Worksop Town progressed through to the next round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup.

‘The World’s First’ started the brighter as Wakefield fired them into a fourteenth minute lead.

The Tigers came back to go in front as they netted either-side of half-time with a Poole strike and a Pemberton header which both were assisted by questionable goalkeeping.

The Tigers kept solid at the back in the second period before putting the game to bed with a late Liam Royles goal.

Denton had this to say on the cup win;

“Well I thought to be honest we were a bit under the cosh at the start because we’ve got a couple of players suspended and obviously at the step we play at you can’t play suspended players in this cup, it’s little bit different for Sheffield FC which are a team step four and above, so we’re a bit short on numbers tonight. Laurie Wilson pulled up in the warm-up so we had to make a change which left us with two subs this evening. I thought we really dug in after we started a little bit poor in the first ten minutes but we’re playing against a side in the Evo-Stik Division One. It was a good overall night and performance like from Charlie Taylor who I thought was awesome tonight and Pembo picked up tonight after a late change and to be honest it could have been four or five but it was good solid performance tonight. Tucker started on the right hand side and I thought he added loads really and built us loads of momentum so I’m really really pleased for tonight.

“Our players need to be adaptable as things change. Players get injured, players get suspended, players are doing well and I’m trying to keep them in the side. We need to be more focused about the performance we put in rather than the formation as long as defenders win headers and strikers score goals which is what we ask for. With Andy Francis starting in goal this evening I thought I’d go to a back four as we’re coming up against Sheffield FC. Throughout the season the formation will change due to players availability. People may say 3-5-2 is not for us and 4-4-2 is for us but we’ve tried something different and we’ve won the game so the decision me and the management team have picked is the right one.

“If you’re winning games then the lads will be confident. This never say die attitude especially at Knaresborough where we were resilient and got what we deserved. Tonight when we started doing the things what we asked Player to do we were successful. It’s nice to go into Saturday with a win but you know but the Senior Cup game and the Maltby game are two different things but then we’ll prepare things like we normally do and be positive going into Saturday. As long as we’re focused and disciplined then we have a good chance of taking all three points but we know it’ll be tough against Maltby, we’ll be looking to put in a strong performance.

“Obviously the club has put out a fun day where it’ll be open to families so it’ll be lovely if we can get a really good crowd. We always normally do get a good crowd as we have got fantastic fans who back us so I know we’ll get a good crowd. But for those one or two who may be unsure about coming to Sandy Lane on Saturday then we’d love to see you get down there and get behind the lads like we always do and come and enjoy your day as it’s a non-league day and there are lots of things happening at the club so to get a few more bums on seat will be brilliant”.

Next up for the Tigers, at Sandy Lane,are Maltby Main on Saturday, 13th October.

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