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Worcester City: We’ve Met Before

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

With Jordan Sinnott’s late equaliser gaining a valuable point on Tuesday evening against Altrincham, Billy Heath’s side will be full of confidence when we welcome Worcester City to The Shay. City will be looking for their first win of the season after an opening day draw with Harrogate and defeat at Tamworth on Tuesday night.

The Shaymen and Worcester City have met five teams in recent years, and Halifax have one four of them.

Our first meeting was a 1-1 draw at St George’s Lane, Worcester in the league in August 2008. Jamie Vardy took just 10 minutes to give the Shaymen the lead, but Danny Carey-Bertram equalised shortly after.

Six months later in the return fixture, Halifax scored two stoppage time goals to snatch a dramatic victory. Michael Symons gave Worcester the lead moments before half time, but the home side left it late to win in style. Cameron Darkwah’s goal looked to have gained a point for the Shaymen, but Lee Gregory scored moments later to win the match.

Gareth Seddon’s solitary goal was enough to win away in December 2012 before the return fixture at the Shay saw Halifax sealed an emphatic 5-0 victory. That included a stunning four-goal haul for a Lee Gregory. Alex Titchener added to the scoring.

Our last meeting was an FA Trophy tie at Kidderminster’s Aggborough ground, where Worcester were ground sharing. Two days before Christmas in 2014, a crowd of 760 witnessed Scott Boden’s late winner put the Shaymen through to the next round and wrap up an early festive gift for the Town faithful.

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