Words: Devon Cash
Kyle Jordan was delighted with the performance of his side as Worksop Town escaped with a 1-0 victory over Wisbech Town.
The Worksop manager was almost left ruing his side’s missed chances after Deegan Atherton had deflected the ball into his own net, only for the linesman to raise his flag to deny Wisbech their late leveller.
“I think we have got away with one and so do the boys”, said Jordan. “Their lads were pretty incensed by it.
“I think we deserved a bit of luck as we were the better side over the course of the game, but you set yourself up in those situations when you don’t take your chances; Mitch [Craig Mitchell] had a couple of chances, Jinks [James Gregory] had a couple, and possibly a few of the chances fell to the wrong people as Pembo [Max Pemberton] had a great chance which, if it falls to anyone else, it potentially goes in.
“First half, I thought it was very even and I think they served it up to us a little, to be fair. The lad who played down the middle for them was a handful, and their left-winger was decent, and they weren’t playing anywhere near where their league position shows.
“I thought the second half was very one-sided. It was a very good result after the last few games.
“The pitch was shocking. It was a disgrace, which isn’t a dig at the club, because ours is too, but it was difficult to play on.
“I’m delighted with the result and I’m delighted with the performance for large parts of the game.
“We didn’t concede against Grantham or Loughborough and we haven’t conceded today, so we’re defending pretty well.
“Vank [Steven Wankiewicz] was massive today. We have missed him and he let us down, really, when he got sent off [against Spalding] as we really needed him, especially in the last two games.”
It was Worksop Town who went ahead in the 23rd minute as Mitchell was on hand to provide the deftest of touches to guide Steven Woolley’s lofted ball past Sam Wilson.
Worksop wasted a host of opportunities in order to confirm the win, however it almost came back to haunt them as in the final minute of the game, Wisbech had their aforementioned disallowed equaliser, meaning the Cambridgeshire side remain rooted to the foot of the league.