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Worcester City: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 11 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

1. The club was formed in 1902, following the demise of local side Berwick Rangers. Worcester Rovers took their place in the Birmingham & District League as Worcester City FC.

2. In their 2014-15 FA Cup fixture against Scunthorpe United, a record was set for the longest penalty shoot-out in FA Cup history, ending 14-13, with The Iron emerging victorious.

3. In the 1958-59 FA Cup, Liverpool succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Worcester, possibly the club’s biggest win in their history.

4. Worcester shared Kidderminster’s Aggborough ground during the 2013-14 season due to their former stadium being sold and there being insufficient funds to build a new one.

5. Worcester City currently play at Victoria Ground, which is shared with Midland Football League outfit Bromsgrove Sporting FC.

6. Fulham legend Syd Gibbons was Worcester manager from 1938 to 1946. He made 299 league appearances for the Cottagers, whom he played for between 1930 to 1938.

7. Worcester have won the Worcestershire Senior Cup a record number of 28 times, with their most recent win coming last season.

8. The club’s youngest goal scorer is Sam Wedgbury, now of Forest Green Rovers. Wedgbury scored in Worcester’s 7-0 win over Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the 2005-06 FA Cup 2nd qualifying round.

9. Worcester all-time top scorer is John Inglis, who scored 189 goals in his time at the club between 1970 and 1977.

10. The final game at former home stadium St Georges Lane was against Chester FC. It was the 2545th game to take place at the ground.

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