Worksop Town star Adam Scott reflected on contrasting encounters this week as the Tigers followed up a harrowing defeat with an impressive win.
Last Wednesday’s 6-1 hammering at Scott’s former club Staveley was followed up by beating Bottesford Town 4-2 on Saturday.
And Scott says the players were keen to put things right after the disappointment of the midweek result.
He said: “It was a rare bad night for us and we can’t really put our finger on what went wrong, although a combination of a poor performance from ourselves and a bad refereeing display was the main problem.
“To have a man sent off before half-time wasn’t helpful and then the early second-half penalty killed us off and the heads dropped a bit, which is a shame as before the red card we felt we were getting back into the game.
“So it was good to then have everyone put a real shift in at Bottesford on Saturday. Everyone was excellent and you couldn’t really have picked a man of the match.
“It was a great display against a very organised team. We needed a response to the Staveley game and we produced it as we were the better side from start to finish.”
Attention now turns to Saturday’s visit of sixth-placed Albion Sports on Saturday. Despite Worksop’s solid mid-table position meaning neither promotion nor relegation look likely, Scott says the players remain keen to put on a show for the remainder of the campaign.
He said: “It can be hard sometimes and the consistency is frustrating but we have a good side and are playing with freedom and enjoying our football.
“Some of the young lads are making a really good impact and although our league position is what it is, we feel we have lots to play for.
“It can be anything from personal achievements like goalscoring or clean sheets right through to simply wanting to do well for Kendo (Jon Kennedy) and Craig Denton who have been brilliant since stepping in.
“Not only that, we want to do well for the fans who have been superb and turning up in big numbers both home and away. It makes such a difference to have them behind us and the fact they’re still paying their money to see us when there’s little to play for in a league sense says a great deal.
“It’s one of the main reasons I signed here and we owe it to them to keep giving our best every week no matter what.”