One FA Trophy win, two missions accomplished

Worksop Town v Stafford Rangers.  Pictured is Tom Denton (w120915-1r)

Worksop Town v Stafford Rangers. Pictured is Tom Denton (w120915-1r)

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SATURDAY’S FA Trophy outing was mission accomplished on two fronts, according to Tigers boss Simon Clark.

He wanted to come out of the game victorious and with an unscathed squad, and was delighted to see his men book their place in the next round – where they will face Halesowen Town away.

Clark told the Guardian: “With any cup game you want to come away injury free and you want to be in the hat for the next round, and we achieved both of those things.”

“I’m absolutely delighted, we’re still in a nation-wide cup competition and we want to go on a run, like last year, we enjoyed that.”

“The draw is okay, they’re doing well at their level like Curzon, and we would have liked a home game but we have a lot of games to think about before then.”

First up for Tigers is a trip to high flying Nantwich Town on Saturday, before they host strugglers Eastwood Town on Wednesday night.

“Nantwich are bang in form, but we can go there and win. We’ll have to be on top of our game,” said Clark.

“We know all about them, I watched them when we didn’t have a game and it’s not an easy game, but I would like six points from the next two.”

On-loan Alfreton striker Tom Denton is fit and available for selection, but defender Luke Shiels won’t be risked as he recovers from a knee injury.

And forward Nathan Modest is out of action due to a knee operation.