Worksop look to make it 11 out of 11.

The Tigers are back in league action this Saturday with a tricky away trip to Bottesford Town. Aside from that impressive run of victories, Worksop have also had two clean sheets in the last two games.

The 7-0 victory last Saturday in front of over 600 fans has to be one of the best moments in recent Tigers history. There was sense of togetherness around the ground with fans singing again, which was a joy to hear.

Bottesford Town:

Our opponents currently sit 10th in the league on 46 points. The Poachers will be looking to upset the promotion party and be eager to be the team to stop Worksop from continuing this unbelievable run of form.

Bottesford have scored four goals in their last four games, however they have also conceded nine in that time. The Lincolnshire side have lost three of the last four, with a 1-0 victory at top-of-the-league Penistone Church being their only win. That victory and our 7-0 win have really turned the tide as Bottesford have a chance to influence things again.

Worksop gaffer Craig Denton can expose the defence like he did in the reverse fixture a few games ago; Lee Hill’s aerial presence was too much for the Poachers to handle as he scored a brace with his head, with the other Worksop goal a second-minute Matthew Sykes penalty. Jack Bowskin replied for Bottesford but it was too little, too late.

Head-to-head:

The Tigers won the last outing between the two sides as previously mentioned, but what of the other fixtures between the sides?

We have played each other five times; the Poachers have won three of those encounters, giving them the edge when these two teams lock horns.

Denton will be looking to repeat the first victory the Tigers had, away in the 2016/17 campaign when we beat the Poachers 4-2. Kyle Jordan opened proceedings in the 9th minute, Daniel Boulton equalised nine minutes later, then Mitch Husbands fired the Tigers back in front ten minutes before the interval. Worksop-born Leon Loftus sent Worksop into dreamland two minutes after the interval, and Adam Scott put the cherry on top, scoring Worksop’s fourth with seven minutes to go, before Joshua Nichol scored a consolation goal for Bottesford in the final seconds of the game.

This could be a classic of a game with the Tigers looking to expose the leaky Bottesford defence. It will be difficult and our hosts will pose a very stern test. Denton and the lads will be hoping the great support continues by travelling over to Scunthorpe to roar the Tigers onto another valuable three points as we look to take a step closer to getting ourselves back into the Evo-Stik League. Let’s get over there for another memorable Tigers game for the fans to reflect on.

BUS TRAVEL INFORMATION: http://www.worksoptownfc.co.uk/2019/03/01/bus-travel-bottesford-town-away/

By Luke Atherton

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