WORCESTER City supporters have named goalkeeper Haydn Whitcombe as their player of the month for October. 

In that month, City won all six of their matches in all competitions, and Whitcombe has played a vital role.

It was his penalty save in the third minute against Sleaford Town in the FA Vase that got City out of jail before they went on to win 2-0. Whitcombe also made a number of big saves in the 3-2 win over title rivals Corsham Town, especially in the second-half when City were down to 10 men.

Generally, he has been a rock between the sticks with not just his saves, but his composed and commanding nature at the back of a City defence that has vastly improved on last season when Worcester leaked goals at an alarming rate.

City are back in Vase action this weekend in the second-round against Wolverhampton Casuals and if they were to go on and have a deep run in the competition, they would owe a lot to their keeper, who was also the hero in the penalty shootout win over Rugby Borough in the final qualifying round.

Whitcombe beat off competition from centre-half Elliot Keightley, Logan Stoddart and top-scorer Liam Lockett.