Worksop aim to bounce back against Liversedge

The Tigers lost their previous fixture 3-1 away to Bridlington Town. Worksop gaffer Craig Denton will be looking to pick the lads up as we face struggling Liversedge at Sandy Lane on Saturday.

Key figures Michael Trench and Kyle Jordan will be returning to the fold from suspension and both will be looking to come back with a bang on Saturday.

We look to bounce back after a 3-1 defeat that broke Worksop’s three-game unbeaten run. The last four games were very tough considering the injuries and suspensions we faced. The squad has proved to the rest of the division that every player is good enough to compete in this league. The confidence from the first three games needs to be there on Saturday and I’m sure the lads will be prepared to take all three points from this weekend’s match.

Our visitors currently sit 15th in the league after a 1-0 win at home to Garforth Town last Saturday. The Sedge have lost three and won two in their previous five matches, conceding 21 goals and scoring six in that period. Most notably, a 10-0 defeat at Bridlington and a 6-0 thrashing at home to Ecceshill United are the heaviest of the three losses. The best result for the Yorkshire side came in a 4-2 victory at Albion Sports, largely thanks to a Brandon Kane hat-trick.

The head-to-head stats are very one-sided, with the Tigers winning seven of the nine games between the two sides. Worksop gaffer Craig Denton will be looking to get six points off Liversedge with a victory at Sandy Lane, having beaten them earlier in the season. It would also stretch Worksop’s unbeaten run over the West Yorkshire side to five games.

In the reverse fixture this campaign Worksop ran Liversedge ragged, winning 4-1 on a warm August Tuesday evening. Mitchell Hamilton gave the Yorkshire side a first-half lead, before a Tomas Poole equaliser and a quick-fire hat-trick from Worksop talisman Kyle Jordan ensured the points went back to Worksop. Jordan’s hat-trick came in just nine minutes!

There will likely be goals in this match, with previous games between the two sides having bags of them. This has all the ingredients for a winter classic; let’s get down to Sandy Lane to roar on the Tigers to another three points as we look forward to the second half of the campaign.

By Luke Atherton

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