Stalybridge Celtic 0 Worcester City 2

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  • 81 mins: Glover 0-1
  • 84 mins: Symons 0-2

4:55pm

4:54pm

Breeze fires just over the bar.

4:54pm

City keeping the ball in the corner. Effective but not great to watch.

4:53pm

Reece with the corner and City keep the ball by the flag.

4:51pm

Foul added minutes to play.

4:51pm

Stalybridge (90 mins): Mitchell Austin for foul on Reece.

4:48pm

Attendance is 357.

4:47pm

City sub (87 mins): Kyle Patterson replaces Danny Glover.

4:45pm

City (84 mins): Thorley sends the ball into the area, it falls to Symons and he fires home.

4:44pm

City 81 mins): Glover for taking shirt off in his celebration.

4:43pm

City (81 mins): Long ball forward from Breeze falls for Glover and he unleashes a shot into the bottom corner. Fine strike and the City bench go mad.

4:39pm

Thorley delivers corner but keeper easily catches.

4:37pm

City (77 mins): Elvins for late lunge on Lewis Hatch.

4:35pm

City sub (74 mins): Matt Breeze on for Matt Birley.

4:31pm

Shot from Gregory is spilled by Thompson but he manages to smother the rebound.

4:31pm

Game becoming a bit stretched. Laird also pulled up for a foul but nobody seems to know why. Bizarre.

4:28pm

Stalybridge sub (68 mins): Adam Pepper replaces Greg Wilkinson.

4:28pm

Thorley fires fre kick into the wall, much to the disgust of Glover who also fancied it.

4:27pm

Stalybridge (66 mins): Warburton for challenge on Thorley.

4:25pm

City sub (62 mins): Mike Symons comes on for Taylor. Glover must be ok.

4:22pm

Shot from Laird hits Whitehead and goes for a corner. Headed clear by Ayres.

4:21pm

Having said that, Glover is struggling to move and his right ankle is giving him trouble.

4:20pm

Glover needs treatment following the challenge but should be ok to continue.

4:19pm

Glover goes down in the box but nothing is given despite protests from the City bench. Reece puts the loose ball over the bar.

4:18pm

Laird shoots from long range, straight at the keeper.

4:17pm

Free kick from Thorley is well saved by Cairns.

4:17pm

Stalybridge (55 mins): Mark Lees for pulling back Taylor.

4:14pm

Corey Gregory takes aim from distance and finds the midriff of Thompson.

4:13pm

4:12pm

City playing with the slope in the second half.

4:12pm

City (50 mins): Jacob Rowe for a clattering challenge on Mitchell Austin.

4:09pm

Rowe heads wide from Thorley corner. Good chance.

4:06pm

Second period under way.

4:06pm

Stalybridge half time sub. Prince Haywood on for Kristian Platt.

3:49pm

3:48pm

Two added minutes to play.

3:45pm

Lee Ayres meets Thorley's corner and smacks a header against the bar.

3:44pm

Reece beats offside trap, crosses but nobody there for City.

3:43pm

SUB. Stalybridge (40 mins): Corey Gregory on for Tom Buckley. Not sure if that's for an injury or tactical.

3:37pm

Stalybridge (35 mins): Callum Warburton for late challenge on Glover.

3:36pm

Reece breaks out of defence and sets up a good Worcester move which ends in the arms of keeper Cairns.

3:34pm

Final ball from both teams is currently lacking.

3:30pm

Laird takes down a long ball forward and blasts it over the bar.

3:29pm

City have had the better chances so far but the hosts have gone close themselves.

3:26pm

Thorley's corner is headed away at the near post. 

3:24pm

Greg Wilkinson tees up Jack Laird and he places a shot inches past the post. Good effort.

3:23pm

Thorley takes a corner for City. It's met by Elvins and headed over.

3:19pm

Shot from Glover is held by Alex Cairns. At the other end the hosts waste a corner.

3:18pm

Keeper makes a hash of clearance from Birley pass but recovers to block from Reece who then has a shot cleared off the line by Callum Warburton.

3:18pm

Keeper makes a hash of clearance from Birley pass but recovers to block from Reece who then has a shot cleared off the line by Callum Warburton.

3:13pm

A cros from Fabrice Bembo-Leta is cleared off the line by Stuart Whitehead.

3:12pm

Through ball from Matt Birley almost finds Taylor.

3:11pm

Shot from Danny Glover is pushed behind for a corner which is fired wide by Jacob Rowe.

3:10pm

The are some challenges flying in but fairly I would say in the main.

3:08pm

City closing down quickly and not allowing the hosts much space.

3:07pm

It's City who are doing all the early pressing.

3:04pm

Cross from Michael Taylor deflects behind Charlie Reece in the box.

3:03pm

We're off at Bower Fold.

2:36pm

For those interested, we are right at the foot of the Pennines and there is snow on the top. Which basically means it is cold at Bower Fold.

2:26pm

Manager Carl Heeley makes one change with Charlie Reece coming in for the injured Greg Mills. Tyler Weir has trained with the squad but is not involved.

Stalybridge Celtic: Cairns, Lees, Warburton, Platt, J Bembo-Leta, Hatch, F Bembo-Leta, Buckley, Laird, Wilkinson, Austin. Subs: Haywood, Gregory, Parkhouse, Egerton, Pepper.

Worcester City: Thompson, Rowe, Deeney, Thorley, Whitehead, Ayres, Birley, Elvins, Taylor, Glover, Reece. Subs: Symons, Breeze,  Patterson, Edwards, Sargeant.

Referee: Ian Dudley (Blidworth).

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