Tigers get off to a winning start but Denton a ‘little disappointed’ with first half

Worksop Town FC ground, Sandy Lane, Worksop.
Worksop Town FC ground, Sandy Lane, Worksop.

Worksop Town got their 2018/19 NCEL Premier season off to a winning start with a 2-1 win at Goole AFC.

Skipper Jamie Price and veteran Steve Wooley got on the scoresheet to give Tigers three points in the opener.

Boss Craig Denton was obviously pleased with the points haul but admitted to disappointment with the display, particularly in the first half.

“I’m a little bit disappointed to be fair, the first half an hour we were making decisions that we haven’t all pre-season and seemed to go off-script,” he said.

“We know that they were a few nerves, there’s fantastic travelling support and it brings a lot of pressure to play for Worksop Town.

“We came in after the first half and had a little chat, ironed out a few things and put in a better performance.

“At the end of the day it’s all about the three points for us.”

Denton praised his centre half pairing but said there was a lot to work on after the first outing.

“When you’re not playing so well and winning games they all count, there’s loads for us to work on but I’m just glad to get the first game out of the way and we can crack on now,” he said.

“I thought our two centre halves did well today but the back four took 20 to 30 minutes to get into the game.

“Craig Mitchell has done well up top but their back four have looked after people like Temps and Simmo and made it difficult for us.

“Overall it’s a good performance especially in the second half.”