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Worcester City Women Matchday Round Up 26/03/23

WCWFC 1 - 2 Sutton Coldfield

A late Holly Rogers goal proved insufficient as Worcester City Women fell to a 1-2 defeat to league leaders Sutton Coldfield on Sunday.

The game saw Worcester entertain their first competitive game since the start of the month after recent match postponements. In tough pitch conditions, City put in a positive performance, but unfortunately fell on the wrong side of the score line.

Sutton Coldfield started the game strongly as they struck first with a header from a corner that saw only the top corner. The warning signs were signalled only moments earlier after a forward forced her way through before the whistle sounded for a foul in City’s favour.

Worcester captain, Jess Fassnidge, saw an effort only go as far as the wall off of a set-piece after Laura Davies forced a foul out of the away side a third into the half.

Alisha Hine and Hollie Congrave both came to City’s rescue as they valuably eliminated any danger of a second goal after a deadly ball was delivered from a corner.

After the game, Worcester City manager, Matt Lock admitted his disappointment on the outcome. He said: “I’m gutted for the girls, they played incredibly well – it’s some of the best football we’ve played on really challenging conditions, so I’m gutted but we’ll take a lot from this”.

Four-minutes later, the West Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division league leaders doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark as a forward suspended pressure on Congrave before firing a low effort into the far corner.

Holly Rogers came off the bench to pull a goal back for the home side as she cut inside onto her right foot before tucking a shot into the bottom corner, a goal that rewarded City’s second-half performance.

Sutton afterwards saw the game out as they held on for a crucial three points to remain top.

City remain in fifth on twenty-points. Worcester will aim to get back to winning ways next week as they will host Solihull Sporting in a 2:30pm kick-off.

Thank you for your support! La Familia!

Match report written by Todd Sasin.

Hear what Manager Matt Lock and Captain Jess Fassnidge had to say following the game:

WCWFC Development 0 - 4 Coventry Sphinx

Worcester City Development hosted Coventry Sphinx at Nunnery Wood Sports Centre last Sunday as they fell to a 0-4 defeat to the league leaders. 

Coventry started the game brightly with a goal within the first 5 minutes. Worcester remained focused and continued to cause Coventry problems on the counter but struggled to convert. Coventry doubled their lead after 20 minutes from a headed corner. Worcester continued to grow and created some great chances, with some good patterns of play. 

Worcester came out of the blocks in the second half, seeing Mia Badland and Lauren Smith link up nicely, but couldn’t convert. Coventry made it three and then four midway into the second half, but this didn’t deter Worcester, who continued to fight and create strong chances, but the keeper couldn’t be beaten. 

The Development team have a week off next Sunday but will be fighting fit to play Bewdley Town at home on Sunday 9th April.

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