Can we beat the best in the league?

That is the question Worksop Town manager Craig Denton will be looking to answer positively on Saturday, as we travel up to Leeds to face table-toppers Yorkshire Amateur.

This is a daunting task for the Tigers with injuries and suspensions still in play, however, two excellent performances from the Tigers going into this weekend will only help build momentum.

After two clean sheets and four goals in those previous two outings, you can see the confidence that the Tigers have. The second half on Saturday was the Worksop we loved to see at the start of the season, with the flowing of the passes and how we steamrolled Albion Sports in the final period.

Our hosts have only lost three games all season and are currently pursuing a seventh win on the spin.

The Ammers man of the moment, Bruce Tiani, has scored four goals in his last two matches, including both goals in their 2-1 victory against Knaresborough Town away from home.

Their previous fixture was another away trip, to Athersley Recreation, which was a comfortable 3-0 victory for the Ammers, talisman Ashley Flynn getting the first goal of the game and Tiani bagging a brace.

Of the three games our opponents have lost this campaign, only one has been at home, which came against our rivals Handsworth Parramore in late October. Flynn opened the scoring just prior to the half-hour mark, before a Bradley Nicholson double secured all three points for the visitors.

This is the first time both sides have faced each other and with Yorkshire Amateur gaining promotion last campaign, they’ve taken everyone by surprise by flying to the top of the league. With goals flying in and them not conceding in their previous three home fixtures, it shows how hard it will be for the Tigers.

Denton will be looking for that disciplined and determined performance that we saw at Penistone Church a few weeks ago. If we can use that performance as a platform for this Saturday, it will have all the ingredients for a terrific clash.

Another fabulous turnout by the Worksop faithful on Saturday will most likely be in for treat as we look to stretch our unbeaten run of games to three and to climb back in the chasing pack for a promotion spot.

By Luke Atherton

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