Mark Shaw says he wasn’t concerned about last season’s failure to break down Garforth Town, when his men travelled to West Yorkshire on Tuesday.
Tigers picked up a 1-0 win, their first victory over Garforth in three attempts since dropping into the NCEL Premier.
The Worksop boss said it was a vital win, after two defeats in a row.
“It was very important tonight, this team cost us five points last year and we knew what it was going to be like with 10 men behind the ball
“But I wasn’t thinking about last year when we played here, it’s a new season, a new team with an attacking mindset trying to score goals.
“We knew we had to be better with the ball and move it quickly, full credit to Garforth they have a game plan and it kind of works for them, but I thought in the end we got the goal we deserved.
“I know with the players we have on the pitch and on the bench that we can score a goal at anytime right through to 90 mins.
Having criticised his players for not taking their chances against Clipstone, and not deserving a win at Abbey Hey in the FA Cup, Shaw was full of praise for the way they battled on Tuesday.
He said: “We learnt from our mistakes last year here, the players got what they deserved tonight, it’s a great response from them.
“To come here on a wet, windy night where it’s difficult and to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball, full credit to them.”
Next up for Tigers is a trip to Pontefract Collieries on Saturday.
The men from the Urban Sports Stadium have played just once in the NCEL Premier this season, losing 3-1 to Armthorpe Welfare.
But on Saturday they progressed in the FA Cup at the expense of Penistone Church with a 2-0 win.
Shaw wants to see his men play better than they did in midweek: “We’re looking to improve on the performance again, three points is vital but we’re looking to continue to improve each week.”