IT was a case of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' for Droitwich Spa manager Andy Crowther after his side's brilliant 3-1 victory over Worcester City in the second-round of the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

The Saltmen were reduced to 10-men in the 20th minute of the game, but provided a tactical masterclass in frustrating City with their defensive high-line before two goals in the closing 20 minutes wrapped up a deserved 3-1 victory.

But Droitwich boss Crowther admitted the offside tactic was not one that was planned.

"To be honest, it is just something that kind of happened," he said. "We hadn't planned to play that way but it was working and so we made the decision to keep doing it.

"Second-half, there must have been 20-odd offsides so it was obviously working so we kept doing it, it was superb from the lads.

"Having said that, if City had managed to catch us out again, it could have ended up being 6/7-1 but it was just one of those games. They kept trying it and it didn't work and did they try and change it? I don't know.

"But we carried on doing what we were doing and we are thrilled with the win and we go into the next round."

As for City boss Chris Cornes, he accepted his side were wasteful but was also left less than impressed with the officiating.

City were caught offside by Droitwich relentlessly, particularly in the second-half, something the visitors had no answer to.

"They got us to play the same way and we have had about 40/50 offsides and I cannot wait to watch the replay back and see some of those again, some of those decisions were abysmal," said Cornes.

"You just want some consistency and at the minute we aren't getting it with officials.

"I didn't think it was a red card for them and I think he (the referee) has made it up.

"But that's football for you and we have to react now and focus on Saturday's game against Royal Wootton Bassett Town, because the league is the priority and we have to get back to business."