WORCESTER City Youth’s successful under 16s side continued to impress as they reached the quarter-finals of the Nerf Junior Premier League Cup.

The reigning national elite league champions beat Torquay United 2-1 thanks to goals from Jack Fisher and Jack Hobbs to set up a meeting with Woking in the last eight.

There was a similar result and another Jack on the scoresheet for City’s reserves who defeated Bartley Reds to remain second in the Midland Football League.

Jack Farr put his team in front with a rocket from the edge of the box only for the Reds to equalise just after the interval.

The three points were clinched by debutant Sam Jones who applied the finishing touch to a flowing move midway through the second half.

The under 14s travelled to Weston-super-Mare where they gave a battling performance against high-flying North Somerset RTC in high winds with a depleted squad.

Two further injuries reduced them to 10 players by the final whistle but they still gave a good account of themselves despite a 3-0 defeat.

There was a loss too for City's women who, playing their first fixture for a month, were beaten 9-0 by Solihull United.

In the Midland Junior Premier League, goalkeeper Charlie Tipper was in outstanding form as the under 12s shared the spoils with Nuneaton-based Mercian Juniors.

After captain James Thomas had nodded his side in front, Tipper pulled off a string of stunning saves before he was eventually beaten in a 1-1 draw.

Both the under 11 Lionesses and under eights were among the goals as they met Nunnery Wood and Areley Kings respectively.

In the only other fixture to avoid postponement, the under sevens continued their development against Ashton under eights.