Local lad’s performances show pride in his home town’s shirt

Worksop Town FC v Westfields FC
Worksop Town FC v Westfields FC

Pulling on a Worksop Town shirt might mean a little bit more to Tom Elliott than to most other footballers.

The local boy is certainly performing like he’s got pride in the shirt, and he told the Guardian it’s a joy to play in front of such big crowds.

The Carlton-in-Lindrick youngster said: “It’s great, this season. We’re averaging 400-plus per game which is great for us as players.”

“There’s a better atmosphere and it’s like an extra man on the field.”

Elliott was Man of the Match in Saturday’s FA Vase victory over Westfields, scoring a spectacular goal.

He was impressed with his side’s display, as they booked a place in the fourth round.

“I think we controlled it when they went down to 10,” he said.

“We were the better team throughout.”

His goal was a particular highlight for the crowd, a delightful volley following a great piece of Conor Higginson skill.

Elliott gave his take on the Tigers’ second goal: “I’ve seen Conor pick up the ball and I know he’s got it in him to flick it over, so I’ve made the run past the defenders and he’s made a great pass and I just had to lift it over the keeper.”

But he’s not getting carried away with thoughts of Wembley just yet: “You’ve just got to focus on the next game.”

“If we get to Wembley it’s unbelievable, we’ve just got to take each game as it comes.”