WORCESTER City made it two wins in two pre-season matches as a Billy Shaw brace against his old club saw the hosts cruise to a 3-0 win over Halesowen Town at Claines Lane.

Shaw gave City the lead inside the opening 10 minutes in front of almost 600 at Claines Lane.

James Douglas had a penalty saved on the 20 minute mark but Archie Muirhead bundled home Darragh Bustin's cross two minutes later to double the lead in any case.

Jamie Isnall then missed from the spot right on half-time before Shaw smashed home a second nine minutes after the break to seal the win.

Following on from Tuesday night's opening win of pre-season at Moreton Rangers, City's challenge was upped considerably by the visit of Halesowen.

Yeltz play in Step 4 of the non-league ladder but it was they who looked like the side a level below as City dominated the early stages.

Youngster Muirhead was influential on Tuesday night in the second-half, scoring two, and it was his through ball that created the opener.

He played Chris Withington in down the right and his low cross missed Demetri Brown but found Shaw at the back post and he could not miss.

Tim Harris' men looked comfortable on a pitch that was a vast improvement on last season and Muirhead was again involved for the penalty incident.

A loose back past in midfield saw the winger pounce on the ball and he had too much pace for the Yeltz backline, before being pulled down as he rounded the keeper.

Douglas stepped up but went down the middle and the ball flew back out off the keeper' legs.

But it was only about 90 seconds before the hosts did go two ahead as Bustin's low ball was eventually tapped home on the line by Muirhead.

The visitors came back into it towards the end of the half and Macauley Manning hit the post before they had the chance to half the deficit.

City's skipper Craig Jones looked to have done well to throw himself in the way of a goalbound shot but the ball came off his hand and the referee pointed to the spot.

Isnall stepped up but he smacked his effort against the post and it popped straight to the feet of Adam Harrison, who scooped it up.

The second-half saw an entire team change for Halesowen but their defensive frailties were again exploited soon after the restart as Brown's accurate ball found Shaw in the box and the midfielder lashed a strike home to make it 3-0.

There was very little action to speak of in the second 45 but there was a debut for City's new winger Elliot Hartley.

Worcester saw the game out with little fuss in the end and making it two wins in a week to begin their 22/23 season preparations.