Worksop Town’s interim joint-manager Kyle Jordan shared his thoughts on the 0-2 victory against Spalding United on Saturday. Lynton Karkach got the ball rolling for the Tigers, with Craig Mitchell rounding off a fantastic away performance and three points well-earned.

Kyle first spoke about the team’s performance and how we dealt with Spalding’s physicality. 

Jordan commented: “I am so full of pride because every single player did exactly what we told them to do in the dressing room. For various reasons, we had players unavailable for the game. I’ve had Vank [Steven Wankiewicz] playing when he shouldn’t have been playing. Steve Woolley is injured and shouldn’t be playing. Connor Brunt has both his ankles heavily strapped. I think this tells you everything you need to know regarding this group of players, that they’ve come together for the game and won it. What a win!” 

Jordan continued: “To be fair, I was actually expecting a little more from them [Spalding] physical-wise, I do think they were missing a few players in fairness but you can only beat the team that is put in front of you. I don’t think they’ve caused us much bother and the two centre-backs [Matt Reay and Steve Wankiewicz] were outstanding; different gear from the pair of them.”

Kyle then went on to talk about a return to the first team for Jack Brownell and how important the clean sheet was. 

Kyle said: “Me and Mitch [Craig Mitchell] spoke to Jack before the game and the chat that we were going to have with him was how unlucky he was at not getting in the starting eleven. He came on against Wisbech Town on Wednesday at half-time and was fantastic; it’s obviously a much nicer chat to say ‘you’ve got a chance in the eleven’.” 

“We’ve already touched on the defence and I thought Dave [David Reay] was commanding and didn’t look shaky at all, and his kicking was brilliant. Matt Reay and Vank were so dependable and won every header. Steve Woolley was playing out of position to a certain extent at left-back, and did his job superbly. Deegan Atherton deserves special praise as he hasn’t grumbled one bit all season, and he’s probably the most unlucky out of everyone in that hasn’t found himself in the team every week, due to Ben Rhodes coming in and doing very well. Deegan was unbelievable today and on Wednesday night too; I can’t ask for more from anyone.” 

Finally, Kyle ended by saying how tough a challenge Stamford will pose on Wednesday night. 

Jordan commented: “I think because we’re coming off the back of a win today and against Wisbech, it is much easier to face tough opposition when you’re on a bit of a roll. Everybody will be full of confidence, which obviously helps, and they’ll be an entirely different test from what we’ve had to face against Spalding. We’ll do a little bit of homework in the coming days to see what is what, but everyone is really looking forward to the game and wants to be out on the pitch.”

By Mitchell Radford. 


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