LATE WREH STRIKE WINS IT FOR TOWN
Stratford Town – 1 – Wreh 79 Worcester City – 0
Report by Rod Abrahams
A late goal by Chris Wreh, won the game for a below par lack lustre performance from Stratford Town, who were give a stern test by a lively Worcester City outfit who over the 90 mins were the better side, and were disappointed not to get something from the game, as Town failed to build on the good performance against Cheltenham Town last Saturday.
Worcester had a good chance in the 3rd minute when Aaron Birch drilled a low shot goal wards from a Tyreece Ruddock cross but it was blocked by a Town defender. A city defender sliced a low cross over his own bar in the 39th minute, and Nabil Shariff headed wide from a corner, and Lewis Wilson had a strike saved by the keeper’s legs, and just failed to get a touch to a cross from Shariff with the goal at his mercy, in the last minute of the half.
In the second half Worcester were still the better side. A shot from the lively Ruddock was saved by the legs of Town stopper Sam Lomax on 50 minutes, and Chris Withington curled an effort just wide of the far post. A Demetri Brown shot was on target but hit a Town defender and went narrowly wide, and the visitor’s best chance came on the hour mark, when a cross from Luke English found Josh Willis 6yds out but he put a free header wide.
A late flourish from Stratford saw Chris Wreh break two on one with Shariff but his cross failed to find the strike. The only goal of the game came 11 minutes from time, when Joe Tumelty fired a low shot goal wards which was diverted into the net by Chris Wreh from 6yds out, the latter then stuck a volley just over from a James Hancock free kick with 10 minutes left.
Stratford will have to improve for the next game against Aston Villa at the Arden Garages Stadium on Saturday.