Yorkshire Amateur vs Worksop Town FC

December 8, 2018
Score: 1 - 1

Match Report

Massive point for the Tigers against top of the league Yorkshire Amateur.

An own goal from centre-back Matt Reay at the start of the second half put Worksop on the back foot, but man-in-form Steven Wankiewicz got the Tigers back on level terms to take a point back to Nottinghamshire.

Worksop were under constant pressure in the opening stages. Yorkshire Amateur enjoyed the majority of the possession but couldn’t create any clear-cut chances.

Ashley Flynn curled wide from the edge of the box, before his sliced effort minutes later fell perfectly for his team-mate Brice Tiani but he skied it over the bar poorly.

The Tigers started to grow into the game and should have taken the lead from a corner by fans’ favourite Steve Woolley.

His terrific set-piece pin-balled in the Ammers area, where skipper Danny Patterson was the first player to react to the loose ball, but his fierce strike shaved the right hand post.

Both sides took turns in possession, however nether side could carve out any clear-cut chances in the closing stages of the first half.

It was a nightmare start to the second half for Worksop, as Amateur took an early lead courtesy of some major luck.

Centre-half Matt Reay’s miscue from a corner spun towards goal which left Worksop goalkeeper David Reay scrambling over his line, however the big keeper couldn’t get a strong enough hand onto the ball as it rolled slowly over the line.

The Tigers responded by enjoying more of the ball after the goal, most notably just before the hour where another fantastic in-swinging corner from Woolley caused all sorts of problems in the Ammers box. The ball fell to the on-rushing Matthew Sykes whose volleyed effort couldn’t find the target.

Worksop defender Wankiewicz then got himself onto the scoresheet for the second game running to level up the contest.

Clever play down the left-hand side between Max Pemberton and Matty Sykes resulted in the latter laying a beautiful ball into the path of Pemberton, whose devastating cross fell to Wankiewicz who steered his header into the top left corner.

Worksop could have and should have taken the lead moments later. Another fantastic move down the left ended with Sykes sending a beautiful low cross along the Amateur box which couldn’t quite find the toe-end of a sliding Craig Mitchell.

A final opportunity for the Tigers came from another corner, this time from the opposite side; Woolley’s out-swinging ball met the head of defender Charlie Taylor whose header brushed past the post.

The Tigers kept battling but Amateur held on to claim a point each.

NEXT UP: Harrogate Railway Athletic away on Saturday 15th December.

Attendance: 125
Goals: M Reay (OG 48); Wankiewicz (71)

Line-up: D. Reay, Atherton, Pemberton, Taylor, Wankiewicz, M. Reay, Woolley, Pemberton, Sykes (Moxam), Brunt (Mitchell), McDonnell (Robinson)

Unused subs: Royles, Thompson

By Luke Atherton