New boy Hudson inspires Tigers at Gainsborough

WORKSOP Town’s new signing Mark Hudson inspired them to a 1-0 win over Gainsborough Trinity today.

The 30-year-old former Rotherham United and Grimsby Town midfielder slotted into Martin McIntosh’s Tigers side and ran the game, scoring the only goal from the penalty spot.

In an entertaining friendly clash, the Northern Premier side had the best of the first half with Adam Muller going close - Blues keeper Andrew Pettinger saving with his feet, and Hudson nodding against the bar.

At the other end James Cotterill had to clear off the line when Darryn Stamp got the better of Tigers stopper Jon Worsnop in the air.

Worksop took the lead after three minutes of the second half, trialist Luke Sharry doing well on the right before releasing Jamie Jackson, who was second favourite to get to the ball but had his heels clipped by Luke Waterfall.

Hudson stepped up to slot the ball high into the net, to Pettinger’s left.

For a full report, reaction, signing news and a look ahead to next week’s Evo-Stik Premier opener at Kendal, see Friday’s Worksop Guardian.