Worksop look to make it four wins out of four this Saturday.
The Tigers face another trip up the M1 to Leeds for a tricky away trip to Garforth Town.
After a fantastic January, Worksop Town gaffer Craig Denton will be looking to pick up the same form in February. Worksop currently sit third in the league, well in the mix for that all-important top spot to go back into the Evo-Stik.
Our opponents have picked up seven points in their last four games. Their last victory came four games ago, at home to Yorkshire Amateur; second-half goals from Sean Hunter and Daniel Williams secured all three points for the Miners. This was followed up with a 3-1 defeat at high-flying Penistone Church, where Alex Lowe gave Garforth an early lead before a Sam Scrivens brace and Jordan Coduri gave Penistone an important three points.
Their last home game, against Thackley, ended up level with the score finishing 1-1. Ex-Tiger Adam Muller gave the visitors the lead on the 7th minute. Josh Robinson replied for the Miners, scoring a 69th minute equaliser to earn a point for the Leeds-based side. Garforth’s last outing was away at Knaresborough; Hunter was amongst the goalscorers giving the Miners the lead four minutes before half-time, but Knaresborough replied in the 57th minute.
There are several players for the Tigers defence to look out for. Man-in-form Sean Hunter has scored two in his last four matches, so he will be coming into the game confident that he and Garforth can gain all three points this Saturday. Ex-Tiger Mark Simpson will be looking to get one over his former employers; his last goal came in mid-December in a thrilling 3-2 win over fellow Leeds-based side Albion Sports. Despite Simpson going through a goal drought, many Worksop players and fans will understand the threat he poses in the box.
This has the ingredients for a terrific league clash. Worksop are looking to move into pole position in the league, and a win on Saturday would be our fourth in a row. Garforth currently sit 15th, 13 points off the drop zone, and will be looking to put more daylight between themselves and the bottom sides by picking up points in their next few fixtures. Let’s make our way up to Leeds to roar on the lads and hopefully pick up another memorable victory away from home.
By Luke Atherton