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Worcester City 2 Leigh RMI 0

By Matt Lawton
February 13 2006

RMI's second game in three days saw them come out of with the same result as Saturday's home defeat to Kettering, with nothing more to show than a 2-0 defeat against a mid-table side. After a victory and two draws brought five points from a possible nine in recent weeks for RMI, they came back to earth with a bump on Saturday with a 2-0 home defeat to media darlings Kettering Town, whilst at the same time this evening's opponents Worcester were running riot in Cheshire, coming away with a shock 1-0 victory at Northwich.

A fairly uneventful opening half in front of 818 spectators at St. George's Lane was brought to life with seven minutes remaining when Nick Colley gave the hosts the lead. RMI could've had a quick chance to level the scores but were controversially denied a penalty when former Nottingham Forest and Forest Green Rovers veteran Des Lyttle seemed to handle the ball in his own penalty area, only for the referee to turn down the appeals of the RMI players and instead opt to give a corner.

That was merely compounded on the stroke of half-time when Mark Danks doubled Worcester's lead to give them a comfortable two goal cushion at the interval.

RMI started the second half brightly, hitting the post and creating a couple of decent goalscoring opportunities, but the hosts continued to pose a threat on the attack, and although they didn't add to their advantage, they didn't have too much problem in protecting it, which may prove to be a concern for RMI boss Andy Nelson ahead of Saturday's trip to high-flying Stafford Rangers.

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