Worcester City pushed league leaders Hanley Town all the way at The Payaro Stadium on Saturday but a Reece Jones strike before half-time sealed an all important three points for the hosts in their hunt for the title.

Boldmere St Michaels' 1-0 win at home to AFC Wulfrunians means Hanley's win against City did not secure the championship but with two games left to play and a five point lead over The Mikes, it seems a matter of time.

They now need just a point against Boldmere on Monday will be enough for them, whilst City's hopes of finshing in the top three took a blow.

They are five points behind Lichfield City with two to play but a final home game of the season this afternoon against Uttoxeter means they can cut the gap.

Hundreds piled in to watch including a healthy following of City supporters up to Stoke-On-Trent.

City had a good chance to take the lead in the 11th minute when Josh Schuck beat the keeper in the box but his header went just wide.

There were few chances to speak of but Hanley took the lead in the 41st minute as Jones met Charlie Walford cross at the back post to tap in and give them the lead.

Aaron Roberts had a shot saved right on the half-time whistle but City went into the break a goal down.

As the hosts looked to be edging to the all important three points, Hanley started to get nervy and City began to dominate the ball.

Fortune Maphosa saw a header glance over the bar but City did not manage to force an equaliser.