WORCESTER City will play their fourth game in seven days on Saturday afternoon when they face Mangotsfield United in the Hellenic League premier.

City have taken seven points from a possible nine over the last week, which has seen them beat play-off hopefuls Roman Glass St George 4-2 and Highworth Town 3-0 following a 3-3 draw with Fairford Town.

They are back on top of the table by two points and still have three games in hand over second-placed Corsham going into the weekend.

It's been a testing couple of weeks for Chris Cornes' men, but captain Adam Mace says he "couldn't be prouder" of what they have been able to achieve.

"It's been tough," Mace admitted. "To play three teams in the top seven in five days is a massive ask and we were five seconds away from 9 points from nine.

"It’s a tremendous effort to keep going and I couldn’t be prouder, the lads have been fantastic.

"Not only this week but for numerous weeks and to be able to put out that second-half performance against Roman Glass after playing two-and-a-half games already shows signs of a very good side."

And it will be another challenge for City on Saturday as they take on a Mangotsfield side currently possessing the league's top goal scorer in Jaydn Crosbie. 

The striker has 27 goals in all competitions for Mangos, including 20 in the league, and scored in his side's 3-0 win at Worcester Raiders in their previous fixture.

But their form before that was not brilliant. They lost back-to-back games at Corsham Town (1-0) and Cinderford Town (1-3) following a 2-1 win at Hereford Lads Club. They currently sit 11th in the table with 10 defeats in the 23 league matches.

But in Crosbie, they have a player capable of hurting any side and Mace is wary of the threat he possesses.

"It's another tough game for us after a tough week," he added. "There’s no hiding from the fact that they’ve got a player who’s up in the scoring charts as high as 3/4 of our players and we know how good our lads are so we’ll need to be at the races.

"With other big games around us this weekend it’s a really good opportunity to look after number one and see where it leaves us at 5pm.

"I have full belief in this group that we can go and perform again."

The Worcester News will be running a live-blog of the game from 10AM, where we will bring you all the build-up, updates and reaction.