After a goalless first half, the Tigers turned up the pressure and romped to a 3-0 victory over Albion Sports.

Steven Wankiewicz was picked out at the back post where the centre-half nodded home from the corner.

The lead was doubled ten minutes later when substitute Connor Brunt slid home a squared ball from Matt Sykes.

With seven minutes remaining, the provider turned scorer as Sykes converted from the spot after being hacked down in the area by Myles Foley, who received a red card for being the last man.

Denton was frustrated with the first-half performance but happy with how his side conducted themselves in the second.

“I thought we started sloppy and we saw a little bit of confusion in terms of players’ responsibilities and how we set up.

“We didn’t concede in the first-half, which is a positive.

“We had a couple of chances where we could have come into half-time at 2-0.

“We looked at where we needed to improve and at half-time when we had that chat we knew we needed to give that extra 20% and I think the lads did that. They went out and showed everyone what we can do and that’s a frustrating part for me as I’m trying to find out why we’re not starting like that but again, it’s an amazing three points for us and we’ve not conceded goals which means it is another clean sheet.

“Overall I’m really delighted with all the player and getting the points”.

This means our back five have collected back-to-back clean sheets;

“The defence have been awesome.

“Our three centre-halves away at Penistone were brilliant.

“Matt Reay was unfortunately unable to play today because he’s been ill all week. So we decided to keep him out of the sixteen.

“Deegan, who played at Penistone at right-wing back, has come in as a right-sided centre-half which is the position he plays for the Under-19’s.

“I think everyone has grouped in together today and has really put a shift in. I thought it was exceptional from our defenders today.

“It is also nice to see one of our Under-19’s starting and three on the bench which shows this club is going places. It’s a club where it’s not all about going out and bringing players in, we’re trying to keep a little bit in ourselves and we are backing our youth system. Aiden is doing a fantastic job with them and they’re reaping the rewards by getting in but yeah I am really pleased and it puts a smile on my face when I get in because it is a good three points and a clean sheet”.

Denton then spoke about Yorkshire Amateur who are next in the fixture;

“They have a lot to offer. They have individuals that can punish you on their day.

“We really need to be resilient. We need to keep looking at ourselves to see where we can get better because we know that the first half wasn’t our strongest today. We have to start off well and be as solid as we have been. It was good decision making from Dave Reay. Can our forwards offer a little bit more? Can our midfielders get around the pitch and put in a tackle? I want to see that 10-20% that I’m always going on about.

“Our focus is to go there and put in a performance like we have been doing so I have no doubt that we can do it because we have a special group of players who enjoy winning and want to win and want to work hard”.

We next face Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday, 8th December.

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