Worksop Town’s magician Steve Woolley shared his thoughts after scoring two wonder-goals in a thrilling 3-1 victory against Liversedge FC. Ross Goodwin scored Worksop’s third after a Joe Walton goal made it 2-1. The experienced midfielder scored two magnificent goals; the second one was the better, right in front of the travelling Worksop fans, and he came close to scoring a hat-trick, hitting the bar with a strike inside the box.
Woolley’s first goal came at a crucial period of the game as the Yorkshire club started to get on top. The second free-kick was from a longer distance, but the powerful effort gave Liversedge’s ‘keeper Ed Wilzynski no chance.
Woolley said: “To be honest, I thought it was a poor game from our point of view. I thought we were pretty poor in the first half. We looked a bit too relaxed and we were fortunate not to go behind. Until my free-kick, we struggled to create anything. The first half looked like two sides who have had a long, hard season – certainly for us it has been a long season. The second half, I thought we played much better, we carved out more chances and looked a threat in certain spells of the game.
“Overall, it’s the result that matters and lifting that trophy after the final whistle.
“When I get a set-piece on the edge of the box I always fancy myself to put one in the back of the net. Both were a bit too far out to be honest, but the first one I saw him [Wilzynski] go towards the other post, so I thought I’d have a go. The second free-kick I hit it so sweet that the keeper wasn’t stopping it. I was unfortunate not to get that third; if it had landed on my right foot it would’ve gone in, but I had to adjust myself which put me off a little.”
The fans’ favourite then turned his attention to his team-mates, and voiced his appreciation of the supporters – not just today, but for the whole season.
“I thought on, the whole, the lads dealt with being involved in a cup final at a football league ground in front of a thousand really well. I thought when they [Liversedge] piled on the pressure we made important blocks and tackles to contain their attacks. Even I was in there blocking shots, which doesn’t happen very often. I was just glad to help us get us over the line, which is the main thing.
“[The fans] were brilliant once again today. Me and Kyle Jordan said afterwards that it’s proper frightening playing in a ground with the noise they made. The atmosphere was electric and it was an honour to be a part of it. Thank you for the support we’ve had this season; the lads really appreciate it.”
By Luke Atherton