MANAGER Tim Harris admits it was "heartbreaking" way for his players to lose a cup final after seeing Pershore Town win the Worcestershire Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

City had led 1-0 in the 70th minute when Demetri Brown dinked the ball over Pershore's Eddie Cox but a stunning equaliser from Sam Clark took the tie to penalties.

The Plums held their nerve from the spot and lifted the trophy in front of the City players and Harris said it was a difficult one to take.

"Penalties are always a lottery at whatever level you're at and this was no different," he said.

"We have to take it on the chin, it's all very disappointing and the lads are very down.

"It's heartbreaking but we have to pick ourselves up for Saturday and go again against Hanley Town."

Harris was well aware of the challenge facing City on the night but despite losing out in the end, he knows his side will have learnt from the experience.

"We were under no illusions what they had to offer," he added.

"You have to look at some of the sides they have beaten to get to the final and I watched them against Redditch and they thoroughly deserved that win.

"They have good players and a good group but so do we so we. And now we have to pick ourselves up to face the champions elect on Saturday."

Following the match it was also confirmed that City's Bailey Fuller will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury picked up during the game.