WORCESTER City's play-off push continued to gather momentum last weekend as they hit five past Romulus to move into second in the Midland Football League Premier Division.

New signing from Worcester Raiders, Reiss Taylor-Randle, came off the bench to score a brace late on as City comfortably brushed their opponents aside at Claines Lane.

Will Gibbons also scored two and a further strike from Billy Shaw added to the scoresheet to ensure that Worcester's unbeaten league run extended to six games.

An early pitch inspection took place ahead of the game - something manager Tim Harris had more than a few words to say about afterwards - but the rain stayed away and City wasted no time in racing out of the blocks.

Gibbons scored what might have been the quickest goal in Worcester football history when he prodded home from close range following a corner with just 22 seconds on the clock.

Romulus had keeper Josh Benton to thank for several excellent saves during the first half as both Shaw and James Douglas were prevented from adding a second.

City's Adam Harrison was then tested as a looping header from an unmarked Cameron Lee needed tipping over the crossbar for a corner, which then provided a golden chance for an equaliser but Rylan John could not find the back of the net as his shot went just wide.

A minute later Harrison was called on again after Dalintin Ticha's cross ended up heading goal bound but the City keeper did well to turn it over.

Despite the lead looking a little fragile, City did manage to get the important second goal when Aaron Roberts directed a header back across goal to find Gibbons for his second of the day.

Worcester's injury woes continued just after the break as George Baker was seriously injured after a studs up tackle from Ricardo Reid but after a trip to hospital, it was confirmed there was no break but stitches were needed.

And within a minute Romulus halved the deficit from the penalty spot after Sam Hall brought down Trea Bertie in the box and Reid made no mistake from 12 yards.

But the comeback did not last long as Shaw slammed one into the bottom corner after a flowing counter attack from the hosts before new signing Taylor-Randle celebrated his debut with a goal thanks to good work down the wing from from Bailey Fuller.

At 4-1 the result was secured but City finished strongly and Taylor-Randle made it a day to remember with a simple tap in to complete the rout.