Getting my first goal for the Tigers was special’


Worksop goal-scorer Steve McDonnell shares his thoughts after a very convincing 4-1 victory at home to Athersley Recreation.

The big man set up the first goal and scored the second, his first goal for the club. It was a perfect first half for the Tigers, going into the interval 4-0 to the good and with the Penguins down to ten men.


The striker explained in detail his assist and first goal for Worksop. After several good performances from McDonnell, his goal and assist didn’t come as a shock, as the Tigers ran Athersley ragged in the first half.

“I thought, especially in the first half, we were very good. I played in a different position today, but as long as it helps the team that’s all that matters. Obviously getting my first goal for the Tigers was special on a personal level. I thought we played well today, certainly in the first half; I would say it’s one of the best performances I’ve seen from the squad.

“First goal I brought the ball inside onto my left foot, I saw Mitch [Craig Mitchell] make a run into the box, so I whipped it into him and it was a good finish.

“For the second goal Woolls [Steve Woolley] put a lovely ball in, unfortunately my header was saved but I was the quickest to the second ball to give us a nice cushion early on.”


We play Thackley for the second time in the space of 11 days next week, the second time we can look at taking the full six points from a team this season. McDonnell expressed the importance of getting the three points as well as winning the games in hand that we have.

“Another three points is crucial to where we want to be heading. We need to win our games in hand; if we do we go joint top of the league, so that’s what we’re aiming to do by the end of the season.”

By Luke Atherton

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