Honest appraisals from both camps as Tigers tame Main

For the second time in four days, Worksop Town left Muglet Lane victorious but this time was far more important for Craig Denton’s men as they walked away with three points following their 2-0 win. (Main photograph by Lewis Pickersgill)

“It gives us a right little push, doesn’t it? I keep banging on about just taking each game at a time and I think those decent games keep pushing you. Three points then three points… and it gives you that little edge”, Denton commented.

“I thought we were fantastic. I think the first five or ten minutes we were just trying to find our feet but, after that, we had large spells on the ball. I thought we had the most chances in the first half and we go in at half time at 2-0 so we’re a bit pleased.”

“Then we’re ready for the second half because we knew what Maltby Main’s reaction was going to be: they were going to come out fighting, which they did. Again we just had to weather the storm in that first fifteen minutes. The aim was for us to come out and keep on doing what we were doing and if we did that we’d take the three points home, which we did!”

“We were, at the end, congratulated by their management team, who said that we were the better side on the day, which was great. It shows that the lads can maintain those performances and levels, which is what we keep asking and keep banging on about.”

“We just concentrate on our own performances and our own results. Those two games in hand are going to be tough games and there’s going to be a little bit more pressure on because we know what we can get out of it. It’s not just three points; it’s three points and it puts us in a position where it puts a huge amount of pressure on the lads.”

“I believe these players are really special and they can deal with that sort of pressure and expectation because they’ve done it all season. We set high standards and high targets and the lads have delivered. Whoever it is – whoever is playing – the depth of squad is neat to what I’ve seen before in any teams I’ve been involved with as a manager or as a coach. We’ve got lads who can deal with that level of high expectation.”

Whilst from the home dugout Scott Mason said, “Yesterday we just didn’t turn up in the first half at all. Our all round game just wasn’t good enough. It just wasn’t what we are about at all. We didn’t keep the ball enough and our quality was missing.”

“The second half we improved but were still way off what we expect. On the day Worksop deserved the three points.
Over the season you will have games like this, it happens it’s football. But to play like that at home against a good side and a big crowd it’s just disappointing.”

“Our season is still well and truly alive, we have big games coming up in the league which we will go for all three points as we always do . We have a semi-final early next month.”

“We have a honest bunch of lads who know yesterday wasn’t good enough and I know will be desperate to put it right this week.
We will have an enjoyable training session Wednesday night and prepare for the game away at Garforth next weekend.”

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