Shaw bemoans ‘horrendous’ mistakes in Worksop defeat

Worksop manager Mark Shaw
Worksop manager Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw bemoaned the ‘horrendous’ mistakes that cost his side in their 5-0 defeat by Rainworth Miners Welfare.

The Worksop manager said his side were poor and he was disappointed that the game got away from them having been well in with a chance at half-time.

“We made four horrendous mistakes that cost us,” he said.

“Majorly disappointed, at 1-0 at half-time we were in a comfortable position to go on and have a go, but then make a mistake and we’re chasing the game.

“We made more mistakes and the game’s done.

“If you make mistakes you get punished and they didn’t make any that got punished, we made mistakes and they got punished.

“We hit the bar, the post, had two one-on-one chances, plenty of crosses and shots but didn’t really work the goalkeeper enough for my liking.”

While Worksop did make chances, they also squandered good positions and phases of possession.

Shaw said: “I don’t think it worked for anyone out there today.

“We were really poor, creativity was poor, we looked like we were carrying a few and were nowhere near it.”

“I asked them why, why we put in a performance in like that today when for the previous four games we’ve stuck at it, ground out the wins.”

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Off the field the club have acted to deal with a social media storm over a tweet sent by striker Kyle Jordan.

The frontman posted a foul mouthed message concering the club’s supporters, one of whom has made a complaint to the footballing authorities.

Tigers suspended him for a game and fined him two weeks wages.

Shaw condemned the tweet saying: “What he said was wrong, very wrong and he shouldn’t have said it.

“If the FA come down on him then they come down on him, that’s just the way it is.

“We feel we’ve done what is the right thing to do.”

Shaw is clearly still unhappy about the club’s response to abuse from a supporter that was aimed at the manager in a recent home game.

“He’s said something he should have said but at least he’s remorseful and been man enough to apologise for it,” said Shaw.

“I wish the supporter who did the same to me had done that. But I guess they’re allowed to get away with it, saying it in a public place is obviously completely different to saying it on social media.

“Kyle is remorseful and at least he’s stood up to say sorry.”