Hindley will be looking for a big performance on Saturday from his players after last Saturday’ heavy defeat.
Worksop face a tough FA Vase third round tie away to Pontefract Collieries, we have already played the Colls at the Harratt Nissan Stadium and it was a miserable August evening for us succumbing to a 5-1 defeat.
Hindley and his men will want to inflict revenge on Saturday after that heavy defeat at the start of the season, however, there are other reasons why we should be up for the game.
After last Saturday’s disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Bottesford, the lads will want to give the Worksop fans something to shout about again with memories of the Second round win at Dunston just a few weeks ago still very much in mind.
Our journey so far in the FA Vase has brought bags of goals from us. We have scored a total of 11 goals in 4 games, our top scorer in this competition is Alec Denton who has scored 5 goals, most notably his highlight so far in this tournament was a hat-trick in the first qualifying round at home to Aylestone Park. We won that game 5-2, the following game was another side from Leicester this time we were up against Kirby Muxloe who we defeated 3-0. That victory gave us a place in the FA Vase first round proper, we had a long away trip to Shrewsbury and defeated Haugmond 2-1. We broke our second round duck beating the odds, with an unbelievable 1-0 away win in Gateshead against Dunston UTS.
Our hosts have played the same amount of games as us in this tournament. They’ve also scored a massive amount of goals in this competition scoring a whopping 16 in 4 games. In the previous round The Colls were taken into extra time against Hall Road Rangers, the Rangers were 2-0 up before a second half fight back from Pontefract took the tie into extra time and eventually the Yorkshire side ended up winning 4-2.
We all know how good The Colls are, after already playing them this season and their current league position and form showing no let up. Hindley will be looking to make amends for last Saturday and the last time we played them, no-one would be surprised to see us defy the odds yet again and come out on top tomorrow.
The pressure will be off the players in some ways as the pressures of the league take a backseat, let’s hope for a different result in colder climates this time around.
There will be another big following from the Tigers, let’s hope Hindley and the boys can send us all home happy with another memorable away match for the Worksop faithful.
By Luke Atherton.