WORCESTER City Women are back on top of the West Midlands Regional Women's Football League table after holding on to beat Coventry Sphinx Ladies 3-2 at Sixways.

City were in total control at 2-0 mid-way through the first-half thanks to goals from Emma Congrave and Jennifer Higgs but Millie Webb pulled one back shortly after the break to briefly pull the visitors back into the contest.

But City went up the other end and Olivia Mitcham nodded in a third, before City keeper Sofia Stolt was forced off with an injury for the hosts. It meant captain and midfielder Jess Fassnidge was tasked with seeing the game out in goal. 

Milly Miller did make it a nervy final couple of minutes when she halved the deficit for Sphinx, but City managed to hold on for victory that maintains their unbeaten start to the 2023/24 season.

"It was one of those games where the weather is against you but it's not an excuse as it's the same for both teams," said manager Matt Tally.

"I am very grateful for the win but it was not our best performance and I think we will learn a few things from the game.

"We tried moving things from the training pitch into the game and it was nice to see a few of those things we have worked on but it was not our best performance."

City now have a two-point lead at the top of the table but with second-placed Lye Town breathing down their necks and having two games in hand, there is still plenty of work to do for City.

They are back in action on Sunday, away at bottom of the league Crusaders Women (2pm kick-off).