A cracking encounter in front of a terrific crowd -388- at Sandy Lane ended in a 2-2 draw between Worksop Town (4th) and Barton Town (10th) in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division yesterday-and although he was frustrated by the sting in the tail of yesterday’s game, Swans Manager David Ricardo saw plenty to be pleased about, writes Colin Muncie.
A Matt Plummer own goal gave the home side a two minute lead at half time, but Barton hit back after the break through Nicky McNamara (47 minutes) and Owen Marshall (65)-and just when the points looked to be heading back to Marsh Lane, Craig Mitchell struck to earn the Tigers a share of the spoils.
“It’s a funny old game as two weeks ago we nicked three points thanks to a last minute goal at Eccleshill; and then yesterday the same thing went against us to take two points from us” David recounted “ In my view I thought we deserved the win; however that means nothing this morning. But if we play like that week in, week out we will be up there, for sure. The lads deserve credit for taking on board the messages James (Bennett, Assistant Manager) and I passed on at half time, and added penetration to the possession we had- and moving forward that will be the key.
“I know Craig (Denton, Worksop Manager) is disappointed with his team’s performance; however he shouldn’t be too tough, on them as they kept going to the end”, David added.
“We look forward to Tuesday night’s home cup game against a strong Hemsworth side”