Last minute penalty costs Tigers

A 90th minute penalty condemned Worksop Town to a third consecutive defeat today in front of a bumper crowd at Cannon Park.

FC United of Manchester beat Tigers 2-1 thanks to a Jerome Wright spot-kick in the final minute, after Terry Barwick handled in the box.

Worksop Town FC vs FC United of Manchester.  Terry Barwick.

Worksop Town FC vs FC United of Manchester. Terry Barwick.

Chris Wood was sent off for taking his protests at the penalty award too far, and player-manager Martin McIntosh was booked also.

McIntosh had been a dominant force for Worksop in the first half, FC United unable to play their usual passing game on an awful pitch, and Tigers were well worth their 1-0 lead.

James Cotterill sent a sublime volley into the top corner in the eighth minute, putting the hosts ahead.

It wasn’t until the 71st minute that FC United equalised, Mike Norton stealing in with a back post header.

And after mounting pressure on Jon Wornsop’s goal, the referee spotted a handball in the box and Wright sent the Worksop keeper the wrong way to take all three points back to Manchester.

Worksop are in action in the Sheffield Senior Cup on Monday, at home to Stocksbridge Park Steels, before hosting North Ferriby United in a must-win league game on Wednesday.

For reports see next week’s Worksop Guardian.