Shaw praises trio who he ‘threw in at the deep end’ at Bridlington and says he’s taking no notice of league table

Bridlington Town v Worksop Town
Bridlington Town v Worksop Town

Mark Shaw paid tribute to a trio of players who were ‘thrown in at the deep end’ at Bridlington on Saturday.

Tigers won 3-1 at the seaside, despite missing the likes of Ross Henshaw, Jake Scott and Conor Sellars.

Shaw said: “Full credit to Adam Ward, James Cottingham and Andy Ofosu, they haven’t played a lot of minutes and have been thrown in at the deep end and came away with the goods.

“It wasn’t the best performance from us over all but I was very pleased to pick up three points at a difficult place against an experienced, strong side.”

Goalkeeper Jon Kennedy showcased how important he is to Worksop Town with a number of vital saves, and his performance didn’t go unnoticed.

“He’s been fantastic, made the saves he’s there to do and kept us in front.

“I can’t praise him enough, he’s showing he’s still one of the top keepers around.”

Worksop returned to the top of the NCEL Premier, but Shaw is paying little attention to the table.

“I take no notice of that because no one wins it in September,” he said.

“It’s nice to be up there but from my point of view it’s more important to be winning games of football and seeing the lads progress.”