The tigers keep roaring as Worksop Town make it six straight wins in a row after beating the world’s oldest, Sheffield FC in their local NPL East league derby match at the Windsor Floodservice Stadium last night.
A tight first half was scoreless before Jay Rollins netted on 65 minutes, racing onto a long ball by Hall to slot past the Sheffield goalkeeper, a winning goal which sends Worksop into the playoff zone and fifth place in the table, it’s six straight, eight games unbeaten and five clean sheets in a row in all competitions for Craig Parry’s men.
Worksop might have made it 2-0 but for a Liam Hughes header hitting the bar with twenty minutes remaining, they may even have ended the match all square but Josh Wilde clearing off the line late on. In the end victory and another clean sheet was celebrated, 452 minutes without conceding for goalkeeper Sebastian Malkowski is no mean feat.
Worksop also learned yesterday their opponents in the next round of the FA Cup. After beating Brackley Town at the weekend, they were drawn against the winners of the tie between Gainsborough Trinity and Long Eaton United. Last night that match played out at the Northolme in Lincolnshire with Gainsborough winning 4-2 to set up a third qualifying round tie at home to the Tigers next.
In the United Counties League Premier Division North on Tuesday evening, Kimberley Miners Welfare were held to a 2-2 draw at Heather St Johns. Two early first half goals from Tom Jones looked to be providing all the points to the away side but a second half comeback saw the hosts level with two in a minute setting up a tense finale. Spoils shared means that Kimberley are ninth with 13 points from 7 games played.
In the Notts Senior Cup last night, Blidworth Welfare beat AFC Mansfield on penalties after a 1-1 draw. West Bridgford beat Teversal 4-3 in an entertaining game at Regatta Way, whilst Rainworth Miners Welfare saw off Radford 3-1 despite Anton Robinson giving the away side a second half lead, goals from Colt Reynolds, Keiran Coupe and Curtis Williamson sending the Wrens through.
*Main image @worksoptownfc Worksop’s Josh Wilde in action against Sheffield.