Mark Shaw wasn’t worried about last season’s results, knew his side could break down Garforth

Football Rumours
Football Rumours

Mark Shaw says he wasn’t concerned about last season’s failure to break down Garforth Town, when his men travelled to West Yorkshire on Tuesday.

Tigers picked up a 1-0 win, their first victory over Garforth in three attempts since dropping into the NCEL Premier.

The Worksop boss said it was a vital win, after two defeats in a row.

“It was very important tonight, this team cost us five points last year and we knew what it was going to be like with 10 men behind the ball

“But I wasn’t thinking about last year when we played here, it’s a new season, a new team with an attacking mindset trying to score goals.

“We knew we had to be better with the ball and move it quickly, full credit to Garforth they have a game plan and it kind of works for them, but I thought in the end we got the goal we deserved.

“I know with the players we have on the pitch and on the bench that we can score a goal at anytime right through to 90 mins.

Having criticised his players for not taking their chances against Clipstone, and not deserving a win at Abbey Hey in the FA Cup, Shaw was full of praise for the way they battled on Tuesday.

He said: “We learnt from our mistakes last year here, the players got what they deserved tonight, it’s a great response from them.

“To come here on a wet, windy night where it’s difficult and to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball, full credit to them.”

Next up for Tigers is a trip to Pontefract Collieries on Saturday.

The men from the Urban Sports Stadium have played just once in the NCEL Premier this season, losing 3-1 to Armthorpe Welfare.

But on Saturday they progressed in the FA Cup at the expense of Penistone Church with a 2-0 win.

Shaw wants to see his men play better than they did in midweek: “We’re looking to improve on the performance again, three points is vital but we’re looking to continue to improve each week.”