Tigers thrash nine-man Kendal to end home hoodoo

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WORKSOP Town turned their home form around in spectacular fashion on Saturday, with a 3-0 win over nine-man Kendal Town.

The visitors had already been put to the sword with a brace for Tom Denton and a Leon Mettam strike, before frustration led to two straight red cards in the second half.

Tigers, without a win in their previous four home games, took the lead four minutes before the break - a quick free-kick from Steve Towers finding Craig King in the box, the winger sliding it to Denton who stroked home.

Just before the hour mark, Worksop were two in front as another quick free-kick resulted in King’s cross being headed into the path of Denton, and the big man stooped to nod home his eighth goal in seven appearances for Worksop.

And on 63 minutes the points were made safe, Denton flicking the ball into the path of Mettam who shot home from an acute angle, with his left foot, leaving Kendall shellshocked.

Six minutes later Kendal were reduced to 10 men as Alex Randall stamped on Owain Warlow and deservedly saw red.

In the final 10 minutes Mettam sprang clear of the defence and Paul Alexander swiped his legs from behind, joining Randall for an early shower and leaving his side to chase shadows in a comfortable ending to the game for Tigers.

The result leaves Tigers 10th in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, ahead of Wednesday’s visit to 11th placed Buxton - who are managed by former Worksop boss Martin McIntosh.

For full match reports and reaction from both encounters, get this week’s Worksop Guardian.