Sweet taste of cup success for Man of the Match Lemon

Man of the Match Jordan Lemon was delighted with his two assists, equalising goal and successful spot-kick on Tuesday night.

But he said the half-time interval brought a stern telling off for the young Worksop side, from boss Mark Shaw.

“We took it very seriously,” he said.

“But the gaffer gave us a rollicking at half-time, we knew we could do better.”

“And we came out flying and got two good goals.”

Lemon was a big part of the improved second half performance, as he first set up Josh Davies, then Ellis Wall, before heading in an injury time leveller to take the game to penalties.

But he admits the equaliser was a close call for the officials.

“I’ve not scored a header for years,” he said.

“I wasn’t convinced it had crossed the line, but I’m not complaining.”

Lemon has been locked in a battle for the right-back berth with Alex Pursehouse all season, and the pair have each had a run of games.

Although the former Shirebrook man would rather be starting every game, he says he welcomes the tussle for the jersey.

“I need the minutes, so it was good to get a start tonight.”

“Alex has come in and done really well after I got injured.”

“Competition helps you train a lot better, you put in 110 per cent in training.”

“Alex and I are good mates off the field, so it’s a bit of friendly competition, and you can’t complain about that.”

One of the younger members of the Worksop squad, still only 20, Lemon has welcomed the influx of experience in the last two week.

“Quinny at the back really helps with his experience, it’s what we need.”

“They’re talking to you throughout the game, Quinny and Jan at the back, they’re guys with big mouths, they’re encouraging.”