WORCESTER City’s eminently forgettable season limped to an end with a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Highgate United, writes Tim Jauncey.

The Gate found themselves three goals to the good in little more than half an hour as first McCauley Manning on 16 minutes then Lei Brown shortly afterwards were given time and space to pick their spot.

Then it was former City striker Marco Adaggio’s turn to find room to turn and fire past retiring City keeper Sam Gilder with little more than half an hour played.

With Mat Birley recalled for his final appearance before retiring from playing, City offered little at either end of the pitch with the only half chance of the first half being a Joe Bates shot that found the car park.

Indeed, 71 minutes had been played before City forced a corner, and even the introduction of Liam Lockett and Jordan Harrison did little to change the home side’s fortunes with both teams seemingly content to play out the game without incident.

Lockett’s 75th minute free-kick was tipped over by United keeper Brad Catlow in City’s only shot on target.

City: Gilder 6 (Gwynne, 6), Caines 5, Weir 6.5, English 5.5, McFarlane 5, Hall 6, Birley 5, (Lockett, 6.5), Attoumani 6.5, Bates 5.5, Evans 7 (Harrison, 6), Lemon 5.5.

Attendance: 291.