Worksop Town break a run of two successive defeats with a 4-1 win over Market Drayton Town.
Worksop overturned a Market Drayton Town side who find themselves at the base of the table and under new management. A penalty from Gascoigne, and goal’s Brunt and Mitchell put the Tigers ahead before Moyo pulled one back for the hosts. The victory was confirmed with a late strike from Karkach.
Worksop’s first chance came in the 14th minute as Jack Brownell won possession in midfield. Brownell quickly turned and threaded Lynton Karkach through, who set his sights on goal before poorly dragging his shot across goal and wide.
The Tigers took the lead from the spot after Craig Mitchell was bundled over by Matthew Ballard as the striker entered the area. Andrew Gascoigne stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way for the opener.
Two minutes later, the visitors’ lead was doubled through Connor Brunt. Karkach headed inside before threading Mitchell through to his right, who floated the ball towards the back post. With the ball still on the rise, Brunt steered the ball across the ‘keeper and into the goal.
Harvey Howell then caused a fright for David Reay as his on-the-swivel volley bounced across goal and narrowly wide of Reay’s far post.
On the half-hour mark, Joe Thomas’s volley was headed off the line by Karkach to keep the home side from halving the deficit.
Lance Moyo had the last opportunity of the half as the strong forward glanced a lofted ball into the area.
Moyo also had the first chance of the second period as he held off James Kay before rifling an effort over the bar on the spin from the edge.
Worksop got their third ten minutes after the restart. Market Drayton failed to clear their lines and Gascoigne took advantage as his tackle fell to the feet of Mitchell, who calmly stroked the ball past Martinez for his double.
A minute later, Paul McMullen forced a header at goal which Reay matched as he held his effort from a free-kick.
After the hour, Joe Thomas made a run towards the centre before he unleashed a low drive which Reay saved down low.
The bottom side did pull a goal back moments later, as a ball into the centre brought Reay off his line and when Moyo went to shoot, both players collided which caused the ball to pop into the air and into the net.
Sam Jones then saw a shot blocked before the youngster teed up Max Pemberton, who skied his effort from the edge.
Worksop put the game to bed five minutes from time. Mitchell, situated on the left, cut in and sent a ball towards the back post which remained uncontested until Karkach slammed home.
Karkach almost had a second as the winger was played through on goal by Deegan Atherton, but the attempt was saved by Martinez.
The referee blew for full-time to confirm all three points for the Tigers.
Worksop Town face Kendal Town next Saturday at Sandy Lane in the FA Trophy.
By Devon Cash
Goals: Gascoigne (19’), Brunt (21′), Mitchell (55’), Karkach (85’); Moyo (65′)
Worksop Town: David Reay, Deegan Atherton, Matthew Templeton, Jack Brownell, Matthew Reay, James Kay, Max Pemberton, Andrew Gascoigne (Harry Holland), Connor Brunt (Sam Jones), Craig Mitchell, Lynton Karkach
Unused Subs: Kyle Jordan, Steve Woolley, Zac Walker.