wide of the far post.
52 mins: YELLOW CARD. City: Jacob Rowe.
50 mins: Brown's shot is gathered on the near post by Carey.
49 mins: Kevin O'Connor lashes his shot high over the bar.
48 mins: YELLOW CARD. Gloucester: Tom Webb for accumulation of fouls.
47 mins: Cartwright's cross from the left is headed over by Simon Brown. Glaring miss.
46 mins: No changes at the break.
45+2 mins: Half-time.
45 mins: One minute extra to play.
41 mins: Another good move from the visitors sees Matt Birley's shot saved by Carey and Edwards put the rebound over.
39 mins: Cartwright's cross just fails to find Symons.
36 mins: GOAL. City: From Cartwright's free-kick, Thorley sends over a cross from the left and Symons heads home.
31 mins: Mann's low shot from Morford's cross is saved by the feet of Dormand.
29 mins: A third successive corner from Edwards is tipped over by Carey. The flag-kick misses everyone.
27 mins: Cartwright's corner from the left and Ayres' header is deflected wide.
22 mins: GOAL. Gloucester: City lose possession on the left, Morford gets in the cross, Mann squares the ball from the near post and Edwards has a tap in.
20 mins: Lee Ayres' free-kick is charged down by Darren Edwards.
15 mins: GOAL. Gloucester: Three corners in quick success for the hosts, the last of which is dropped by James Dormand and Darren Edwards fires home.
12 mins: Gloucester free-kick right on the edge of the visitors' penalty area. Darren Mullings drives the ball into the wall.
9 mins: City's third corner is taken by Edwards but keeper Lewis Carey gathers.
8 mins: Sloppy Tom Thorley pass is intercepted bu James Dormand beats Adam Mann to the ball.
7 mins: YELLOW CARD. Gloucester: Matt Coupe for bringing down Symons.
5 mins: Neil Cartwright delivers a corner from the left but it's another poor flag-kick.
3 mins: Danny Edwards' corner from the right is curled out of play.
0 mins: Ryan Clarke and Matt Birley link up after good hold-up play from Mike Symons.
HAPPY New Year and welcome to Whaddon Road for today's Blue Square Bet North encounter between Gloucester City and Worcester City.
Manager Carl Heeley makes one change to the team following the Boxing Day victory against the Tigers at St George's Lane with Matt Birley coming in for Danny Carey-Bertram.
For Gloucester, centre-half Matt Coupe returns from suspension, while right-back Jack Harris needed to be helped off during the warm-up and is replaced by Sam Rawlings.
Worcester City: Dormand, Clarke, Rowe, Ayres, Cartwright, Birley, Thorley, O'Connor, Danny Edwards, Brown, Symons. Subs: L Smith, Carey-Bertram, Taylor, J Smith, Sargeant.
Gloucester City: Carey, Rawlings, Weir, Coupe, Hamblin, Webb, Lock, Mullings, Darren Edwards, Morford, Mann. Subs: Davies, Rose, Wilson, Green.
Referee: Ian Rathbone (Northampton).
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