WORCESTER City Youth’s player progression pathway was evident with two of their youngest sides in action at Perdiswell.

The club field teams at every age group from under sevens through to the first XI in addition to women's and under 11s girls' sides.

The move has been boosted by the integration of the former Worcester Colts club this season.

The under sevens and eights hosted Perdiswell Colts Buzzards and Oldbury Park Tigers Siberians in entertaining Mercian Fortis Junior League fixtures.

City's under 10s and 11s took on Pro Pathway in competitive matches as the under 11 girls put in their best performance of the season to date at Kidderminster Lions.

The under 14s notched their opening win as a dominant first-half display resulted in goals for Billy Owen, Jamie Neath and Harry Rebbeck in a 3-2 success at Hereford.

In the other JPL Cup contests, the under 12s went ahead against Cheltenham Town with a goal from Ashton Doyle before slipping to a 5-1 defeat.

The under 16s are yet to concede after thumping Alvechurch 7-0 thanks to Alex Watts (4), Joe Rothery, Jack Fisher and Dudley Dexter-Toole.

A towering Jack Baker header gave City a 1-0 win to keep them in contention at the top of the Total Motion Football League Under 21 West Division where they sit three points off the leaders with a game in hand.

The second string are fourth in the Midland League Reserve Division after conceding two late strikes in a 2-0 loss to leaders Tamworth Academy.

But City can take a lot of positives from their defensive display against opposition fielding a trio of first-team players.

The under 21s host the reserves in the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup this weekend at South Bromsgrove High School (2.30pm).

There were also defeats for City’s under 12s Midland Junior Premier League side who lost 6-0 to a strong Boldmere St Michaels side.

The new and improving Worcester City women's team continued to gel and a 10-0 home defeat to Redditch United did not detract from their best display of the season so far.