Words: Devon Cash
Kyle Jordan looks to shake off the Tigers’ “back-to-back wins” hoodoo as Worksop Town prepare to welcome Glossop North End to Sandy Lane on Saturday afternoon.
Jordan’s side condemned bottom-of-the-league Wisbech Town to a 1-0 defeat last Saturday as Worksop begin to look for some consistency in their form – they are still yet to record back-to-back victories all campaign.
Jordan said: “We have got Glossop North End twice in the space of ten days, so the first game gives us a chance to make a statement and show them what we’re all about.
“Our home form has been really hit and miss, although we have picked up a little bit recently; we were good against Loughborough and we were very good against Cleethorpes Town.
“We’re hoping to get that back-to-back win on the board and then Market Drayton come to Sandy Lane, who are down there as well, so it is hugely important for us to get some consistency from our game. That has been lacking and it will only be a matter of time, which is easy to say, but we need to go and do it now.”
This will be only the second time in history that Glossop will travel to Sandy Lane, the first coming in 2015 when the visitors advanced in the FA Vase.
A tightly-contested game was settled in the 102nd minute through as a free-kick from the left was launched into the box where Jason Carey rose highest and almost back-headed the ball into the corner of the net, sending the North End players and fans into raptures.
The team for the Tigers on the day was; Jon Stewart, Jono Wafula, Jack Waddle, Alex Pursehouse, Sam Liversedge, Tom Burgin, Connor Sellars, Jake Scott, Mitch Husbands, Conor Higginson and Tom Elliott, with Conor Smythe, Chris Whincop and McCauley Shillito coming on as substitutes.
North End arrive in S80 off the back of a midweek defeat as they bowed out of the Derbyshire Senior Cup on penalties after an entertaining 3-3 draw.
Their last league encounter saw them claim a late 1-1 draw with Newcastle Town where Porya Ahmadi’s 90th minute strike cancelled out Lee Wilshaw’s own goal to earn a point.
Glossop will be without Prince Ekpolo, who recently joined National League North side Guiseley after making 27 appearances this campaign for North End.
A win for Worksop could see them climb as high as ninth in the league – Glossop could climb to 10th, however due to goal difference it would more likely be 11th.
Keep up with the game on Saturday by following the Worksop Town twitter feed – @worksoptownfc – for live updates, or by searching and using the hashtag #WORvGNE to interact with the action.