HAT-TRICK hero Bailey Fuller netted an 88th minute winner as Worcester City twice came from behind at home to rivals Evesham United to reach the semi-finals of the Worcestershire FA Senior Invitation Cup, reports Elliot Yates.

The tie looked set for a penalty shootout as the game headed towards the 90th minute after Fuller cancelled out Jack Horrell in each half to leave the scores at 2-2.

But the City winger kept his cool when 1-on-1 with Evesham keeper Isaac Parry to chip the ball over him and spark big celebrations in the corner.

The draw for the semi-finals was made on Thursday and City face the mouthwatering prospect of heading to Aggborough to play Kidderminster Harriers.

Evesham opened the scoring and took the lead after 24 minutes. An out-swinging free-kick from Jack Horrell went through a pile of Worcester bodies and past goalkeeper Adam Harrison.

But The Robins' lead didn’t last long as City equalised three minutes later. Another mistake in defence left Fuller in the clear and the winger placed the ball past Parry with a left-footed finish for his 10th goal of the season.

Five minutes after the restart, Horrell scored his second of the game to put Evesham back in front as his low driven shot from around 25 yards out was perfectly placed into the bottom left-hand corner.

Nineteen minutes later, Fuller drove the ball forward dangerously towards the Evesham defence, taking on his marker before cutting inside onto his left foot. His deflected shot one-footed the goalkeeper and took the ball in the opposite direction and into the net, putting City level for the second time on the night.

Fuller then topped off a man of the match performance by completing his hat trick in the 88th minute to put City in front for the first time in the tie.

A perfectly timed through ball put Fuller in the clear and one-on-one. He chipped the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net to put City into the semi-finals of Worcestershire Senior Cup after a thrilling contest.

City are back to league action this Saturday when they face AFC Wulfrunians away from home in their first Midland Football League Premier game of 2022.