The result was all important for Mark Shaw on Wednesday night, even if he wasn’t entirely happy with the performance.
His Worksop side romped to a 6-0 win over struggling Liversedge, but could have scored double figures had they really hit their stride.
Shaw said his pre-game demand was simply a victory of any kind, but explained why he wasn’t completely satisfied: “It was absolutely dead and buried at half-time.”
“I just wasn’t happy with the way we were moving the ball at times.
“At 4-0 up how can you as a team not want to play two-touch and get on the ball, get on the move and try and get the supporters going? That was my only little disappointment tonight.
“But having had three defeats at home it’s been important to get a solid result, and I said before the game all I wanted was three points.”
The manager acknowledged that November, with games against Cleethorpes, Retford and Handsworth, would be a vital period for Tigers, and hopes to get at least two bodies back in the line-up.
“This is a big month coming up,” he said.
“Hopefully Jamie Hadfield and Ross Henshaw will get some minutes in the Sheffield Senior Cup.”
And with important games on the horizon, he’s delighted to see his goalkeeper in fine form.
“Jon Kennedy is a man rejuvenated with football. Why Matlock didn’t try and keep hold of him I’d never know.
“He’s got so much to give, he’s enjoying being a Worksop player. His job is to make big saves and he’s done that.”