Tigers boss Denton was disappointed his side couldn’t kill the game off on a wonderfully entertaining afternoon in the FA Cup.
He said on the performance ‘I thought we started really well, our tempo was good and high rate. After about 25 minutes it dropped a bit and Shepshed had their opportunities. I thought the officials played a part and made some dubious decisions, the game maybe didn’t flow as it should have done. We’ve come in at half time after they were reduced to ten men and expected our players to come back out and produce a professional performance but we didn’t and we made poor decisions again’.
Shepshed were down to 10 men half way through the first half and we asked Craig how and why we couldn’t put our visitors to bed, he said ‘The old cliche is playing against ten men that they always step up and make it harder for you and I’m not taking anything away from Shepshed with that but our intensity dropped. We almost expected to score and it didn’t happen, they got really lively and we went off-script again. I’m disappointed because now we have to go there on Tuesday night when ideally we would have liked to crack on with the League’.
No manager notoriously likes a Cup replay and we asked Craig if he felt it would hamper his side in any way, he responded with ‘It’s not particularly hampering the side but we’ve won the game three times today and come away with having to play a replay. I understand that’s great for Shepshed but for us it’s not acceptable. That performance isn’t acceptable for a Club like Worksop but it is early days and it’s a brand new side while we are all trying to make sure we do things right. I know the fans got frustrated near the end, Tomas Poole went in on goal late on and missed a chance, he’d been on the pitch a few minutes and three or four of the fans singled him out and got on his back calling him rubbish and that’s also unacceptable, we want our players to play with confidence and be encouraged’.
The Tigers will now travel to Shepshed Dynamo this Tuesday night for the replay in what promises to be another 90 minutes of entertainment.