Worcester City 2 Vauxhall Motors 2
ASHLEY Stott netted twice for Vauxhall on Saturday but the Ellesmere Port visitors were twice pegged back at St George’s Lane.
Hosts Worcester are chasing a play-off place but they met their match against mid-table Motors.
The away side started brightly and made all the early running.
It came as no surprise when they took a deserved lead after just nine minutes. Tom Rutter whipped in a free-kick which was only half cleared by Danny Glover and Stott was on hand to send a delightful volley beyond Worcester keeper Glyn Thompson.
The home side started to claw their way back into the game and drew level on 28 minutes when a clever Greg Mills ball put Glover through on goal. Glover kept his nerve and took the ball past Zac Jones before firing home from a tight angle.
Just three minutes after the interval, the impressive Craig Mahon was fouled in the area by Rob Elvins for a penalty. However, Stott fired the spot-kick straight at Thompson – and the scores remained level.
The Motormen piled on the pressure with Louis Barnes having a free-kick well saved by Thompson, then the Worcester keeper did well to block a Mahon effort.
Vauxhall regained the lead on 66 minutes when Stuart Whitehead’s header back to Thompson came up short and Stott pounced to nip in and tap home his sixth league goal of the season.
But with ten minutes remaining, Worcester drew level again when Elvins squared a pass for Glover to net his second of the game.
Vauxhall: Jones, Wainwright, Barnes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Fearnehough, Mahon (Moss 81), Noone, Rutter, Stott (Clair 86), Burns. Subs: Kocsis, Martindale, Ellison. Attendance: 751.
Motors travel to Solihull Moors on Saturday (3pm). They were due to face Hinckley United at the Greene King Stadium last night in a match played after the Pioneer had gone to press.
Vauxhall Motors are running a half-term soccer camp on February 20/21.
The two-day camp will be at Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social The sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and the aim is to improve children’s football ability while they have fun and make new friends.
All children receive a certificate and prizes are presented for showing good attitude, effort and ability. The sessions are open to girls and boys from five-12 years old. The cost is £10 per day or just £15 for both days.
To book your child’s place call 07801 573999 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motors have been drawn against Northwich Victoria at home in the quarter-finals of the Cheshire Senior Cup. The game will be played at Rivacre Park on Tuesday February 12 (7.45pm).
As a result, Motors’ league match against Workington at Rivacre Park has been moved to Tuesday, March 19 (7.45pm).