It’s been a good week for Worksop Town, as they followed up a 3-2 win at Nantwich Town to beat former boss Martin McIntosh’s Buxton side 4-2 at the Silverlands in a feisty affair.
Tom Denton gave the Tigers a third minute lead with his fourth goal in as many games, tucking away the rebound after former Rotherham United goalkeeper Andy Warrington had parried a Leon Mettam shot.
Worksop joy was cut short by a Buxton equaliser four minutes later. Former Tigers player Craig King got the better of Jordan Lemon to put in a telling cross, which Leon Osbourne swept home.
It took Worksop only another four minutes to regain the lead, as Mettam picked himself up after being hauled down the area to put away the resulting penalty.
There was no let up to the hectic start as the Tigers went 3-1 up with just 17 minutes on the clock. Mettam was again involved, sending Conor Higginson scampering away down the right before delivering an inch perfect cross for Denton to steer home his second.
It was almost four moments later, but Warrington showed all his experience to pull off a terrific point blank save to deny Higginson.
Two minutes before the break Buxton were back in the game, when Osbourne forced home his second of the game after Worksop failed to clear at a corner.
The game threatened to boil over in the second half, with Steven Istead hacking down Higginson and then Derek Niven making a poor challenge on Phil Roe. Both Buxton players were rightly booked.
Worksop continued to create the better openings which saw them deservedly wrap up the points with the fourth five minutes from time, Higginson steering in substitute Shaq McKenzie’s cross.
The victory lifted Worksop up to 11th in the table.