DROITWICH Spa played 70 minutes with 10 men but produced a brilliant display to beat Worcester City 3-1 in the Worcestershire Senior Cup to bring the visitors' long winning run to an end.

It was a fabulous performance from The Saltmen, who repeated their victory over City from 12 months ago in the same competition thanks to goals from Charlie Tilley, Roland Krol and Nathan Binner.

It looked as if they might be in for a difficult evening when Callum Green was shown a straight red card in the 20th minute, but Tilley's looping header put them in front nine minutes later.

The home side frustrated City with their defensive high-line, catching them out on countless occasions as the linesman was kept extremely busy.

Worcester News: Worcester City's winning run in all competitions has come to an end at 11Worcester City's winning run in all competitions has come to an end at 11 (Image: Mathew Mason)

Liam Lockett did equalise with his 18th goal of the season shortly before the break, but an inspired performance after the restart from the home side saw them record another famous win over City in front of almost 1000 spectators at The Kingy's.

Having dumped City out of the same competition this time last year, it was supposed to be a different story this time around given the stunning form of Chris Cornes' side.

They took an 11-game winning run in all competitions into the cup tie and when centre-back Green was sent off, the odds were stacked in their favour to make it 12 and go within two of the club record (14) set back in 1977.

The 10-men dug their heels in and despite a risky high defensive line, which did produce a number of opportunities for City, they took the lead at the other end when Moss' cushioned lay-off to Tilley was brilliantly headed over Haydn Whitcombe in the City goal.

Worcester News: Moss' pass to Tilley set up Droitwich's first goalMoss' pass to Tilley set up Droitwich's first goal (Image: Mathew Mason)

Hartley had an effort come back off the underside of the bar and winger Izak Reid wasted a glorious opportunity to equalise before Lockett eventually beat the offside trap and slotted home five minutes from the interval.

A long second 45 was on the cards for the home team but in truth, they contained their visitors brilliantly and Cornes' men had no answer to the high line employed by Droitwich, with a little help from the linesman's flag.

Droitwich grew in confidence as the half wore on, backed by the impressive 949-strong crowd, and they retook the lead mid-way through the second period when Binner's corner was thundered home at the front post by the head of substitute Krol.

Worcester News: Roland Krol heads homeRoland Krol heads home (Image: Mathew Mason)

City continued to try and get in behind The Saltmen's back-five in defence, but they couldn't get it right and as their frustrations worsened, the pivotal moment arrived. A short back-pass to keeper Whitcombe in the box fell short, and James Lemon got their first before the City number one hacked him down.

Worcester News: Nathan Binner scores from the spotNathan Binner scores from the spot (Image: Mathew Mason)

Binner stepped up and sent the penalty down the middle to secure the win and see Droitwich into the next round, whilst ending City's impressive run in the process.