Worksop Town win ‘game of two halves’ against Bradford (Park Avenue)

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Worksop Town manager Craig Parry described the 3-1 home victory over Bradford (Park Avenue) as a game of two halves as the Tigers earned a fifth straight victory in all competitions on Saturday, writes Mitchell Radford.

Tigers fell behind on nine minutes courtesy of a penalty goal from Will Longbottom, only for Jay Rollins to equalise right on the stroke of half-time just after Terry Hawkridge had been sent off for a second yellow card.

Luke Hall bagged a brace in the second period, to see the Tigers move up to sixth in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division.Parry said: “Our first-half showing was rubbish, I can’t really take any positives out of it whatsoever.

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“I feel like we lacked desire, attitude, standards that we believe in, mentality, and it felt like a little bit of luck that we went into the break level and that’s where could change things and adapt to be better in the second period.

Worksop boss Craig Parry - game of two halves.Worksop boss Craig Parry - game of two halves.
Worksop boss Craig Parry - game of two halves.

“The second-half was the complete opposite: everyone worked so hard for each other and dug in.

"We had to do things that we wouldn’t normally do and that’s sit a lot of men behind the ball with us being down to 10 men.

“We had to create chances different ways going forward but making sure we defended right as teammates. I thought the lads were exceptional in the second-half.

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“It seems that when we have a big win, namely in the FA Cup for example like last week, we have a bad performance and I’ve said this a couple of times this season.

“It’s something I have to work on; every time we win they take the credit and every time we lose I’ll take the blame.

"I have to make sure when that happens, we come back to another game just as strong as the previous and show at least the basics of what I expect as manager.”