The Tigers started the 18/19 NCEL season with a bang having collected all three points at Goole.

Captain Jamie Price smashed in the opener before the home side responded immediately from a corner. Steve Woolley’s left footed deflected drive in the second half proved to be be the winner.

A scrappy first half an hour brought little chances for either side and only a half chance for Craig Mitchell was worthy of note.

A smart bit of play from Mark Simpson then resulted in Craig Mitchell forcing a corner after his effort was squirmed off the line. A deep high kick came in and caused confusion in the home sides box, the ball skittled around off several defenders before captain Jamie Price blasted the ball in to break the deadlock.

Just minutes later Goole forced a corner of their own, Dave Reay seemed to get a knock to the head and wasn’t able to gather the ball cleanly leaving defender Adam Lund to volley in the equaliser for the Vikings.

All the late first half drama made for an interesting second half. Nothing much occurred until the double substitution of Kyle Jordan and Connor Brunt replaced Templeton and Simpson.

Steve Woolley was the catalyst after a delightful drop of the shoulder on his way to the box which then saw him unleash a left footed drive which found its way into the bottom corner after a deflection off the lurking Kyle Jordan with the striker knowing nothing about it.

Worksop dropped deeper and saw the game out successfully despite a nervy ending, Gooles Marcel Chigumira and Derry Robson a lively threat in the final third but the Tigers held on for an opening day win.

LINE UP: Reay, Atherton, Trench, M.Reay, Pemberton, Woolley (Royles), Price (C), Patterson, Templeton (Jordan), Mitchell, Simpson (Brunt)

SUBS NOT USED: B.Wilson, Nyoni

GOALS: Price (37), Lund (39), (Jordan 61)

ATT: 336


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