Worksop Town crashed out of the FA Vase at the Second Qualifying Round stage losing 5-0 to Winsford United.

A visibly dejected Craig Denton labelled his sides performance afterwards as ‘rubbish’.

He said ‘It wasn’t good enough today, rubbish to be fair. We started off quite poor but had one or two chances in which we expected the ball to hit the back of the net, a few decisions went against us from the officials along with some individual errors from several players made for a poor afternoon. I’m gobsmacked to be honest because even after the second goal went in I still thought we had a chance, but then the third and fourth go in and we start pressing all around the pitch and lose our shape, all in all it’s not acceptable’.

Tigers set up in a wing-backs system but soon changed to a 4-3-3 in the second half, the side seemed to adopt a very direct style today and we asked Denton about this at the whistle, he said ‘To be honest a lot of people mention the style and formation but we’ve changed it a couple of times. We set up with two forwards today to try and get Tucker (Tomas Poole) in behind but that didn’t really work and we’ve had to change it just after half-time. We brought on three centre forwards and changed to a 4-3-3 but that didn’t work either today!’

With the big Sandy Lane derby now on the horizon next weekend, we asked Craig how he lifts the players for such an occasion, he said ‘It’s not so much about lifting them after this game we know how big that game is, we can concentrate on the league now and that has to be our main focus. We have an opportunity now where the lads can come in and train Tuesday and Thursday and get ourselves right for Saturday’.

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