Date: Saturday 2 January 2016\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 15:00\r\n\r\nLocation: Aggborough, Kidderminster\r\n\r\nGloucester City will look to build on their crucial three points away at AFC Telford United on Saturday when they travel to Aggborough to face Worcester City.\r\n\r\nA late winner just three minutes from time from on loan striker Harry Williams was enough for the Tigers, after some fine saves from Jasbir Singh kept the scores level.\r\n\r\nThe victory came off the back of the Tigers loss to Worcester City in the Severn Derby; the first time City had dropped points to their rivals in four years.\r\n\r\nFormer Jamaica international striker Deon Burton popped up with a free header moments from the final whistle to snatch all three points for Worcester.\r\n\r\nThe opponents: \r\n\r\nThe club was formed on 9 September 1902 when, following the liquidation of another local side, Berwick Rangers, Worcester Rovers amalgamated taking the present name of Worcester City F. C.\r\n\r\nAfter the war Worcester rejoined the Southern League. In 1958–59 the club reached the first round of the FA Cup again. After beating Chelmsford City in a replay and then Millwall 5–2 in the second round, they were drawn against Liverpool.\r\n\r\nA 2–1 win saw Worcester qualify for the fourth round against Sheffield United. They were defeated 2–0 in front of a record home attendance of 17,042 at St George’s Lane.\r\n\r\nIn 1973–74 the club were relegated to Division One North of the Southern League. They returned to the Premier Division as Division One champions in 1977, and in 1978–79 won the title.\r\n\r\nThe following season they became founder members of the Alliance Premier League, finishing third in their first season. However, they were relegated at the end of the 1984–85 season.\r\n\r\nThe club remained in the Southern League Premier Division until 2004, when a fifth-placed finish earned them a place in the newly established Conference North.\r\n\r\nIn 2008 they were moved to the Conference South after no southern teams were relegated from the Conference National.\r\n\r\nIn 2009–10 they finished in the relegation zone, but were reprieved after several other clubs were demoted or folded – these clubs were all based in northern England so Worcester were transferred back to the Conference North.\r\n\r\nArguably the best result for over 50 years, possibly in their history while also considering the defeat of Liverpool in 1959, occurred on 9 November 2014.\r\n\r\nIn the FA Cup first round Worcester went to the Ricoh Arena and beat Coventry City in a 2–1 victory. This earned them a second-round away tie against Scunthorpe United four weeks later.\r\n\r\nCity secured a replay at Aggborough after a 1–1 draw, in which Daniel Nti equalised immediately after half-time.\r\n\r\nThe replay also finished 1–1 and, some two and a half hours after kick-off, Scunthorpe won 14–13 on penalties, setting a record for the longest shoot-out in FA Cup history\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nCalvin Dinsley and Matt Williams are back from their three game suspensions following red cards at Chelmsford City.\r\n\r\nJames Bowen is still struggling with a concussion picked up on Boxing Day.\r\n\r\nSpencer Hamilton has recovered from his illness and will be available for selection.
Find us on Facebook