Angry boss Mark Shaw says Worksop Town’s home fans should shut up moaning

Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town'Inkersall Road, Staveley'14th January 2015''Worksop Manager Mark Shaw ''Pic by Dan Westwell
Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town'Inkersall Road, Staveley'14th January 2015''Worksop Manager Mark Shaw ''Pic by Dan Westwell

Frustrated boss Mark Shaw says Worksop Town’s home fans should shut up moaning.

The Tigers destroyed Pontefract Collieries 7-1 on Saturday before then overcoming Thackley 5-1 on Wednesday night.

But angry Shaw believes sections of the home support need to be doing more to get behind their side as they look to seal the NCEL Premier Division title.

Shaw said: “I’m pleased but the question I want to ask is why are we better away from home than we are at home? Is it the travelling fans who get behind the team from the very first second even if things go wrong?

“It’s an interesting point, I hate to be a whinger or a moaner but it’s something I’ve gotta ask.

“We’ve just won 7-1, All of our forward players have scored goals, on a difficult surface against a very competitive team and done a number on them. The lads deserve all the plaudits.

“Two weeks ago I had fans calling for my head, maybe the home support should be a bit more proactive.

“Worksop Town are a big name in non league and everyone who comes here to nice ground. why is it not partizan towards our players? Some of the supporters are like that in my opinion,

“I want to see our supporters getting behind our team for 90 mins. Like when Tadcaster came last year, they brought a few that got behind the team and supported them to get an equaliser with nine men.

“I want us to have that support, why can’t we have that partizan support. We’re too busy moaning about not having the right formation or not having a plan b or not scoring enough goals, that’s my problem.”

Shaw also blasted the home faithful for creating, what he called, anegative atmosphere around his side.

He added: “There’s nothing wrong with the players at home, the changing rooms, the pitch, so what is the difference between home and away?

“Why can’t the home support get behind the team? We’ve had 140 odd fans here today from Worksop getting behind the players, there were 550 there last home game so there’s a large amount of people creating a negative atmosphere in that football stadium when we’re trying to win a game of football.

“One thing is wrong in my opinion and it needs to sort itself out. It’s been there for three years since I got here, our home ground should be a fortress people should come here and feel like they’re up against a brick wall on and off the pitch.”

Worksop return to home action on Saturday against local rivals Staveley MW.