Tigers boss praises returning Mettam

Worksop Town FC 2013/14.  Pictured is Leon Mettam (w130810-2m)
Worksop Town FC 2013/14. Pictured is Leon Mettam (w130810-2m)
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Worksop boss Mark Shaw was happy with the point from a 2-2 draw at Witton Albion feeling his team performance didn’t warrant all-three points on the day.

He said: “We didn’t play fantastically and there was not enough passion and effort to have come away with the three points. But it was very important that we didn’t lose and it could turn out to be a good point at the end of the season.”

The Tigers led through Jack Muldoon before relegation battling Witton hit back after the break to lead 2-1 but Leon Mettam marked his return from injury by coming off the bench to grab the equaliser deep into stoppage time.

Shaw was full of praise for the striker who is the Evo Stik’s top scorer with 32 league goals and 37 in all competitions. He said: “I can’t speak highly enough of him. He showed just what a great player he is. He’s had a five-week lay-off but he’s come off the bench showed no signs of rustiness and scored a great goal.

“You know he’s is going to get a chance and when he does he always makes the goalkeeper work which is good to have a player like that in the team.”

The draw saw Worksop slip one place to fourth in the Premier Division but with a four-point cushion with a game in hand over Kings Lynn Town who are just outside the play-off places.

n Josh Davies has left Tigers to join Evo-Stik Premier rivals Buxton.

It was the midfielder’s second spell with the club having previously joined the Tigers from Gainsborough Trinity at the start of the 2011/12 season but missed the entire season after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury in preseason. Davies spent last season with Brigg Town before returning to Sandy Lane last summer and went on to make 22 appearances scoring one goal.

Mitch Husbands has joined Division One South Goole AFC on a three month loan in order to get some games under his belt.