Bonus game after missing out on Tuesday - high flying Guiseley at Worksops temporary Hucknall Town home. Worksop are really struggling at the foot of the table, while Guiseley would go 2nd with a win.
You can't see me!!!!
Stalked by our favourite local football reporter Brian " Evening Post" Dennett again....that bloke gets everywhere!!
Brian is a Carlton Town man, and he was full of praise for the Millers after they won 2-1 at Retford on Saturday. Also seems to know everyone - or everyone knows him !!!
Bitterley cold night, and I think it may be time for more layers of clothing very soon .. I can see a long, cold winter ahead..
The game kicked off on time, and we both noted how fast the play was - from both teams -- but it was clearly evident that Guiseley had a much higher skill level on show. They took only 12 minutes to open the scoring, Alex Callery sliding the ball across Hernandez in the home net. Worksop heads dropped a little after the goal, and the only surprise was that it took until the 31st minute for them to concede again - Chris Bolder nodding home after the ball was pinged across the goal. H-T 0-2
Worksop responded well to their half-time team talk and pushed on at the Guiseley back line, but the pressure didn't last long - in fact the visitors went further ahead on 50 - a corner from the left met by the head of the no. 6 shirt and deflected home by centre-back Danny Ellis. Six minutes later Worksop conceded a penalty that Simon Burton hammered into the roof of the net. That was the end of the scoring, but Worksop did keep trying, and it was only some acrobatic goalkeeping from Skiba that foiled their efforts. One section of the "home" fans were a little derisive of their team, but one supporter next to us put it in context - " we may have a bad team, but our supporters are worse!"....
I know they travel a long way to get to each "home" game, but you would think that as they had made the effort to get to Hucknall, the dissenters could be at least a little more supportive...
Worksop were not as bad as the score suggests, but given the strength of the UniBind Premier Division this season, there must be some concerns over whether they can pick up enough points against the quality opposition in the league to hold on to their step 3 status. Would be ironic if they were to be relegated - their hosts Hucknall Town are also facing the drop - into the UniBond Premier!!
Saturday -- Blidworth W v Kimberley Town