THERE were mixed fortunes for Worcester City Youth teams on what proved to be the final weekend before the suspension of all grassroots football.

Seven junior sides were in action following the postponement of Nerf Junior Premier League games due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In the Midland Junior Premier League, man-of-the-match Ethan Roberts netted the only goal with a delightful chip to secure an excellent away win for the under 12s at Wordsley Wasps.

It was honours even in the Mercian Fortis Junior League as City’s under 11 boys and Lionesses went head-to-head with Wyre Forest Phoenix. There was an excellent contest at under sevens level against Bromsgrove Sporting.

Meanwhile, the under nines and under 11s girls and their respective opponents Nunnery Wood Colts Tigers and Halas Hawks Warriors fought out close and entertaining games.

In the Midland Football League, City's reserves found themselves up against Gresley’s first team who wanted to impress the club’s new caretaker management duo with their own scheduled fixture postponed.

Playing a side four divisions above them, City trailed by seven goals at the break but dug in and defended resolutely in the second half to eventually lose 8-0.

The under 21s, made up mostly of 17-year-olds with many playing their fourth or fifth game in eight days, battled well throughout at Droitwich Spa BG before slipping to a 3-1 defeat.

Sam Warriner equalised for City and Ben Clay’s terrific penalty save at the start of the second half kept the match all-square until the hosts were rewarded for their pressure with two further goals.

Lucas Edmonds, Harry Lewis and Ollie Thompson scored for Droitwich.

Matty Patrick-Rivers levelled matters for City's table-topping under 18s in their Midland Floodlit Youth League Southern Premier Division game at Stratford Town.

But the home side went back in front prior to half-time and ran out 4-1 victors.

In what turned out to be the final City match before the enforced suspension, the women's team were beaten 14-0 by title-chasing Leek Town in the West Midlands League.

In other under 21s matches, leaders Kidderminster Harriers thumped Lichfield City 6-1.

Will Gibbons bagged a hat-trick with J'Nai Butterfield-Steede, Ethan Moran and Brett Andrew Taylor also on target.

Stourport Swifts saw off visitors Brocton 3-1 with Elliott Lees and Finn Syson among those netting.

The under 18s division saw Bromsgrove Sporting win 4-3 at Evesham United.