There was last day disappointment for Harworth Colliery as an 88th minute winner from Emley’s Patrick Sykes coupled with an FC Bolsover victory elsewhere, condemned already relegated Harworth to finishing bottom of Division One, writes Ian Robinson.
Another fantastic crowd of over 200 at Scrooby Road had seen Thomas Mullen put the home side ahead before Michael Starkey levelled things up for the visitors early in the second half, and whilst a draw still wouldn’t have kept Harworth off the bottom, the late goal ensured that Colliery finished the season on a run of five successive defeats.
Harworth must now re-group and aim to bounce back, harnessing that tremendous village support, and that is certainly what Manager Craig Spink is focusing on, as he told us after the game.”Obviously we’re disappointed losing by the odd goal again, the players gave it their all but it wasn’t to be. I’m more gutted for the fans, the volunteers, the Chairman and everyone involved at Harworth.
“The infrastructure is the best around and hopefully we come back fighting and get the club back to where they belong. We will sit down and evaluate everything, and hand on heart we’ll give it a right go next year.
“Personally, I’d like to apologise, but the eight weeks me and the staff have been here, we couldn’t have done much more. We will be back mark my words!”
Great sentiments from Craig, whom The Bootiful Game would like to thank for his contributions in the latter half of the season, often after being on the wrong end of a result. Good luck next season and we hope to see you back in the NCEL in the future.