Worcester City: George Williams hoping for 'electric' Aggborough

Carl Heeley, Danny Jackman, George Williams and Ellis Deeney celebrate City's first round win at Coventry
Williams (second from right) celebrates victory over Coventry with boss Carl Heeley and team-mates Danny Jackman and Ellis Deeney

Worcester City's George Williams is excited by the prospect of extending his side's FA Cup run in front of their own fans at a sold-out Aggborough against Scunthorpe on Wednesday night.

City's FA Cup heroics, the first-round win at Coventry, followed by the second round 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe, have so far taken place on League One grounds.

But 21-year-old defender Williams said: "I've never seen Aggborough full.

"It should be absolutely electric," he told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

Worcester City's FA Cup run
Second qualifying round (27 September)City 3 (Geddes 2, Rowe) Rugby 1Attendance: 570Prize money: £4,500
Third qualifying round (11 October)Leamington 1 City 1 (Wright)Attendance: 755
Third qualifying round replay (14 October)City 2 (Deeney, Jackman) Leamington 0Attendance: 598Prize money: £7,500
Fourth qualifying round (26 October)City 2 (Deeney, Nti) Greenwich Borough 1Attendance: 896Prize money: £12,500
First round (9 November)Coventry City 1 City 2 (Geddes 2)Attendance: 8,439 Prize money: £18,000
Second round (7 December)Scunthorpe United 1 City 1 (Nti)Attendance: 5,606Potential prize money: £27,000

"The fans have been great for us. Both at Coventry and at Scunthorpe. It was just like being at home they were so good. But having a full house will be a real boost."

Worcester's regular right-back has not played in front of a capacity home crowd since City's final game at St George's Lane - against already-promoted Conference North champions Chester - in April 2013.

The first season in their new home at Aggborough proved somewhat underwhelming, as poor results, combined with the club's continued financial worries, led to an average home attendance of little over 500 - a quarter of the home gates attracted a division higher up by their tenants Kidderminster Harriers.

But the 14-game unbeaten streak triggered by the start of their FA Cup run has recaptured the local football public's imagination - as has been illustrated by the "house full" notices being posted for the second-round replay, even though it will be shown live on TV.

Rabona goal's reflected glory for Williams
George Williams briefly became a star turn on social media last month when, following City striker Sean Geddes's much-replayed Rabona goal in their FA Trophy win over Barrow, the televised shot of the City right-back with his hands on head looking shocked and incredulous had Gary Lineker tweeting: "Watch the right-back's reaction".
"I was in absolute shock when he pulled it off," Williams told BBC Hereford & Worcester. "But he had been doing it in training, so it wasn't a complete one-off. The fact that he managed to pull it off in a match deserved the attention he got in the media."

"It's a massive change from last season when we were struggling," added Williams, last term's player of the season. "There's a real buzz about the place, but that's football. A few additions and it all changes.

"It sounds a bit cliched but we really are taking it one game at a time.

"Last year we were struggling for goals. Now we have two players, in Sean Geddes and Daniel Nti, who are fighting over who finishes top scorer.

"And everyone's chipping in with goals too. Along with having a solid back four and keeper, and having such a great mix of young and experienced lads, that's the reason why we're doing so well."

George Williams was talking to BBC Hereford & Worcester's Dan Johnson.