Denton feels Tigers could have stolen Derby win but is happy with point

A goalless Sandy Lane Derby Day draw between Handsworth Parramore and Worksop Town saw some missed chances and the 310 fans leave The King Of Soho Stadium content with the result.

We spoke with Tigers boss, Craig Denton moments after full-time last night. “Overall I’m quite pleased because it’s another clean sheet. We have to take loads of positives out of today’s game. We had a couple of chances. I thought Kyle Jordan had several chances to put us a goal in front but their ‘keeper made some exceptional saves to keep them in the game.”

“I was really pleased with how we started this game. In recent weeks I’ve always mentioned about us not starting brightly and not starting on the front foot but I thought we did that today. We took the game to Handsworth. People will say it’s a fair result but we could have nicked it in the later part of the game.”

Undefeated and hoping to go on a run, Denton reflected on his points per game targets, “having a good run is important. What we’ve spoken about before is getting the average of two points per game, not losing, not conceding. At Barton we didn’t concede and today we’ve not conceded so it’s just little things that we probably need to focus upon.”

“I think in the final third we’re looking a lot stronger and likely to score a goal, but that comes all the way from the ‘keeper all the way to the centre forward. Everyone in that starting XI, plus the lads on the bench, play a huge part in keeping standards really high and being hard to beat. We want to take that into the New Year and we want to kick on from our recent results.”

“We were really pleasing today, because in areas we tried to play where we could and we played in conditions where we need to maybe do things differently. I think we just mixed it up today and we had a really good balance.”

Main photograph by Mike Holmes.

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