Words: Luke Atherton
Worksop Town manager Kyle Jordan shared his thoughts after a frustrating afternoon for the Tigers, who lost to Derbyshire side Glossop North End 2-0 at Sandy Lane.
The Tigers conceded two late goals to deny Worksop from claiming their first back-to-back wins of the campaign. During large periods of the game, the Tigers had a lot of the ball, but couldn’t find any end product.
“The first half was pretty even; I thought maybe we possibly shaded it,” said Jordan. “Again we didn’t really threaten the goal.
“In all honesty, I thought it was an even match for large amounts of the game.
“It wasn’t great to watch; the ball was in the air a lot of the time.
“I thought they were a very athletic side, they worked really hard and had a lot of players that were very quick. Towards the end of the game, it stood out how we could be fitter.
“When we come out against teams like today we need to be fit. It’s very frustrating to concede late on. In all honesty I thought we defended really well, I thought we restricted them.
“I don’t remember them taking a shot until they scored, and it’s becoming a problem for us to not put the ball into the back of the net.
“We’ve not had chances as such, but the ball has gone in the box a lot from the throw-ins and the corners, and it’s not really happening, so it’s a bit of a worry.
“I thought we looked the better side in the first fifteen minutes of the second half and could’ve gone on to win the game, but then we started to look tired.
“We took Patts [Danny Patterson] off because I thought the referee was looking to send him off. I thought the referee was poor today.”
Worksop have only scored three goals in their last six games the frustration is showing for Jordan.
“We don’t score enough goals, that’s not a secret. Today we haven’t missed a lot of chances. We’ve had the ball go into the box a lot where we should be creating chances and wanting to get onto the end of things.
“They [the forwards] want to get the ball down and play, they want to travel with the ball and beat players.
“At the moment we’re not providing the facilities to do it. It’s frustrating and I do think someone is going to get on the end of a hiding soon.
“When it clicks for us up there, it’s easy to keep talking about it, but it’s got to happen.”
The Tigers now face a trip to Penistone Church on Wednesday night in the quarter-final of the Sheffield Senior Cup before entertaining the struggling Market Drayton Town next Saturday.