Worksop hit the ground running in league opener at Sandy Lane.
A Goal from debutant Mark Simpson in the first half was the difference between the two sides as both teams came close numerous times throughout the game.
Worksop drew first blood after a neat first touch from Simpson set the new signing up for a 20 yard strike which he executed brilliantly burying it bottom right corner of the goal.
Tigers grew more into the game especially when visiting goalkeeper Paddy Kenny limped off after 10 minutes and should’ve doubled their lead on the half hour mark, Worksop captain Steve Woolley hit a teasing free kick from 20 yards that crashed off the crossbar.
After a steady start to the second half, the visitors almost got back on level terms after a ball fell loose on the edge of the box, it fell to Lee Hill who beat Kennedy but his shot was saved on the line by Jordan Hodder to keep the Tigers in front.
Liam Greenfield then made a terrific run on goal and hit an teasing effort which was saved by Joshua Lill.
In the dying stages Maltby almost stole a point, Miners winger Lee Hill made a clever run down the wing but his cross couldn’t be converted by Sam Forster.
In the dying stages the Yorkshire side rattled the cross bar after a strike from Samuel Sweeney seemed to beat Kennedy. Maltby then had another good effort which was acrobatically saved by Worksop number 1 Kennedy to deny the visitors a equaliser and send the Tigers fans home happy.
Line up: Kennedy, Hodder, Wooley (C), Thompson, Trench, Wankiewicz, Greenfield(Scott), Husbands, Currie(Jordan), Simpson(Chappell), Bishop
Unused subs: Pickersgill, Blythen,
Goal: Simpson (22)
Bookings: Husbands, Bishop, Wankiewicz, Jordan