Vauxhall manager Carl Macauley praised new signing Shaun Tuck whose first goal for the club proved decisive at a blustery Rivacre Park.
“The game was not played in the best of conditions therefore it was difficult to get the ball down and play football,” said Macauley. “I always thought that whoever scored the first goal will go on and win the game and I was made up for Shaun as his work rate has been fantastic.”
The boss also stressed how import the result could be.
“This was a very important win for us to stop us sliding down the table. We now need to get as many points as possible as it looks like there could be as many as nine teams involved in a relegation battle,” he said
Tuck’s second-half chip ensured Motors recorded their first victory of 2014 against in-form Worcester City.
Both sides struggled to adapt to the conditions and this was a game of few chances.
The first opportunity fell to City but Ethan Moore failed to connect properly from six yards out in the 24th minute and keeper Zac Jones was able to clear.
Two minutes later Worcester went close again when a wind-assisted long range effort from Aaron Williams hit the top of the bar.
Vauxhall’s tricky winger Aaron Rey then cut inside from the left and tried his luck from just inside the area but Jose Veiga did well to tip the ball behind for a corner.
Tuck then headed wide from close range following a left wing cross before half-time.
The second half was a fairly even encounter with both sides struggling to create openings.
After 55 minutes, Worcester striker Ebby Nelson-Abby found himself through on goal with only Jones to beat but the Vauxhall keeper came off his line and pulled off a fine point- blank save.
The only goal of the game came on 78 minutes when a 20-yard Karl Clair strike was blocked by a Worcester defender to fall kindly for Tuck who kept his composure and chipped the ball over the onrushing keeper from close range.
Motors have now moved up to 12th in the Skrill North league table.
Vauxhall: Jones, Fearnehough, Barnes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone, Rey, Clair, Tuck, Ellams, Mullin (Rutter 75)
Subs not used: Hughes, Silveiro, Wainwright, Mendez
Motors go to Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday (3pm) before making the short journey to Stockport County next Tuesday night (7.45pm).
Vauxhall Motors have signed young Huddersfield Town striker Paul Mullin on a month’s loan.
The 19-year-old former Liverpool youth player made his debut in Saturday’s win over Worcester. He signed his first professional contract with the Terriers at the start of this season and has featured for their Under 21 side 12 times, scoring one goal.
Huddersfield Town's Senior Professional Development Coach Steve Eyre commented: “This move is a good one for everyone concerned. Paul will learn different things during his time at Vauxhall Motors.
“He’ll be playing competitive football against seasoned players, he won’t get much time on the ball and he’ll learn to look after himself.”