WORCESTER City Youth’s under 16s showed no ill-effects from their first taste of floodlit football with a win on their Nerf Junior Premier League return.

Jack Fisher gave them a hard-fought 1-0 victory over North Somerset RTC to follow a midweek friendly under lights at Bustleholme.

It was organised to help familiarise the squad with the Midland Floodlit Youth League set-up where City top the Southern Premier Division with mostly under 17s who followed a similar pathway last season.

Against a well-organised Bustleholme squad, City’s youngsters were in front three times before drawing 3-3 with Alex Watts (2) and Dylan Curran on target.

It is hoped the players will eventually progress on to the first team.

City's reserves came from a goal down to beat Malvern Town Reserves 2-1 in the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup quarter-finals.

It was only the second time this season they had trailed at half-time before late efforts by Leonardo Milan and Joe Clarke.

The under 21s drew 1-1 against Stourport Swifts on a difficult surface.

After Tom Griffin had equalised with a header Tom Mills nearly won it late on for the visitors only for his shot to rebound off the post.

In the JPL, Ashton Doyle continued his goalscoring form with another brace, netting late on to secure a 2-1 win over Hereford.

Three other JPL contests between City and North Somerset RTC went to the West Country outfit who won the under 13, 14 and 15 fixtures as all of the Worcester sides drew blanks.

The Under 12 Midland Junior Premier League team and Worcester City women were both goalless at half-time against Perdiswell Colts Panthers and Solihull United before going down 4-0 and 5-0 respectively.

City’s two under 11s sides played out tight matches against Halesowen Town (JPL) and West Worcester (Mercian Fortis Junior Football League).

The new Lionesses girls squad continued their preparations for league football with a friendly against Catshill Wildcats.

There were goals aplenty involving City’s under 10s, nines, eights and sevens who met Birmingham St George’s, Nunnery Wood Colts Tigers, Westbury Celtic and West Worcester Youth Reds respectively.