WORCESTER City have by no means been perfect this season, but their ability to continue winning games in the Hellenic League Premier is something that manager Chris Cornes is particularly pleased about.

City were 2-1 behind and down to nine men for a period of time in the second-half on Tuesday night at Tuffley Rovers, before coming back to win 4-2. 

Making things interesting for themselves seems to be the way this season has gone for City so far in 2023/24 but the wins keep coming.

"By all means possible you just have to keep winning games, digging out results and moving on and that is what we are doing," he said at full-time on Tuesday night. 

"You have to come into these games on a Tuesday night, away from home after the lads have all been at work all day but we have ground out another result and we are into a new month trying to do the same as we did last month.

"We were 2-1 down and the lads expected a rocket at half-time but I took the clam approach. We said we would get goals in the end, just needed to stay calm and we did that.

"We thoroughly deserved to win it, yes we should have scored more but we were so good. We kept going and ended up scoring four goals and it's another three points

"We dug in and went and won it, even with the discipline issues."

City had three players sin-binned in the opening hour of the match and at one stage, they were playing with just nine men on the field.

Luckily, City actually scored whilst two men down before they returned and contributed to an eventual 4-2 victory. 

But Cornes admitted those three players will not get away with it.

"The first thing we mentioned after the game was the discipline," said Cornes. "What was surprising was that those three who were sent to the bin are arguably the three most experienced in the side and that is ridiculous, that just cannot happen.

"They know they will get fined internally, that is how we do things here and that is how it's been all season.

"They have asked about what the fines are going to be but it will be kept in-house and it will be a group decision as that is how we have decided to do things.

"But they all held their hands up afterward and thanked the lads for digging in whilst down to nine men, because the lads put their bodies on the line for those six or seven minutes."

City are back in action on Saturday when they host Brimscombe & Thrupp at Claines Lane (3pm kick-off).