MANAGER Karl Gormley says his Worcester Raiders side "won't fear" league leaders Corsham ahead of their visit to Sixways on Saturday afternoon.

Corsham sit top of the Hellenic League Premier table with just one defeat in 12 matches so far in the campaign, and won both games versus their opponents this weekend in the 22/23 season. 

Kieran Baggs' side will arrive in Worcestershire on Saturday having set the early pace in the division but a shock 1-0 home defeat - their first of the season - in mid-week to Roman Glass St George has at least put the brakes on what has been a flying start.

As for Raiders, they conceded a late equaliser to local rivals Pershore Town on Wednesday in a dramatic 3-3 draw and are now five points off Saturday's visitors, so boss Gormley knows how crucial a positive result would be. 

"We will approach the game the same way we did Pershore on Wednesday," he said.

"We won't fear Corsham coming down here. We will get them here Saturday and we will take the game to them and try to win it."

Wednesday night was filled with frustration for Raiders and Gormley in particular, who watched his side concede a lead three times in what turned out to be an event-filled contest.

Isaac Cooper was sent-off for a push on Pershore's Alfie Bloomer at the end of the game, which led to The Plums' 90th-minute equaliser.

Cooper was then involved in an incident in the bar area at Sixways with Bloomer after the game, which is now being investigated by the police.

So Raiders will be without their talisman on the left wing for at least a three-game suspension, which could be extended following any possible involvement from the FA.

But Gormley added that there was no lack of effort from his side overall during the 90 minutes.

"Of course they were frustrated, it felt like a bit of a loss in the changing room after the game," he admitted.

"But on the whole, the performance was outstanding from our lads.

"Obviously we were disappointed with how the game finished but I think when we review the game we will see how well we did."