Evesham Utd 0 Harriers 6 WSC 3rd place play-off
After crashing out of the final of the Worcestershire Senior Cup to Redditch Utd on Monday evening the Harriers were given a face saving chance to earn a, meaningless, third place at Evesham this morning. Going by our usual form in this competition it could so easily have been to earn a fourth place trophy but, thankfully, we somehow hit Evesham for six in a one sided game that saw Gurjit Singh score a hat trick and triallist Ben O'Hanlon a double.
The opening goal came just a minute into the game with Singh the scorer. A poor back pass let him in to slot the ball home past the Evesham keeper, Goddard. Singh could have had his second goal ten minutes later when he forced Goddard into a fingertip save that he put onto the bar but it didn't take long for his second goal to arrive.
On the thirty minute mark he swept past a defender and steered an angled shot into the corner of the net. Next up to score was the former Wolves youngster O'Hanlon who looped the ball over the keepers head for his first and our third while just before the break Dan Sweeney grabbed himself his third goal of pre-season when he added the fourth goal from close range.
After the break we must have felt sorry for the hosts by only scoring two further goals. Come the hour mark and it was 5-0, again through Singh for his hat trick, when he pressurised the keeper into making a mistake and reaped the benefit when Goddard gave the ball straight to him with the ball hitting Singhs boot and then back into the net.
Our final goal of the day came ten minutes later for O'Hanlon when he collected a ball off George Cater and then bent his shot around the hapless Goddard.
So the WSC is over for another season and even though the Worcestershire FA have tried to modernise the trophy by playing it as a pre-season effort it hasn't quite worked out. Mainly because no seemed to know what the hell was happening.
Palmer, Green, Tunnicliffe, Westwood, O'Hanlon, Maxwell (Hancocks), Forsyth, Hales, Cater, Sweeney (Harrison), Singh.
Subs: Bunn, Millichamp, Hancocks, Harrison.