12:00pm Tuesday 27th July 2004
Monday, December 11, 2000.
MANAGER John Barton was left fuming after Worcester City's 1-1 draw with Hendon in their FA Umbro Trophy second round clash last night.
Barton made his feelings known in the dressing room afterwards, feeling City could have won the tie at St Albans.
Instead, the sides meet again on Monday (December 18) at St George's Lane for the right to entertain Tiverton Town in the third round.
Barton said afterwards: "As it stands it is a tremendous result and thoroughly deserved.
"Danny McDonnell, Mark Tucker and Carl Heeley have been magnificent and Mark Owen took his goal well. But I am looking for contributions elsewhere on the field.
"We have had more than a few words afterwards. With a little bit more we would have got a result."
Although the Ryman League hosts had most of the possession, the continued form of Heeley and Tucker in the centre of defence and McDonnell in goal restricted their efforts and it was City who arguably had the better chances.
City were grateful to a great block from Heeley in the first half after home striker Davis Haule beat the offside trap and rounded McDonnell.
However, City hit the front on 36 minutes when Ian Reed's left-wing cross was crisply volleyed home by Owen for his 18th goal of the season.
Hendon were back on level terms on 68 minutes when Haule played in substitute Dale Binns to round McDonnell and slot into an empty net.
But McDonnell, whose handling on the night was impeccable, prevented Hendon taking the lead with a superb save to turn a fierce David Adekola shot over the bar.
Within a minute City should have wrapped the game up when good work by Owen sent young substitute Wesley Joyce clear but, after rounding the 'keeper, his effort was cleared.
Worcester: McDonnell 9, Bradley 6 (Weir 79), Jukes 6, Tucker 8, Heeley 8, Lutz 6, Carty 6, Cottrill 6 (Scheppel 46, 6), Owen 7, Cotter 5 (Joyce 71), Reed 5. Subs not used: Hyde, P. Wyatt.
Star man: Danny McDonnell. Att: 122.
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