“We throughly deserved the three points.”

Worksop Town Manager Craig Denton shared his thoughts after an impressive 5-2 victory at home to relegation threatened Thackley at Sandy Lane.

Worksop bossed the game for the full 90 minutes; taking an early lead inside eight minutes and doubling their lead twelve minutes later.

Worksop were in cruise control throughout the first half, going into half-time 3-0 up. The Tigers took their foot off the gas in the second period, but still triumphed to a fantastic 5-2 victory.

The persistent attacking performance from the Tigers today could have seen the scoreline massively increased. Hat-trick hero Matthew Sykes was the star of the show as his runs down the left hand once again caused Thackley lots of problems. Sykes has scored five goals between the two times we have played each other this campaign; he bagged a brace at DennyField ten days ago.

Denton expressed: “I thought a lot went right today, we played on the front foot like we have done in recent weeks. We could have ended the first-half with four or five goals to our name, but we were still happy to come into the break 3-0 up. I thought their sending off had a big impact on the game, with us scoring from the resulting penalty. We had a quick look at half-time as to how we can keep on top and not to take the foot off the gas. They [Thackley] turned it on in the second half and gave us something to think about.

“Going back to the first-half, they scored a lucky goal to get themselves back into the match. I think their player was supposed to cross the ball and it hit the back post and went in. We were on top for the full 90 minutes and we thoroughly deserved another three points.

“I thought it was another good day in-front of goal. I thought we had to also respect the opposition. We’ve got to be mindful of what league we are in, so we can’t get carried away. Generally, if we weren’t creating chances I would be worried, but we’re creating bags of chances and it’s great to see.”

Worksop boss Craig Denton has expressed how important it is to win your home games to help keep the momentum going. In addition, the coach knows how important it is to keep up the great away form we have had so far this season.

Our next fixture is away to Hemsworth Miners Welfare. This mouth-watering fixture between the two sides, who are both currently locked in third place is sure to produce a wealth of goals. I would get myself up the M1 to Leeds to watch the Tiger’s try and make it four wins out of four.

Denton continued; “Yeah it’s important for us to make this ground a fortress. Our away form has been brilliant this season and may it continue. Our home form is something we outlined at the start of the season. If you want to be right up there at the end of the season, you need to win your home matches, but, it’s just as important to pick points up on the road. I would say we have done this so far this season. We will hopefully continue that away at Hemsworth Miners Welfare next weekend.

“Next weekend’s game will be a tough one. Hemsworth have a great bunch of lads; a well-drilled and well-organised team. We need to go there and start on the front-foot; which I keep banging on about. We need to keep ahold of the possession a bit better, if we nail that I think we give Hemsworth a terrific game. It will be a cracker and we want to go there and collect the points.”

By Luke Atherton

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