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Motormen beat Worcester City
RECENT signing Shaun Tuck scored the only goal of the game as Motors recorded their first victory of 2014 against in-form Worcester City.
A game of few chances, both sides struggled to adapt to the blustery conditions at Rivacre Park.
The first decent effort fell to the away side on 24 minutes with an Ethan Moore snap shot from six yards out however the Worcester striker failed to connect properly and keeper Zac Jones was able to kick the ball away to safety.
On 26 minutes, Worcester went close again when a wind assisted long range effort from Aaron Williams hit the top of the cross bar and Motors scrambled the ball away to safety.
At the other end, Vauxhall’s tricky winger Aaron Rey cut inside from the left and tried his luck from just inside the area but Jose Veiga did well to tip the ball behind for a corner.
The last chance of the half fell to Shaun Tuck but he headed wide from close range following a left wing cross.
The second half was a fairly even encounter with neither side creating much in the final third of the pitch.
On 55 minutes, Worcester striker Ebby Nelson-Abby found himself through on goal with only Jones to beat however the Vauxhall keeper came off his line and pulled off a fine point blank save to thwart the danger.
The only goal of the game came on 78 minutes when a Karl Clair strike from 20 yards was blocked by a Worcester defender however the deflected ball fell kindly for Tuck who kept his composure and chipped the ball over the onrushing keeper from close range.
After the game, Vauxhall manager Carl Macauley said: "I always thought that whoever scored the first goal will go on and win the game and I was made up for Shaun (Tuck) on getting his first goal for the club.
"His work rate has been fantastic.
"I watched Worcester in midweek and thought they were a good side. I knew it would be difficult so this was a very important win for us to stop us sliding down the table.
"We now need to get as many points as possible as it looks like there could be as many as nine teams involved in a relegation battle."
Motors have now moved up to 12th in the Skrill North league table.
Vauxhall: Jones, Fearnehough, Barnes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone, Rey, Clair, Tuck, Ellams, Mullin (Rutter 75).
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