Worksop Town FC vs Clipstone

February 3, 2018
Score: 3 - 0

Match Report

Three of the best for new boss Milligan.

Worksop manager Duncan Milligan got off to the perfect start in this new chapter for the Club by beating rock bottom Clipstone 3-0 at Sandy Lane.

Goals from Mitch Husbands, Charlie Baird and skipper Steve Woolley secured all three points and ensured the team got their first win since October.

Worksop came out of the traps in the early stages and opened the scoring nine minutes in courtesy of a beautiful run down the left by debutant winger James Milner, the resulting cross towards the edge of the six yard box was put on a plate for Husbands who executed his side foot finish to perfection.

Two minutes later the Tigers doubled the lead from a Woolley corner, his fantastic in-swinging cross fell kindly to Baird twelve yards out after a failed Clipstone attempt to clear their lines, the striker rifled his low shot into the bottom corner with his left foot.

Throughout the first half their was only one side it, the Tigers were in cruise control. Possession wise Worksop kept hold of the ball for long periods tiring the visitors. However, going forward there wasn’t any clear cut chances on goal to comment on.

We continued our dominance of the first half into the second half. Connor Higginson made a surging run towards goal, his curling side foot shot skidded across the surface and forced the Clipstone keeper into a fine save.

The scoring was completed ten minutes from time, Husbands cut inside after good work from substitute Will Sutton and unleashed a fantastic effort on goal, the keeper spilled it teeing up Woolley to tuck his effort on goal into the back of the Cobra’s goal.

Full back Michael Trench almost made it two goals in two games with five minutes to go, running onto a lay off from sub Will Sutton, Trench rifled his shot towards the top right corner of the goal, which was inch’s away from hitting the target.

Another sub Matt Varley got into the mix of things on another great Worksop attack. Woolley’s cross to the back post met the defender, but his header he couldn’t steer his attempt on target.

Youngster Sutton could and should’ve got his first goal for club, a route one ball down the field from keeper Callum Fielding fell into the path of Sutton after he muscled off his marker, he was through on goal one-on-one but could only direct his shot over the bar.

Line up: Fielding, Boyd, Trench, Holden, Hill, Liversedge, Baird (Barnett), Higginson (Varley), Husbands, Woolley (capt), Milner (Sutton)

Unused subs: Dunbar, Smith,

Goals: Husbands (9), Baird (11), Woolley (80)

MOM: Jack Holden

Attendance: 360