Result - Stourbridge 1 Worcester City 0

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90+4 mins: Full-time.

90+3 mins: Edwards' shot hits the post and is cleared.

90 mins: Time running out to force extra-time.

86 mins: Broadhurst's header is saved by Sargeant, but only just!

84 mins: Canavan's corner is headed away by Samuels as the hosts seek a second.

81 mins: Green, off balance, hacks the ball high and wide.

77 mins: SUB. City: Dwayne Samuels replaces Tyler Weir.

73 mins: Sargeant makes a good save to deny Billingham.

71 mins: GOAL. Stourbridge: Aaron Griffiths cuts the ball back to sub Dovey and he side foots home from just inside the area.

70 mins: SUBS. City: Mike Symons and Ellis Deeney replace Lee Smith and Simon Brown.

69 mins: Stourbridge on top at present.

67 mins: Billingham squares the ball to Dovey but he trips over the ball.

66 mins: Kevin O'Connor tries his luck from the edge of the area but is way off target.

64 mins: Billingham drils narrowly wide from distance.

62 mins: Poor clearance falls to Adam Ward but Ayres gets in a good block.

61 mins: Drew Canavan takes Stourbridhge's first corner of the contest, which is easily claimed by Sargeant.

58 mins: Edwards rises at far post but gets a weak contact to Brown's cross.

55 mins: SUB. Stourbridge: Linden Dovey on for Sean Evans.

54 mins: Sean Evans tries to get in a shot but he can't make a clean connection.

51 mins: Press area is very near to pitch and we've almost been hit!

46 mins: No changes at the break.

45+4 mins: Thorley's well-struck free-kick is pushed away by Solly. Good save.

45+1 mins: Brown's daisy-cutter is easy for keeper Lewis Solly.

44 mins: Now it's Stourbridge's turn to have a man down as Billingham needs treatment.

40 mins: Billingham accepts McDermott's pass and fires inches over the bar. Good chance for Stourbridge.

37 mins: Edwards is the third City player to need the physio so far. Walking gingerly but looks OK.

35 mins: Tom Thorley drags an effort wide of the post after neat flick-on from Brown.

31 mins: Phil Green has fallen awkwardly and needs treatment, however, the forward carries on.

29 mins: City letting themselves down with the final ball.

26 mins: David McDermott fires high over the bar for the hosts.

23 mins: Elvins meets Danny Edwards' corner but his header is put wide by Lee Ayres.

21 mins: One of the assistant referees has pulled his hamstring so the fourth official is now running the line.

19 mins: Both teams struggling with an uneven surface.

15 mins: Billingham gets the better of Rob Elvins but his shot is tamely hit at Sargeant.

10 mins: Stourbridge looking dangerous with pace up front.

6 mins: Ben Billingham drills the ball over the bar from six yards after Matt Sargeant had blocked from Leon Broadhurst.

5 mins: David McDermott sends the ball across the box but City clear.

3 mins: Tyler Weir needs treatment after challenge from Jamie Oliver but is OK to continue.

GOOD evening and welcome to the War Memorial Ground for the Worcestershure FA Senior Cup semi-final between Stourbridge and Worcester City.

With both sides chasing the play-offs in their respective divisions, there are a raft of changes on either side.

However, captain Kevin O’Connor returns for the visitors following suspension, while Lee Smith is up front with Simon Brown. Youth-teamer Josh Smith is also in the starting line-up.

Stourbridge make five changes for the team that defeated Brackley Town 1-0 at the weekend.

Stourbridge: Solly, Canavan, Oliver, Lloyd, McDermott, Griffiths, S Smith, Broadhurst, Ward, Billingham, Evans. Subs: McCone, Bennett, Geddes, Dovey, Ford.

Worcester City: Sargeant, Weir, Edwards, Thorley, Ayres, Elvins, J Smith, O’Connor, L Smith, Brown, Green. Subs: Deeney, Symons, Whitehead, Samuels, Dormand.

Referee: Wayne Barratt (Bromsgrove).

Attendance: 435.

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