After a goalless first half, Yorkshire took the lead as an unfortunate Matt Reay accidentally converted into his own goal after Steve Wankiewicz glanced Tiani’s cross goalwards. David Reay scampered across his line but couldn’t claw it back into play.
The Tigers equalised with twenty minutes to go. Max Pemberton whipped in a cross from the left, Wankiewicz powering a header beyond the keeper’s grasp.
Moments later, Craig Mitchell almost put the Tigers into the lead as he was a fraction too late to poke Sykes’ drilled ball towards the six yard area.
The Tigers kept battling, however the referee brought proceedings to a halt to confirm both clubs would gain a point.
Manager Craig Denton was pleased with his side’s showing:
“To be fair, I have a lot of credit for Yorkshire Amateur because they are the team to beat and you can tell why as they’re a good outfit.
“But I thought we came and executed a good game plan and our lads put a really good shift in. We nearly nicked in the last five-to-ten minutes when we had a couple of chances.
“Today was two good teams playing against each other and I think [the score] was a fair reflection.
“We’re delighted to come here and take something away from Yorkshire Amateur as it is a hard place to come and we could have had all three points.
“Our lads had resilience and had grit and determination to make it difficult for Yorkshire Amateur, which we did really well.”
Denton talked about how this form has impacted the squad:
“We try to focus on performances and not getting beaten.
“We started this first half of the season by giving a few sloppy goals away, but if you look in recent weeks we have really ironed it out.
“Our defence have done a really good job in the last few weeks with clean sheets against Penistone Church and Albion Sports.
“I think everyone is really digging in and working hard for the shirt, which is pleasing to see.
“Now we will concentrate on our next game where we need to continue this good form and win.”
Our next fixture sees us travel up to Harrogate Railway Athletic on Saturday 15th December. Denton mentioned the importance of getting all three points next week:
“It is really important that we don’t disrespect Harrogate or no matter who we come up against.
“They are in the bottom half of the league and we will give respect to everyone we come up against, so we will be working hard and looking to put in another good performance in.
“We need to carry the momentum from the last few games through to the next few games.
“I don’t think I can ask for much more really.
“Hopefully we will go to Harrogate and show why we are challenging up high in the table.
“Three points is key, and also to keep up these performances.”
Denton was grateful for the showing from the travelling Worksop Town supporters:
“Firstly, I’d like to say a big thank you to those who travelled.
“We get exceptional support. We have the highest attendances in the league.
“On a cold, wet Saturday afternoon where it is pouring down with rain, a lot of fans would think twice about travelling, especially against Yorkshire Amateur who are top of the league, but not our fans who will support you through thick and thin. Win, lose or draw they will still be backing you.
“Hopefully we’ve rewarded our fans with that performance, to make sure they know we care about this club and that we want to do really well, so a huge thank you to the travelling fans as they made a big difference today.”