Harriers 1 Worcester City 3 Report by Morgan Nock
The Harriers went crashing out of the Worcester Senior Cup at the first hurdle tonight when Worcester City made a rare excursion to Aggborough to see how the other half live and promptly inflicted a 3-1 defeat on their illustrious neighbours.
The Harriers made a shaky start to the game and with just two minutes on the clock City's Matt Birley waltzed through half our team before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards out. Harriers were soon buoyed by a penalty decision after Aaron Griffiths was brought down in the area but the spot-kick supremo, Tom Shaw, was not so supreme and had his tame shot saved. Fortunately Dave Hankin was on hand to tuck in the rebound.
Later on a Marc Williams header forced a decent save out of the Worcester goalkeeper, Tim Sandercombe, at the far post but that was it for the first half.
Harriers made a sloppy start to the second half too. Poor defending allowed Danny Glover to hammer the ball into the net at the back post.
We had numerous chances, most notably Callum Gittings found himself six yards out with nobody round him but managed to put the ball five yards wide.
The visiting side made it safe when Glover got his second goal of the game to cap off a brilliant passing move after 72 minutes to bring the Harriers participation in the County Cup to an end for another season. To many fans it was also an end to the highlight of their own personal season.
Stevens, DeMonte, Albrighton, Thorne, Griffiths, Shaw, Hankin (Briggs), Gittings, Blair (Mike Williams), Nick Wright, Marc Williams (Morris).
Unused subs: Lewis, Briscoe.
Sandercombe, Evans (Clyde), Price, Thorley, Elvins, Clarke, Walker, O'Connor, McGregor, Glover, Birley.
Unused subs: Mark Wright, Richman, Polan, Danks.