Weekend preview: Athersley Recreation host Worksop Town in NCEL Premier action

Worksop Town v Athersley Rec at Sandy Lane. Tigers player Tom Elliott in action.
Worksop Town v Athersley Rec at Sandy Lane. Tigers player Tom Elliott in action.

Worksop Town travel to Barnsley to take on Athersley Recreation on Saturday, a side they know well having beaten and drawn with them already this season.

At Sandy Lane, in the league, Tigers were held 1-1 when Kieran Scargill scored for Athersley – but he’s now serving a 112-day ban from NCEL action for poor discipline.

In the League Cup, at Athersley, Tigers won 3-1 at Sheerien Park after extra-time.

Lee Bennett and Josh Moore are the dangermen for Saturday’s hosts, with 10 goals each this season.

Bennett was on the scoresheet in Wednesday night’s Sheffield Senior Cup game against Sheffield FC, when Athersley drew 2-2 but went on to win penalties.

Rec are unbeaten in three outings, their last defeat coming at the hands of Worksop.