Can Dents and his men make it 6 out of 6 ?

Worksop manager Craig Denton takes on his biggest task so far in the hope to continue the dream start the Tigers have had to this campaign.

After winning five games on the spin, the lads will be eager to continue this fantastic run of form on Saturday away to Nantwich Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The Dabbers are two divisions above us playing in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. Our hosts this weekend come into the game on a string of two defeats and a draw in their previous three fixtures. Nantwich lost two away games,  a 2-0 defeat away to Witton Albion and a 4-0 loss away to South Shields, before a 1-1 draw this past Tuesday at home to Hyde United.

Denton will be aware of the bags of experience Nantwich have at their disposal. German keeper Fabian Spiess has played for Notts County, Bristol Rovers, Torquay United and  Alfreton Town. Defender Clayton McDonald was at Chesterfield, Port Vale, Walsall, Grimsby and Tranmere. In addition to his experience, he was the other guy that was involved in the infamous Ched Evans case.

Winger Steve Jones is the most experienced in their squad playing over 150 appearances for Crewe Alexander and over 50 turnouts for Burnley, in addition Jones has been capped by Northern Ireland 26 times, scoring 1 goal against St Kitts and Nevis at Windsor Park in 2004.

Tigers fans will be travelling to the game with fond memories of our 3-2 victory back in 2013/14 campaign. The blast from the past fixture saw us take an early two goal lead courtesy from strikes by Shane Clarke and Tom Denton, Nantwich came back into the game goals from Devenney and Bailey either side of the half time whistle levelled the tie, minutes after the equaliser we got our noses back in front from a Jack Muldoon strike in front of just under 300 people.

This is in no doubt our biggest test so far, with how we’ve started this season anything is possible. The squad is flowing with confidence and hopefully that confidence will drive the players to get us over the line on Saturday. Tomorrows game will be a tight contest and another hopefully another thrilling game at the Weaver stadium so get yourself over to Cheshire to cheer on Dents and his men as we look to continue on the long road to Wembley.

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