Gloucester City lost their first Severn Derby in four years as a they were sunk by a late Deon Burton header, after Joe Parker saw red late on for the Tigers in a fierce battle against Worcester City.\r\n\r\nWorcester, who have not won at Whaddon Road since Boxing Day of 2011 had the first shot at goal as Jasbir Singh scuffed a clearance to Tristian Dunkley who also scuffed his shot wide.\r\n\r\nThe first opportunity for the Tigers came as Joe Hanks took the ball on his instep before seeing his curling effort deflected behind for a corner.\r\n\r\nEbby Nelson-Addy had the best chance of the half as he got free in the area but his shot was straight at Singh.\r\n\r\nOnce more the Singh was in action as Worcester continued to look for the breakthrough. Lee Hughes stepped inside and curled a strike straight at the City keeper.\r\n\r\nCity had a good chance on the break following a Worcester free kick, which was struck into the wall by Daniel Nti.\r\n\r\nLewis Hall picked the ball up 25 yards from his own goal following the deflected effort, before going on a superb solo run eventually ending in a shot straight at Nathan Vaughan.\r\n\r\nHall was looking like City’s liveliest player. He collected the ball just inside the Worcester area but this time his shot was deflected for Vaughan to collect.\r\n\r\nOnce again Hall was in the thick of things for the Tigers. Hanks saw his free kick deflected to Hall who lashed an effort that looked to be heading for the top corner, but it ended up inches the wrong side of the post.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers had a bizarre sight of goal following a pinball in the area. The final touch came off Rob Cundy before Vaughan smothered it.\r\n\r\nAnother goalmouth scramble followed this time with Knowles, Cundy and Hall all getting something on it before Hughes turned behind for a corner.\r\n\r\nThe resulting corner was taken quickly by the Tigers and it was Tom Webb who crossed to the back post to find Avery unmarked but he headed wide.\r\n\r\nWorcester had a similar chance soon after following a dangerous corner that found Deon Burton unmarked but he could only head over.\r\n\r\nJoe Parker saw red after a late tackle on Connor Gater with just ten minutes to go in the match and that was the difference maker.\r\n\r\nMinutes later, Minihan crossed into the box to find a completely unmarked Burton who headed straight past the helpless Singh.\r\n\r\nDespite a late flurry of chances though, City could not find the equaliser and so they succumbed to their first Severn Derby defeat in four years.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: Singh, Hamilton, Jones (capt), Cundy, Avery, Hall (Bowen 79’), E. Williams (Webb 54’), Knowles, H. Williams (Hopper 69’), Parker, Hanks\r\n\r\nSubs: Anoruo, Miller\r\n\r\nWorcester City: Vaughan, Minihan, Jackman, Sharpe (Burton 66’), Thomas (Morris 43’), Gater, Nti, Deeney (capt), Hughes, Nelson-Addy, Dunkley (Vincent 86’)\r\n\r\nSubs: Weir, Harrad\r\n\r\nReferee: Daniel Leach\r\n\r\nAttendance: 664\r\n\r\nStar man: Lewis Hall\r\n\r\n 

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