The Tigers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win against Liversedge FC.
Craig Mitchell drew first blood as he was on hand to poke Lee Hill’s perfectly-weighted cross into the six-yard area past the keeper.
A minute later, Liversedge equalised as Farrar was on hand to tap home unchallenged at the back stick.
Worksop’s persistence paid off as they got the eventual winning goal from twelve yards out.
Steve McDonnell jinked his way into the area before he was bundled over by Jackson. Matthew Sykes stepped up and slammed home his spot-kick past Wilzynski, who guessed the right way but couldn’t get his hand to the powerful drive.
Denton had this to say on his side’s win after the final whistle:
“We were looking for a reaction after our defeat last Saturday against Bridlington Town, which I think we saw.
“We changed it around a bit, Vank is on holiday and Charlie Taylor has been in bed all week so he was unavailable to play, so we had to change it around a little bit, tinker with the system.
“We got the goal which the lads were delighted about, but within a couple of minutes we’ve conceded, and I think it is difficult to come back from it as you think it could be one of those days. Three points is three points.
“I feel a bit for Liversedge as I have been in their position when they have come, worked really hard and matched us. I think a point would have been a fair result but like I have said, I have been on the other end of that when you don’t end up with anything from the game. But we have to back our lads as they didn’t stop fighting. They dug in. There were a few dubious decisions concerning yellow cards; I thought there were too many as I didn’t think it was that sort of game. It was a good battling performance as we go into Saturday’s game.”
It was announced, earlier this morning, that Lee Hill had re-joined the Tigers from Handsworth Parramore:
“I know Max Pemberton has been doing a job at left wing-back but I have been looking to get him back to centre-half. Trenchie is on holiday so we needed someone to come in and I know what Hilly can offer us.
“He is one of those players who wears his heart on his sleeve and gives 110%, which he backed up today. He got to the by-line earlier and swung in a good low cross for Craig Mitchell. His tackling was exceptional, so overall he has been awesome today.
“So has Deegan; we gave him a little bit last Saturday as we felt he wasn’t himself and he has gone and put it right today. There weren’t many chances in the game but we came out with three points which is our main focus.”
Next Saturday we travel to promotion rivals Barton Town:
“We need to go into the game with a good mindset of starting bright, being on the front foot, and when we get that first goal can we be more cute in terms of how we defend right and manage the game. Those questions come from me and the management team, but the players must manage it right for themselves. We need to make sure we aren’t naïve; yes, we need to go and get a second goal after the first but if we can try and steady the ship a bit then we need to.
“I think we do need a better performance against Barton Town. We really need to dig deep and try find that extra 10-15% which is what we asked of our players at half-time. I keep mentioning it but three points is three points and what we come here for is too win games.”
Todays attendance was an impressive 374. Denton exclaimed that the supporters gave them the push they needed to get all three points:
“It makes so much of a difference having the Worksop Town fans there. When it was 1-1, we heard the fans picking us up and encouraging the lads, which always happens. We then find that extra effort to put balls in the box and get shots on goal, and I thought the Worksop fans really played their part today. They back us away and at home which is really important. Hopefully our lads will repay them and get points on the board.”
By Devon Cash