Shaw delighted by Tigers’ late winner

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Worksop Town boss Mark Shaw says he’s delighted the Tigers have maintained their unbeaten away form after Conor Sellars’ last minute winner at Pickering Town on Saturday.

The result kept Shaw’s men second in the NCEL Premier standings, Kyle Jordan and Jordan Cooke also finding the target in Saturday’s win as Worksop recovered from going a goal behind inside four minutes.

And although it was a close-run thing, Shaw was happy to have taken the points.

He said: “At the end of the day the important thing is the three points.

“I thought we controlled the game, they made it difficult for us. My big issue is we need to stop conceding goals in the first five minutes of games when we look sloppy. But we’ve come away from home and won again, we haven’t lost away all season and that’s delightful.

“Conor Sellars has been out the team as he’s finding his way back from an injury and yet he’s set one up and scored one.

“We’ve got a lot of injuries yet we keep getting these results despite what’s happening to us, and I’m delighted to get the three points I think we’ve earned it.”

The last-gasp nature of Worksop’s winner also pleased Shaw, highlighting the spirit and endeavour his side are putting in throughout matches.

He added: “The spirit is fantastic in this group of lads. We push them all the time to get better and to play football. We encourage them to be patient and wear opponents down with good passing.

“We were good in places today but also poor defensively, and Jon Kennedy has had to bail us out again with a couple of good saves.

“I never thought it wasn’t going to be our day, we will always create chances and to be honest I thought we could have won the game by more.

“They could have scored a couple in the first five minutes when we were sleeping, but credit to Pickering they were organised and looked to catch us on the counter attack.

“We keep finding teams trying different tactics to beat us but today we managed to get past them in the end.”