THERE were more celebrations for Worcester City FC as they reach the final of the Marsh Challenge Cup after beating Letcombe FC 1-0.  

Calvin Dinsley scored the solitary goal with a first-half header at Letcombe Regis Recreation Ground on Saturday (April 20).

Letcombe opened play with an early corner in the first minute and followed it up with another attempt but put it wide.

Kyle Belmonte was the first City man with an attempt in the 16th minute however the Letcombe keeper managed to tip it behind the goal.

City did not have to wait long for its first and only goal of the match as Calvin Dinsley headed it home from a Liam Lockett free kick.

Kirk Layton found himself in the sin bin for ten minutes after being booked earlier in the game.

Letcombe's Josh Fowler came close to scoring in the 42nd minute with a shot destined for the top corner until City's goalkeeper Haydn Whitcombe put a stop to that.

It was an ill-tempered first half with several players booked including City's Dinsley and Letcombe's Dan Timbrell along with Layton.

Though the second half did not produce any goals City was not short of chances to lengthen their lead.

Letcombe's plea for a penalty received no sympathy from the ref and two minutes later Belmonte put the home team's goalkeeper through his paces with an attempt from the edge of the area that was comfortably saved.

Elliott Hartley was next to shoot after coming on to a loose ball but it went over and it was a similar fate for Logan Stoddart's attempt. 

Dylan Hart's low shot was tipped around the post by the keeper and then Belmonte's attempt from a distance cannoned off the bar and behind the goal for a kick,

Hartley managed to put the goal into the back of the net at the 66th minute but it hit his hand leading to a free kick for the home side.

With Hart off and Kyonn Evans on it wasn't long before City were keeping Letcombe's goalie busy again.

First Dinsley then Hartley and finally Lockett keeping goalie Harry Whitehead on his toes until the 90th minute.