WORCESTER City Women will end 2023 on top of the West Midlands Regional Women's Football League Premier Division after a convincing 4-0 win over Coundon Court Ladies at Sixways.

Two goals in each half means City finish the first-half of the 2023/24 campaign unbeaten after 10 games and they hold a two-point lead over second-placed Lye Town at the summit.

Holly Rogers fired City ahead in just the fifth minute of the game after converting from close-range before top-scorer Olivia Mitcham headed Emma Congrave's inch-perfect cross into the far corner before the half-hour mark.

Captain Jess Fassnidge and Congrave both went close to adding to City's lead but Coundon managed to get to half-time just two goals down.

But Worcester did not have to wait long before they did get a third, even if there was an element of fortune about it. Rogers' low cross somehow managed to evade everyone in the box before eventually nestling in the back of the net past a hapless keeper.

Leah Ritson flashed an effort wide as City looked to put the game firmly to bed, whilst Sofia Stolt had to produce a flying save at the other end to keep Coundon out.

But it was the home side who had the last laugh as Fassnidge tapped home from six yards to complete the victory and help City sign off in style for 2023.

That result was made even better from a Worcester point of view after second-placed Lye Town suffered their first defeat of the season at Burton Albion Women. Lye are two points behind City but do have a game in hand.

But that will not bother Worcester, who are firmly in the title race after dropping just six points in total. They have scored a whopping 42 goals in those 10 games, averaging over four goals per game.

City will return in the new year at home to Solihull Sporting Ladies on December 7 at Sixways before they go to Kidderminster Harriers Women the following weekend.