TICKET sales have reportedly reached the four-figure mark for the Worcester Derby at Sixways on Wednesday evening. 

Worcester Raiders and Worcester City will compete in their first-ever competitive fixture in mid-week as they clash in the Hellenic League Premier fixture.

Officials at Raiders have confirmed that tickets, which can only be purchased online ahead of the game, have now gone beyond 1000.

It looks set to be a record crowd for a Raiders fixture at Sixways and will most likely be the highest attendance for a Step 5 Hellenic League fixture.

The game will also see fans of both sides separated after the decision was made between the two clubs to segregate fans.

Raiders' chairman Steve Harris admitted it was not a decision he wanted to make, but said for reasons of safety that segregation was necessary given the unknown element of the match.

Raiders and City both warmed up for the contest with wins in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday.

City put eight past AFC Bridgnorth in a thumping 8-1 win in which Jamie Insall scored four goals.

Raiders were in a real battle with Abbey Hulton United, but a late winner from Isaac Cooper booked their spot in the next round.