Football
Symons strikes up perfect partnership with Taylor

By Tim Clarke 16/03 Updated: 18/03 18:46

Buy photos » Mike Symons.

TOP SCORER Mike Symons says he is relishing his strike partnership with Michael Taylor as they look to fire Worcester City into the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.

City have been striving to find an effective strike partner for the impressive Symons but appear to have finally solved that conundrum with the introduction of Taylor, who has seized his opportunity with both hands.

The pair have been instrumental in City's run of four straight wins, including Monday night's 2-1 victory over play-off rivals Gainsborough Trinity, which has taken them to within two points of the top five.

Symons, who has been a revelation for Carl Heeley's side since joining from Gloucester City in the summer, said: "Michael (Taylor) has been a breath of fresh air.

"He's quick and gives us that other alternative in behind and he's performing really well. He has a great attitude, is great to have in the dressing room and has taken his chance and scored a couple of goals now. I've really enjoyed playing up front with him."

Symons was relieved to net City's equaliser against Gainsborough Trinity which was his first goal since the 2-1 defeat to FC Halifax Town on January 14.

"I feel a bit happier now to get that goal, it has taken the pressure off me a bit and hopefully now I can take that on against Droylsden on Saturday and score another one if possible," he said.

City face Droylsden at St George's Lane on Saturday knowing victory could propel them into the top five and Symons believes they can sustain a play-off challenge with nine games to go.

"We don't want to get too carried away, we just need to keep playing our football the way we have," he said.

"Can we go the rest of the season unbeaten? That's our challenge."

Popular Stories »

1 Giles Potter misses out on X Factor dream

2 Supermarket plans spark traffic fears

3 Hundreds have an oar-some time

4 Warndon crossing battle won

5 Honours for Warriors chief and Worcester Live boss

More sport »

Warriors chief braced for brutal encounter

WORCESTER Warriors head coach Richard Hill is expecting

City swoop for Telford youngster

WORCESTER City have completed the signing of Dwayne

Uni basketball team complete double

THE UNIVERSITY of Worcester's men's basketball team has

City's hot streak ended by Droylsden

Worcester City 0 Droylsden 2 Blue Square Bet

Regional sport »


Stratford Observer
Ragley climb into third place

ALCESTER & Ragley moved up to third place in Cotswold ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Lauren is relishing Glasgow Games

COFTON Hackett’s Lauren Rowles will complete an incredible two-and-a-half-year journey ...

Redditch Standard
Buoyant Linnett loving life with Blues Ladies

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies striker Kirsty Linnett is determined to continue ...

Evesham Observer
Vale trio rack up the medals

VALE swimmers Macey French (ten), Rachel Egan (ten) and Toby ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »