Angry boss labels display unacceptable

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Angry Worksop Town boss Craig Denton said his players desire and commitment was not good enough as the Tigers rescued a point with a last-minute equaliser in a 2-2 home draw against Barton Town.

Craig Mitchell, who had earlier twice gone close to a leveller, pounced to snatch a point.

But Denton said: “Barton played us off the park.

“Our desire and commitment off the ball wasn’t good enough at all.

“It looked pretty much from the start that we just weren’t at the game and then in the second half we started dropping off again.

“It’s just unacceptable, I won’t accept players not giving 110% for this football club.

“If they don’t do that then they’re going to get replaced.

“I’m afraid there will be a revolving door if players do not start playing for this club.

“What I had to watch — and what everybody else has got to pay their hard-earned money to come and watch — was unacceptable.”

Mitchell hammered in a close-range volley from a high ball into the area to earn the Northern Counties East League Premier Division point that left the Tigers fifth in the table.

They had taken a second minute lead only to then play second fiddle to mid-table Barton.

Liam Royles’ inviting cross was turned into his own net by a desperate Barton defender to give the home side the early boost.

But they failed to build on the breakthrough and the visitors had chances to level before equalising three minutes into the second half through captain Nicky McNamara’s header at a corner.

Owen Marshall headed the visitors in front from a 65th minute set-piece before Mitchell snatched a point.