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FULL COVERAGE: Worcester City 0 Stourport Swifts 0


LIVE: Worcester City 0 Stourport Swifts 0

By Andy Mitchell

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    FT: City 0 Swifts 0
  • CITY endured another afternoon of frustration in front of goal as a Bank Holiday derby with Stourport Swifts ended in stalemate.
  • The hosts raced out of the blocks and had a flurry of openings before the heat played its part, disrupting the flow of both teams.
  • Swifts had a pair of glorious chances early in the second half with each side hitting the woodwork but there was to be no breakthrough despite valiant but tired pushes at both ends late on.
  • Liam Lockett was thwarted by keeper Dominic Richards at the near post with Luke English's instinctive prod from the corner that followed cleared off the line inside the opening five minutes.
  • Creative influence Lockett was at the heart of of the next flurry 23 minutes in, having a shot charged down before early substitute Jordan Harrison suffered the same fate with English's goal-bound drive hacked off the line seconds later.
  • Openings dried up before the break and Swifts had two glorious chances to take advantage of City's sluggish start to the second 45.
  • Lewis Platt ghosted in through Joe Hawkins and Sam Hall to be one on one with keeper Ted Cann only to lift his effort just high and wide from 18 yards.
  • Then Matt Fulloway had already started to celebrate having directed on target his far-post header from inside the six-yard box but Cann somehow clawed it against the underside of the bar with Craig Jones doing enough to scramble away the rebound.
  • City steadily regained their composure and remained on the front foot but the play both ways was generally scrappy.
  • Worcester then had three bites at the cherry to bag the win with seven minutes to go.
  • Tyreece Ruddock's near-post drive was beaten away by Richards who then kicked away Harrison's follow up with Adam Osbourne, who burst into the six-yard box, just unable to properly get his head on Aaron Birch's ball back in from the right.
  • Attendance: 360.