PERSHORE Town created history on Tuesday night as they won the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup for the first time after a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout win over Worcester City at the Victoria Ground.

Scott Hammond buried the decisive penalty beyond the diving Adam Harrison to spark wild celebrations between players, management and the strong Plums travelling support behind the goal.

City had taken the lead in the 70th minute when Demetri Brown lifted the ball over Eddie Cox but when it looked like their race was run, Sam Clark produced a moment of magic to curl one into the top corner from 25 yards out with eight minutes to play to send the tie to penalties.

The first two spot kicks from both sides found the net before Fortune Maphosa sent his over the bar to hand Pershore the advantage and despite misses from Kirk Layton and James Baldwin, Hammond made no mistake to seal the win.

City were the higher level side but given Pershore's run to the final, it was always going to be tight and that proved in the early stages.

But Pershore had the better chances and Aidan Clark twice went close to giving his side the lead but as the rain poured down in Bromsgrove, neither side could find the opener.

The second half was better from City and they began to string passes together and looked to create problems for a Pershore side who were tiring.

And then with 20 minutes to go, a one-two with Bailey Fuller saw Demetri Brown break into the box and he coolly dinked it over the onrushing Eddie Cox to give them the lead.

The Plums looked leggy and City looked like they could double their lead but as so often has been the case, Pershore had one more surprise up their sleeve as Sam Clark picked the ball up on the edge of the box before curling it into the top corner as Harrison stood and watched.

Pershore then held their nerve as they have done so many times this season from the spot to win the cup for the first time ever.