Words: Luke Atherton
Manager Kyle Jordan will be hoping to continue the good form on Wednesday evening.
Jordan will be hoping he can make it three league wins on the spin against a struggling Newcastle Town side at Sandy Lane.
With two very impressive back-to-back wins, the Tigers’ first in the league this season, there is the feeling that Jordan’s men have finally broken down that barrier in order to go onto a good run.
Both sides’ recent form:
The Tigers have only won 5 out of a possible 14 home games this season.
Worksop go into this game on their best run in the league this season after beating Chasetown 3-1 at home before last Saturday’s surprising 2-1 victory at promotion hopefuls Belper Town.
Newcastle Town FC:
Our opponents come into the game having won only one of their last six league games. Despite a couple of recent cup wins, there hasn’t been much to cheer about for the Castle, who currently sit in 17th place.
The relegation-threatened side have lost their last two league matches 1-0, away at Loughborough Dynamo and Lincoln United.
To make matters worse for the visitors, they’ve only won three away games this season, with their last away win coming back in early January after coming out on top in a five-goal thriller at Cleethorpes Town.
Brief history: The Staffordshire outfit started out in 1964 as a Sunday League side, playing their games at Potteries Park.
The 1996/97 season saw the club reach the first round proper of the FA Cup, beating Winsford United, Frickley Athletic and Bamber Bridge in the qualifying rounds. The club were drawn at home to the then oldest professional club in the world, Notts County, the non-league team defying the odds by beating the Nottinghamshire side 2-0.
The second round was a local derby after being drawn away to to Stoke City. This was one of the last cup ties ever played at the old Victoria Ground which the Potters went on to win.
It just kept on getting better for Newcastle Town during that season as they went on to lift the North West Counties League Cup, beating the league winners Trafford in the final.
Players to watch:
Michael Conlon (striker):
The former Port Vale and Hinckley striker is one of the main threats that Newcastle Town will pose on Wednesday night. The explosive striker has a keen eye for a goal and has shown that many times this season, notably scoring in the 2-2 draw against promotion hopefuls Belper Town.
Harvey Howell (Midfielder):
Howell signed for the club in the summer from Market Drayton Town. The explosive midfielder is very creative and scored in a 2-2 draw with high-flying Leek Town mid-way through October.
Newcastle’s league form coming into the game reads one win, one draw and four defeats, having scored 6 and conceded 9. Their form on the road this season does not make for good reading, with only three wins, two draws and seven defeats.