Football
My players were magnificent - Heeley

By Tim Clarke 13/03 Updated: 22/03 16:03

WORCESTER CITY manager Carl Heeley described his players as "magnificent" as they came from behind to beat play-off rivals Gainsborough Trinity 2-1 at St George's Lane on Monday night.

City completely outclassed their Lincolnshire opponents but needed two brilliant second half strikes from top scorer Mike Symons and winger Greg Mills to clinch the three points after Trinity had taken the lead against the run of play through Ryan Kendall.

The victory was City's fourth on the spin and takes Carl Heeley's side to within just two points of the play-offs with nine games remaining.

The City boss was full of praise for his players who laid down another clear marker of their intent to break into the top five.

"We said at half time it's a bit of an injustice and you shouldn't be behind," Heeley said.

"But I just felt it was a matter of time really. Once the first one went in off big Symo then it looked like there was only going to be one winner and then Millsy hit a great strike into the top corner. It's a thoroughly deserved win - we were good value for that and I felt we dominated the game for 90 minutes."

"There was a determination there which has been evident for a few weeks now and we weren't going to lie down or get beat. I felt after only five or ten minutes there was only one team that were going to win that game. Every single one of the lads tonight, and the substitutes and the ones that didn't get on were magnificent."

Victory over Droylsden at home on Saturday could propel City into the play-off positions for the first time this season but Heeley is refusing to get carried away as his side continue to defy early season expectations.

"We are pleased but it's now back down to earth. It's only one win and we have got nine games to go," Heeley said.

"Our philosophy is we take one game at a time - we don't think about anything else. We will savour this but Thursday night we will be working hard and the players are going to be focused on the next game which is Droylsden. Nothing else will come into our minds, that is the way we operate and approach things and it's serving us OK at the moment. But we've achieved nothing yet."

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