Inconsistency rears its head once more for Worksop Town at home to Newcastle Town

After a string of fine displays, Worksop Town’s trait of inconsistency struck again – this time at home to Newcastle Town in a 2-0 loss.

By Sports Reporter
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 10:00 am
Action from Worksop v Newcastle. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.
Action from Worksop v Newcastle. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.

The Tigers again failed to shrug off their irregularity in form as the hard work they showed in Saturday’s impressive victory over fourth-placed Belper Town was undone in the opening three minutes.

Lackadaisical defending from Deegan Atherton saw him bring down Ryan McLean in the area, from which he netted from the following spot-kick.

Worksop’s heads sunk after the early opener as they failed to carve out an equaliser and, on the hour, Joshua Glover made it 2-0 with a powerful header from a whipped McLean cross.

Action from Worksop v Newcastle. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.

“I am frustrated,” stated Jordan. “We are obviously not at that level yet where we can string three, four, five, or six wins together.

“Saturday has clearly taken a lot out of the boys; it was a monumental effort from everybody, they put their bodies on the line.

“We got off to a really poor start with conceding a penalty after two minutes. They [Newcastle Town] surprised me really, I thought they were really good tonight, they moved the ball around well.

“Up front, Newcastle were a handful. Their number seven [McLean] was brilliant and really lively, he always looked to get on the ball and every time he got the ball, I thought something was always going to happen.

Action from Worksop v Newcastle. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.

“Ben Rhodes and Deegan [Atherton] have been outstanding for the past three games, but they both looked like the weekend had hit them; they were poor in possession, they looked like they had been thrown together off the streets – I don’t want to be too critical as they have been our most stand-out players, but they know they weren’t up to speed.”

Worksop will be looking to put this game behind them and focus on their next fixture against Sutton Coldfield Town.

Sutton were victorious in the reverse fixture just three weeks ago, beating a ten-man Worksop 2-0 at Coles Lane – they have won all three of their following fixtures.

“It will be another game where we can put things right at home.

“We were down there, at Sutton, the other week and we seem a different proposition now to what we were back then.

“We are very inconsistent, there isn’t a quick fix for that, so as far as I’m concerned tonight is behind us.”