Worksop Town respond well to early wake-up call for home win
Worksop Town claimed only their fourth home league win of the season as they beat second-from-bottom Market Drayton Town 3-1 at Sandy Lane.
Goals from Steven McDonnell, Ben Rhodes and a first for James Gregory were enough for the Tigers to triumph, despite being pegged back.
Worksop suffered on the previous Wednesday when a poor opening 20 minutes cost the them as they fell behind to Penistone, meaning they were left to chase the game. Likewise, the opening ten of this contest caused concern when both Callum Graybrook and Miles Arnold easily got in behind the Worksop back line.
The early wake-up call seemed to help the Tigers up the tempo. Steven McDonnell went close with a powerful downward header from a Steven Woolley corner, which was cleared off the line by the quick reactions of James Tindall-Bennett.
Ten minutes later, Sam Angus made an excellent stop to deny Steven Wankiewicz, before Craig Mitchell struck the bar.
Worksop opened the scoring on 34 minutes. Pemberton provided a deft touch to take the ball into the path of Mitchell, who bore down on goal before unselfishly squaring the ball for McDonnell to find an empty net.
Market Drayton equalised against the run of play in the 56th minute when an unchallenged cross was glanced in by Lucas Green-Birch.
However, Worksop responded instantantly through a spectacular strike from Ben Rhodes, who looped a volley into the top corner.
With 20 minutes remaining, Gregory bundled home a Rhodes cross.