Worksop Town 0-2 Albion Sports
A Birthday Defeat for the gaffer as Albion Sports take all three points.
All the goals came in the first half from Habeeb and Redmond to win it for a strong Albion team. The second half was much more stale as Albion were happy to sit back and absorb pressure put on by the Tigers.
Albion went a goal up nine minutes in as the ball deflected into the path of Omar Habeeb who rounded Jon Kennedy and rolled the ball into the back of the net.
Worksop instantly went in search for the equaliser as Phillips connected with Jack Barnetts in-swinging corner, however his effort was headed off the line by an Albion defender. Albion responded to that chance by counter attacking towards the Tigers box and striking the post.
Shortly after Simpson had two great chances to level. Firstly he was sent through one-on-one with Lofthouse but the Albion keeper blocked. Then three minutes later Jordan threaded him through, Simpson turned Basi inside out but yet again the keeper won the battle and saved his shot.
Albion doubled their lead in the 38th minute when Liversidge failed to clear a bouncing ball and striker Lee Redmond got a toe on the ball to lift the ball over Kennedy into the net and Albion lead the game 2-0 into halftime.
The second half was much duller as Albion were sitting back and just breaking hoping to catch Worksop out. Trench put in a few great challenges as Josh Barden and Smith both broke down each wing on two different occasions.
Thompson then saw his effort caught as he unleashed a snapshot from 30 yards out. After an hour Kennedy pulled off a great save as Redmond burst through on goal. Stephen Smith saw red when he kick the ball away after conceding a foul and received his second yellow.
Chances were created for Worksop however they struggled to find any sort of finishing product and the game ended 2-0 to the visitors.
Lineup: Kennedy, Hodder, Trench, Thompson, Phillips, Liversidge, Greenfield (Woolley), Barnett, Simpson, Jordan (Husbands), Bishop (Chapell)
Unused Subs: Parkin, Wankiewicz
Bookings: Trench (74)