Town and Worcester try again in FA Trophy re-run

Worcester City's Danny Jackman is dejected after missing his penalty in the shoot out during the FA Cup second round replay match at Aggborough, Kidderminster. David Davies/PA Wire.
Worcester City's Danny Jackman is dejected after missing his penalty in the shoot out during the FA Cup second round replay match at Aggborough, Kidderminster. David Davies/PA Wire.
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FC Halifax Town continue their hectic festive schedule with a trip to take on Worcester in the first round of the FA Trophy (Tuesday, 7.45pm kick-off)

The game was postponed due to a frozen pitch at Kidderminster’s Aggborough ground, with the game called-off while Town were on their way to the stadium.

Since then, Worcester lost to Scunthorpe in the second round of the FA Cup after the longest penalty shoot-out in FA Cup history.

Thirty-two penalties were taken, with 16 consecutive spot-kicks scored, but when City’s Wayne Thomas missed, Miguel Llera sent Scunthorpe into round three.

The previous longest penalty shootout in the FA Cup was when Macclesfield beat Forest Green 11-10 in November 2001 in the first round.

But Worcester bounced back to beat Stalybridge on Saturday in the Conference North to leave them seventh in the table.

That defeat to Scunthorpe is Worcester’s only loss in their last 16 games, while Scunthorpe are the only team to score against City in their last six matches.

Worcester have only lost twice in 23 home games in 2014 and have found the net in each of their last 13 matches.

Follow Halifax Town reporter Tom Scargill on Twitter for live updates throughout every Shaymen match - and check www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/halifaxtown for reports after the game.