Words: Luke Atherton
Worksop Town manager Kyle Jordan will be looking for the strong away form to continue this weekend.
“I feel more confident when we go into away games.”
Those were the words of Jordan in last weekend’s interview, and he will be hoping to funnel that into this weekend’s tricky away fixture at Stamford.
With a topsy-turvy last few weeks on and off the field for Worksop, the squad has shown some battling performances during this period.
Off the field, too, has seen some fantastic support from everyone at the club, who have once again helped Worksop bounce back from the brink. Last week it was announced that just under £24,000 had been raised so far.
Jordan voices his gratitude to everyone involved with the club, highlighting the help from the Norwegian Tiger and young Oliver Banyard, who cycled an outstanding 18 miles around the Sandy Lane pitch.
Our hosts this weekend are coming into the game on the back of three straight wins, beating Stocksbridge Park Steels 3-0 at home, before a 2-1 away victory against Cleethorpes Town and a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to Kidsgrove Athletic.
With seven goals in their last three games and conceding only one, the Tigers face a huge task against an in-form side.
Players to watch:
Tom Siddons (Striker):
The talisman has scored an impressive 20 goals in the league, including three in his last seven matches for the Daniels.
He also brings a fair amount of experience to the table after playing for Grantham, King’s Lynn and Sleaford.
This tricky striker could give Worksop problems if he links up well with Siddons. Chitiza is the second-highest goalscorer for Stamford in the league on 8 goals.
His last goal came in their last away game at Cleethorpes Town. The game looked to be heading for a draw before he struck in the 88th minute to steal all three points.
The explosive midfielder will be remembered by Worksop fans after grabbing himself a hat-trick in the 5-0 win in the reverse fixture.
He has had two spells at the club, after also playing for St Andrews and Barwell. In 2017, he won the player of the year award.
Worksop 0-5 Stamford 25/11/20
This has to go down as one of the worst performances from the Tigers at Sandy Lane. Cosmos Matwasa opened proceeding in the 20th minute, before a Robert Morgan strike doubled the Lincolnshire club’s advantage in the 39th minute.
The game looked dead at half-time after a Tom Siddons goal two minutes before the interval. The second half was just as bad, with Morgan scoring twice on 74 minutes and with a last minute penalty which rubbed the salt into the Worksop wounds.
Worksop Town 6-1 Stamford 9/11/13
Jordan will be hoping for some kind of performance like the Tigers manufactured during this game. Worksop steam-rolled Stamford after producing one of the finest performances at Sandy Lane.
A hat-trick came from talisman Leon Mettam, who led the attack to perfection. Jake Scott got his Worksop account under way after scoring his first goal for the club. Shane Clarke and Jack Muldoon also got onto the scoresheet for Worksop.