‘Let’s win five games and see where we are’

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Mark Shaw wants his Worksop Town team to go out and win all five of their remaining games, to give themselves the best possible chance of lifting the NCEL Premier title.

Tigers will find themselves back in second place on Friday night, if title rivals Shaw Lane Aquaforce beat Maltby.

That would take the Barnsley side a point ahead of Worksop, who could return to the top when they host Barton Town Old Boys on Saturday, albeit having played twice more than Shaw Lane.

Shaw knows the title is Shaw Lane’s to lose, so has his side concentrating on what they can do.

“We’ve got to win all our games to give ourselves the best possible chance,” he said.

“The players know what it’s all about, they want it. I can see they want it, there’s no desperation, no worry, but there’s plenty of desire to do well for the club.”

“Who would have thought we’d be top of the league with five games to go?”

Shaw Lane look in imperious form, having won six on the trot, but the Worksop boss is clinging to the hope that they’ll still slip up.

“We’ll see how Shaw Lane cope with their difficult, tiring schedule.”

“They’ve got Bridlington and Cleethorpes to play. We’ve just got to keep going and see where we are.”