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Leigh RMI 1 Worcester City 4

By Matt Lawton
April 8 2006

Despite taking an early lead at Hilton Park, RMI returned to the relegation zone after they were comfortably defeated by Worcester. Worcester made the trip north save in the knowledge that they have the upper hand over RMI, having won the last meeting between the sides 2-0 in February, and now in April RMI are scrapping for their Conference North lives while Worcester continue to impress near the top of the table.

Going in to today's game, RMI were boosted with a vital 3-1 victory at fellow strugglers Hednesford on Monday night, and that rise in confidence was there for all to see as they took the lead early on in today's game, with Neil Smith opening the scoring after just four minutes at Hilton Park this afternoon.

However, it didn't take long for the visitors to get back in to the game, and they equalised eleven minutes later when Adam Webster hit the net, before the same player gave the visitors a one goal advantage after twenty three minutes of play, leaving Worcester 2-1 up at the half way point.

Andy Nelson's side tried desperately to get themselves back in to the game, but the game was effectively sealed just two minutes in to the second half when ex-Manchester United starlet George Clegg gave the visitors a 3-1 lead. The scoreline reached rout proportions on the hour mark when Clegg grabbed his second and Worcester's fourth.

Although relegation rivals Worksop and Vauxhall Motors both lost this afternoon, Redditch United claimed a point from a 1-1 draw at home to Hucknall, which means RMI now drop a place in to the relegation zone although only on points difference, with RMI, Redditch, Worksop and Vauxhall all now lying on thirty five points with only a few games remaining of the season.

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