Worksop defender Lee Hill made his return to Sandy Lane today with a bang after setting up Craig Mitchell’s opener to get Hill’s second stint at Worksop up and running.
Despite the game not containing many clear-cut chances, it was a tough game for Worksop, particularly for our defence who had to soak up the pressure that Liversedge put onto the Tigers.
Hill said, “I don’t think the pitch helped; I’m not saying it was bad, but it was a bit slippery underfoot. It was a scrappy game from the start, but to be 1-1 at half-time after taking the lead was disappointing. For their equaliser, we stepped back for five minutes and lost that concentration. It was disappointing to not go in front at half-time. However, we came out knowing that we needed to be bigger and better than they were in the second half.”
The opening goal came thanks to the determination of Hill. The debutant closed down a clearance which fell to Matthew Sykes. The winger slotted Hill down the left, where Lee put in a lovely low cross for Craig Mitchell who poked it home.
The new signing added, “Yeah, it was brilliant. We say it was an assist for the goal, but the move was touch then tackle, touch then tackle. People might think that was a cross from me, but it was probably a tackle! Joking aside, it felt brilliant seeing the ball go into the back of the net. I love it here; it’s a brilliant place to come and play football.”
Today, Hill showed desire and passion from the left-hand side. That determination to make the tackle in the first half created the first goal for the Tigers.
We face Barton Town on Saturday 5th January, with a 3pm kick-off. Hill is looking forward to next Saturday’s trip to Humberside as we look to build on today’s victory.
Hill continued, “I’ve already played against Barton this season for Parramore. They are a good outfit and have some good players. We will have to play much better next Saturday than we have today if we are to get something from the game. We are more than capable of taking all three points next Saturday. We could do with the win to keep pressing on.”
By Luke Atherton