Supporters can now vote for their January Player of the Month by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article.
To help with your decision, here is a recap of our month and the four nominees.
January saw the Tigers go unbeaten and pick up 11 points out of a possible 15. It also saw us move up to joint third alongside Saturday’s opponents, Hemsworth Miners Welfare. We scored 12 goals and conceded four.
The month started with back-to-back goalless draws against Barton Town and Handsworth Parramore.
Next up was a midweek trip up to Thackley AFC, where the Tigers came from behind to win 3-1 in an excellent second-half display. Craig Mitchell equalised just after the break and Matt Sykes scored a brace to bring the points home.
Town carried that second-half performance into the first period against Athersley Recreation as Craig Mitchell, Steve McDonnell and a penalty from Kyle Jordan put the home side three goals to the good inside twelve minutes. Matt Sykes added a fourth before the break with a thunderous effort after Athersley were reduced to ten men. The visitors netted a consolation goal when Scargill weaved his way through the Tigers back line to finish but Worksop kept the ball to confirm all three points.
The last game of the month saw us run out 5-2 winners with Matt Sykes scoring a hat-trick. Kyle Jordan and Steve McDonnell also got on the scoresheet to round off a great run for Worksop.
Here are the four nominees:
Sykes was an obvious choice for this and is probably the bookies’ favourite for the award. He played four games and scored six goals. He has been the driving force for Worksop going forward as they continue their hunt for promotion.
McDonnell has been a key signing since arriving from Retford United. His powerful drives at defences have caused teams so many problems; he is a real handful. He finally got his first goal in amber and black against Athersley Rec and followed up his maiden strike with another against Thackley.
Reay has had another great month, helping Worksop gain two clean sheets and only conceding four goals. His saves ensured we didn’t succumb to defeats against Barton Town and Handsworth Parramore in those 0-0 draws, and also kept us in the away game at Thackley with a superb tip around the post.
The centre-half has been instrumental in the heart of the Tigers’ defence by helping with the aforementioned two clean sheets at the start of the month, and he has done all the dirty work to make sure our forward line can do their job with freedom.