Worcester City 3-1 Kidderminster Harriers
Jan 31st, 2022
Senna Robinson, on her home debut for the First Team, stole the show as she grabbed a brace to help fire City to victory on our return to league action.
In a tight affair between the teams, it was Robinson that proved to be the difference, with two second half goals that saw us win 3-1 and enabled City to take home the points.
Worcester started the game off on the back foot as Kidderminster won a corner inside 5 minutes, only for Hine to punch away what could have been an early blow.
Following on, City began to put pressure on their opponents as Smith found herself with plenty of space to work with. She was able to drill a shot towards the bottom left corner, but the Kidderminster keeper matched it well.
Only a couple minutes later, D’oyen Fitchett earned us a penalty after being blatantly brought down. She then kept her cool as she slotted the ball into the bottom right corner, whilst sending the keeper the wrong way to give us an early advantage.
Once in front, Worcester gained a grip of the match. It showed as Farr was gifted the ball on the edge of the area which allowed her to gain a sight of goal, with the following shot curling over the bar.
Worcester saw out the end of the first half after a wave of Kidderminster pressure, including shots saved into the arms of Hine.
In the early stages of the second half, Farr tested the keeper again with a low effort. The tables soon turned as Hine was forced off her line to keep City in front. Not long after, Kidderminster brought the score level as a forward player was found in plenty of space, which allowed for the shot to curl into the near post of the onrushing Hine.
Senna Robinson, for her second First Team appearance having progressed from the Development Team, scored the crucial second goal that saw us back in front. The goal came from a corner after Smith put pressure on the Kidderminster back line. After the ball fell to Robinson, she dispatched her shot leaving the keeper bewildered.
Robinson made sure that victory was ensured as D’oyen Fitchett cleverly slipped Robinson through. The match-winner rounded the keeper to slot the ball into the empty net.
Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support yesterday!
We travel away to Tamworth next Sunday in our next league fixture for a 2pm kick off. See you there!
Match Report by Todd Sasin