Worksop Town manager Kyle Jordan was ecstatic after a thumping 4-1 victory against second-placed Cleethorpes Town. A Craig Mitchell brace, a great finish from Lynton Karkach and a thunderbolt strike from Lee Hill kept the three points in Nottinghamshire.
Another key factor from Worksop was the work rate which was constantly fantastic throughout the ninety minutes. Jordan explained the reasoning behind taken home debutant James Gregory half-way through the second-half. He hasn’t been playing much when he was at Sheffield FC so his fitness isn’t at 100 percent, with playing longer for him than the rest of the squad taking him off was the right decision
Jordan said: “Absolutely outstanding today, in terms of what we asked everybody to do. After a big win today people will come away saying how we deserved it and we did everything that was required today. Macca [Steve McDonnell] and Jinky [James Gregory] were electric from the start; their two full-backs were terrified. Craig Mitchell up front was outstanding. Everything stuck to him; he’s been scoring all year but it was still an area for him to improve and today he’s done all of that. He held the ball up nicely and brought players into play, and he deserved his two goals. He took his header really well and I’m delighted with the result. ”
Jordan then turned his attention to Worksop’s home form.
“You’ve got to win your home games and, like I’ve said three or four weeks ago, that we’ve got a decent run of fixtures up towards Christmas. We’ve had the Chasetown and Newcastle Town games called off, when we were hoping to pick up some form before coming into this game. After saying that, I thought against the second-placed side in the division, I couldn’t have asked any more of anybody and they’ve set the bar now. I’ve said to the lads, the only difference between us and the top three or four is the quality in both boxes. We haven’t, in recent games, converted as many chances as we would have liked. I also think we haven’t been tight enough in the middle of the pitch, but today we’ve shown we can compete against the best sides in the league and I’ve seen it coming. I’m not going to tell you that I thought we would win today because I knew it would be tough, but I’ve seen it coming against the better sides when we’ve had chances and we’ve been competitive, but it’s not happened for us in front of goal and we would go and concede, and it changes the game. We were full value for the win today.”
The manager then went on to praise his side’s work rate.
“We never looked tired today. Jinky has come off with half an hour left and he was feeling it a little bit, but he wasn’t playing at Sheffield FC, so he’s not been fully match fit. The game played out a lot longer for him today than the rest of the lads. Macca was absolutely outstanding again without scoring, which was unlucky — he deserved a goal, sometimes it just doesn’t happen, but he never gave up. He was constantly running in behind and was a constant threat. Browny [Jack Brownell] never stopped working and Deegan [Atherton] was brilliant at the back with Vank [Steven Wankiewicz], who was also great. Lee Hill hasn’t played for six months and he was magnificent today, so I couldn’t ask for any more from them.”
Finally, Jordan looked ahead to the next fixture, down here at Sandy Lane on Saturday.
“Hopefully, next week at home to Spalding United there will be a big turnout after today’s result. We won down there not long ago, it was one of the first games that I picked up and we were brilliant that day. They will be wanting to get one over us, that’s part and parcel of football, but we will take a huge number of positives from today and everybody will be banging on the door to be in the side for next week.”
By Luke Atherton