‘The first goal was always important…’

Local lad Steven Wankiewicz shares his thoughts after a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Albion Sports.

Centre-half Wankiewicz set the tone of the second half after an evenly matched first-half. The big defender directed a header, from a Steve Woolley corner, into the back of the Lions goal before a finish from super sub Connor Brunt and a penalty from Matty Sykes secured all three points for the Tigers.

The defender expressed the importance of all three points and the clean sheet that will give us the confidence we need when we face table toppers Yorkshire Amateur next Saturday.

Wankiewicz said: “Result wise, we got what we wanted. First-half we weren’t at the races, I think second half we were much better and became much more of a threat going forward. After we got the first goal we grew into the game and dominated the second half. The first goal was always important, we took the shackles off and kicked on from there.

“Massively important for us to get the clean sheet, certainly for me being a defender. Not just the clean sheet but scoring goals will help us with our confidence going into next Saturday (away at Yorkshire Amateur).”

The big man was very happy with his goal. The Worksop lad said it was a great feeling to score in-front of the home crowd, with the fans responding to the goal in jubilant fashion.

Wankiewicz continued: “I lost my man when the ball was in mid air. I was thinking nothing else than putting the ball into the back of the net and it was nice for me to score at Sandy Lane again.

“We now have two wins and two clean sheets on the spin. If we can get something from next Saturday’s tough game, it will show that we can go into any game and walk away with something.

“Furthermore, a result next week will boost our chances of getting back into the promotion push for the second half of the season”.

Leave a Reply