TIGERS WON’T STRAY FROM THE TOP
WORKSOP Town may not be a household name in women’s football, but their skipper Nicola Stray insists the sky’s the limit for her side after getting the backing of the world’s fourth oldest football team.
This the women’s first season for the Tigers and they have been reaping the benefits of being managed by men’s first-team boss Mark Shaw.
They also train alongside the men and have been roared on by legions of Worksop supporters at their matches.
Former Chesterfield and Sheffield United player Stray led Worksop to an opening win against Socrates in Sheffield & Hallamshire Division Three, and despite losing last weekend against Barnsley, Stray is confident of a successful debut season.
“We’re a new team and still trying to gel, but it’s a great set up, the girls are all great and we’re really enjoying it,” she said.
“We take it just as seriously as the men’s game, and we’re going to try our best to get promoted this season.
“A lot of the fans came and supported us, and they see Mark wants us to play just like the men’s team play.
“He’s one of the best managers I’ve played under, he knows what he wants us to achieve.”