Worksop Town dish out seven-goal mauling to Morpeth Town
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Worries that Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie had taken too much out of the side were quickly quashed as Paul Green opened the scoring inside the first minute before Liam Hughes doubled their lead on seven minutes.
Jay Rollins made it three on 20 minutes before Vaughan Redford added a fourth on 31 minutes. Redford completed his hat-trick with a second-half brace, with Aleks Starcenko getting in on the act off the bench to complete a stunning seven-goal evening.
Tigers boss Craig Parry was pleased with the way his side began the game.
He said: “You are always worried after such an occasion it was on Saturday and the effort that the lads put in, I was a little worried about how much energy was in there and the standard we might get as a result of that.
“However, I shouldn’t be worried about that with the group of players we have as they put in a fantastic performance.
“We always try to start brightly and almost win the game in that first 20 minutes and that was evident today – that’s our philosophy, it’s not luck, it’s what we work on to get in and behind teams and get goals.
“With the distance that they travelled, we wanted to start like that in the hope that they would start sluggishly, and we started perfectly and did everything that we needed to do: be full of strength, high work rate, and we ran through them early doors.”
The Tigers are again at the Windsor Foodservice Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Having no free midweeks until December, Parry has blocked off this period to ensure his side doesn’t lose focus.
“It’s like a mini-league for us and we go back to our bread and butter and we have kind of gone back in time a year as we are in a similar situation to where we were last year.
“We have bags of games coming up, playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, and this Saturday will be another tough game.
“We need a tough squad and that’s why we have that great squad to get through these games, so we’ll keep rotating and keep people fresh and keep playing on the front foot.
“I got back to that point of having a mini-league where we need to pick up as many points as we can and keep the pressure on.”