A battle-hardy Tigers deservedly advanced in to the next round of the FA Vase in chilly Dunston this afternoon.
Alec Denton slid home the games only goal with a neat finish minutes after the second half began and the game ended 1-0 to crown a fantastic team performance.
Manager Ryan Hindley was overwhelmed with pride at the full time whistle and when asked his thoughts he said ‘For once I’m speechless, I can’t thank my players enough, they’ve listened and executed our game plan perfectly. We needed to stay in the game for the first half an hour, we’ve done that and I think in the end we’ve bettered them. The supporters deserve this today, they were simply unbelievable, they’ve had to kiss a few frogs over the years but let’s just hope the draw is kind to us all but if you are going to achieve success we are going to have to beat the best’.
The players showed magnificent game management and discipline throughout and Hindley noted he thought the game was won by standing up to the challenge, he said ‘We won today by being men, by every single player giving this football club their maximum and when we do that we are a match for anybody. We can go as far as we want in the league and the cup but we can’t let our standards slip, we’ve had to perform for 96 minutes there to get anything out of this game. Credit to Dunston but my lads deserve every plaudit that they’ll get for this’.
The Vase brought the best out of the lads again with every player giving everything once more, these away days in the Cup really do bring the best out of them and we asked the boss what the secret recipe is, he said ‘I think it’s because we are underdogs, what you’ve got to remember is we are Worksop Town and whenever we face anyone in our league we are always the favourites because of our stature. The lads have that togetherness, without sounding disrespectful sometimes when we play league games we lower our standards but if we play like this today every week we are a top three side. It’s mine and my management teams job though to maintain those standards and that’s difficult to do over a gruelling season, my overriding feeling though right now is one of immense pride for this football club and the players’.