HELLENIC League Premier leaders Worcester City can set a new club record for consecutive wins in all competitions (15) with three points at local rivals Pershore Town on Friday night.

City equalled the 47-year record following Tuesday night's 1-0 Marsh Challenge Cup win at Westfields and another victory - which would be an eighth in a row in the league - would see them take their current run to 15.

And the odds are certainly stacked in the visitors' favour on Friday. Pershore Town have been in freefall since the turn of the year, losing all five league matches to see them slip from a play-off spot down into the bottom half of the table.

It's seven defeats in a row in all competitions in 2024 for Lewis Marston's men, but they'll be hoping a packed-out crowd under the lights in a local derby will kick-start an upturn in fortunes for The Plums. 

But they'll have to go some to stop the winning machine that is City. They remain hot favourites to win the title and go on and complete a non-league quadruple with the three cup competitions they're still in.

City can extend their lead to six points at the Hellenic Premier summit (with two games still in hand) and boss Chris Cornes is not taking Pershore lightly, regardless of their terrible run.

"It's still Pershore, it's still a local derby and there will be a fair few there on the Friday night," said Cornes. "They have been on a bit of a downward spiral and have lost a fair few on the bounce, but a wounded animal is not a good one to go into battle with.

"We will take it like we do every game, we will treat Pershore and the game with the utmost respect and go as strong as we can to try and win the game and put some more daylight between us and Corsham."

Corsham are away at Royal Wootton Bassett Town on Saturday, where City will be hoping for a slip-up in their pursuit of the table-toppers.