Worksop Town manager Kyle Jordan enjoyed his first away victory as permanent manager of the Tigers.
Worksop won their fourth straight away fixture after beating bottom-of-the-table Market Drayton Town 4-1 in Shropshire.
The result was very convincing and Jordan expressed the excitement and enjoyment of winning today’s game.
Jordan said: “In truth, I thought we were better last weekend. Obviously the result is hugely pleasing — scoring four goals away from home should be enough to win any game. The lads are buzzing with the result and it was important that we bounced back from the 4-0 defeat last Saturday and to come here and win convincingly. I was a little bit disappointed quality-wise; it wasn’t much a game for the neutral, so to speak.
“In recent weeks we’ve encouraged the team in general to get the ball out wide and to get it into the box. It was [Craig] Mitchell who crossed the ball over to Brunty [Connor Brunt] which was a little bit unorthodox. You put the ball into the box and someone will get on the end of it and that’s what happened today. I thought Connor stuck the header into the top right-hand corner of the goal really well. I’m pleased that he got on the scoresheet today because he’s not been very well. We’ve only had two subs today; due to Metts (Leon Mettam) being very ill today, we tried to leave the decision on whether to play him or not for as long as possible.”
Worksop Town play Kendal Town in the FA Trophy next Saturday at Sandy Lane, and Jordan looked ahead to that fixture.
“Momentum is great at any level — when it’s going for you and when you’re losing things and they don’t quite go for you. It’s very important for us to get on a winning run. With the players that were out today — obviously Metts, Patts [Danny Patterson] injured, Steve Woolley also injured and Vank [Steven Wankiewicz] away — I thought the lads did well.
“I think making our home a fortress is very important. It’s no secret that these cup competitions are important to bring some money into the club with a successful run. It’s nice for lads to have a little bit of a break from the league to potentially go on a cup run.”
By Luke Atherton