Words: Devon Cash (@devoncashmedia)
Kyle Jordan will look to implement last week’s hard-working performance in order to pick up their first three points in three games as Worksop Town travel to Sheffield FC.
The Worksop manager praised the positives from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to second-placed Stamford but stressed that they will only count if they can execute it into the weekend.
“We are looking forward to it,” said Jordan. “It is a local game and it will be about building on the performance from today [against Stamford]. We went to Stamford and we have competed for huge spells of the game and rode our luck a little bit.
“We owe Sheffield one for what happened at our place not long ago.
“I thought we did play well in the second half against Sutton Coldfield without creating anything, but the boys that we have are doing us all proud and no-one can knock our effort one bit.
“We are moving forward on the pitch for sure and going in the right direction. Results may come, but we are not ready yet to be competing with the likes of Stamford and Leek in terms of a points tally, but with the [Stamford] performance, it shows we can match them.”
Sheffield FC will be looking to build on Tuesday night’s impressive penalty win over Trafford following a six-goal thriller in the third round of the Integro League Cup.
The Club came from behind twice to draw level before believing they had won it with a Sheldon Jordan strike with two minutes to go, however Sam Bird’s stoppage time equaliser made sure the tie was to be decided on penalties – in which Sheffield triumphed 4-3.
It will be a battle of two teams who are struggling to construct any sort of consistent runs in recent weeks. FC have only won two out of their previous 13 league outings, whereas the Tigers have only been victorious on four occasions over the same spell.
The reverse of this fixture came at the beginning of February, when the visitors to Sandy Lane came out on top.
Marc Newsham, who is the Club’s top scorer with 11 goals, opened the scoring on the half-hour mark as he latched onto Jordan’s through-ball in order to stroke the ball past David Reay.
Mitchell Dunne then made it two after 72 minutes, as he took advantage of a horrendous error from Reay which allowed the forward to comfortably slot home into an empty net.
Worksop looked dejected after that second goal, as Sheffield FC went on to put the game to bed.
Louis Thwaites added a third with nine minutes remaining, before FC struck the final blow when Deakin curled home from the edge following a mazy run from Dunne.
Worksop’s last visit to the Coach and Horses Ground ended positively, as Worksop progressed in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup with a 3-1 victory in the 2018/19 season.
As Jordan stated that the Tigers “owe them one,” Worksop will look to avenge that previous embarrassment and claim their first win in three.
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