Shaw says Tigers had bee in bonnet before beating Staveley

Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town'Inkersall Road, Staveley'14th January 2015''Worksop's Conor Higginson is mobbed after his cross was put into his own goal by Brad Jones to make it 1-0.''Pic by Dan Westwell
Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town'Inkersall Road, Staveley'14th January 2015''Worksop's Conor Higginson is mobbed after his cross was put into his own goal by Brad Jones to make it 1-0.''Pic by Dan Westwell

Some people might have described Wednesday’s 1-0 win at Staveley as grim, given the conditions, but Worksop boss Mark Shaw loved it.

Speaking after his men overcame a Miners Welfare side who were unbeaten in 12, a delighted Shaw said: “If you were a neutral you will have enjoyed that.”

“Two teams putting everythingin, going at each other, but I think we worked harder and our game plan worked really well.””

I thought they were more worried about trying to stop us and we showed what quality we’ve got.”

Returning to the scene of their FA Cup exit at the start of the season, Tigers still had something to prove, despite having beaten Staveley already in NCEL Premier action.

Shaw said: “We had a bee in our bonnets, when they beat us in the FA Cup they were banging on the doors and we used that as a catalyst.”

“We’ve done what we’ve needed to do, been good for 90 minutes.”