Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Worksop Town v Burscough - UniBond League Premier Division

Wednesday 21st April 2010. UniBond League Premier Division
at the New Manor Ground, Ilkeston

Worksop Town (0) 0
Burscough (0) 1 (Craig Mahon 90+2)

Admission £8. Programme £2. Attendance 131
If only the Tigers had known earlier in the season that the New Manor Ground goals
were fitted with defensive water cannons, 2009-10 could've been so much different

Ossett Town drew 2-2 against Hucknall Town last night, which meant Worksop Town were now definitely 100% mathematically safe from the threat of relegation.
As it was after Saturday's results, Ossett would've needed to win their remaining two fixtures 12-0 while the Tigers lost both of theirs.
I have no doubt that while Worksop can keep their side of that particular equation and probably will, there would have been an enquiry by the UniBond League if Ossett had suddenly produced two results like that.
Father Ted Crilly selling raffle tickets for the forthcoming Craggy Island May Fair.

Worksop's best chance in the first half came through some good work from Ben Tomlinson down the left wing, his cross fell to Danny Bacon 10 yards out, who belted the ball into the back of the net ... unfortunately it was the one on the adjacent training pitch.
Their best effort in the second half would've been a spectacular effort if it had gone in, when Kev Sanasay hit the crossbar with a powerful shot from all of 40 yards out.
With the clock ticking down towards 90 minutes Jon Kennedy pulled off a blinding save down by his right hand post.
A draw looked on the cards after that and neither team had actually done enough to warrant either winning or losing the game ... but that didn't stop Burscough's number 7 Craig Mahon from beating the offside trap deep into injury time, charging into the box and slotting the ball home from an angle.
At least the small cluster of Burscough fans will have gone home happy.
I don't suppose anyone would begrudge them that after the season of uncertainty they've had.
Good to see both Malc from the excellent blog http://ontheroad2009-2010.blogspot.com/ and the legendary Frickley ground hopper 'The Jolly Fisherman' swelling the crowd figure at the NMG tonight.
Both of them are becoming regular visitors to Tigers games these last few weeks ... though neither seem too keen on becoming regular converts.
Their loss ;-)
Of course, any goal tonight was always going to be scored in the 90th minute after I'd bought this ticket.