WORCESTER City boss Chris Cornes praised his players' ability to once again rise to the growing pressure on them to succeed after a 14th win in a row on Tuesday night.

Kyonn Evans' goal in the third minute secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Westfields in the Marsh Challenge Cup quarter-final, a result that keeps their non-league quadruple hopes alive.

City continue to fight on four fronts this season and each win only adds to the pressure and expectation, but Cornes' men are becoming well-rehearsed in thriving when the heat is on.

"You never want to lose games of football," said Cornes. "It is a crunch time for us now but the pressure has been on us all season, week in, week out, it hasn't stopped.

"But every week, these lads have stood up and answered to that pressure. Even in the cup games like tonight when there isn't as much at stake, they have shown up and done what needed to be done and that is a huge testament to them. 

"But it is not about picking games to win and targeting those 'big games', it is all about keeping momentum and that's what we have tried to do all season and the momentum since losing to Westfields last year, has just ploughed on."

City would have been forgiven for taking games like Tuesday more lightly than others but Cornes is well aware of the importance momentum brings.

Worcester were asked plenty of questions by Westfields on Tuesday and it might not have been pretty, but they got the job done once again.

"The lads have got the win and it's all about momentum at the minute," added Cornes. "It wasn't the best of displays.

"But a win is a win. We could have scored some more but they had a couple of chances as well to be fair and Stocko (Joe Stockton) has made some good saves.

"We made five or six changes from Saturday and we got some good minutes into Connor (Gater) and Calvin (Dinsley), which was brilliant and Kyonn (Evans) was able to get some more good minutes.

"It was not a fantastic watch and there were plenty of negatives in that performance but we just have to take the positives from it and go from there."