Goals from Liam Hughes and Hamza Bencherif saw Worksop Town make sure of their place in the play-offs.

Heading into the final round of fixtures, Worksop went into their trip to the Skuna Stadium knowing only a win would keep their post-season fate in their own hands. 

And the nerves of the Tigers’ travelling support were eased significantly just four minutes in, as a loose ball eventually fell to Hughes to slam home the opener. 

A difficult start for the Colls would swiftly get worse, as defender Teddy Mfuni and top-scorer Enock Lusiama were both withdrawn in the first-half through injury. 

A fine Hughes header then looked to have doubled the away side’s advantage, only for the goal to be called back for offside.

The second-half was a more even affair, but the best of the chances were still had by the visitors, with Regan Hutchinson embarking on an impressive slaloming run forward from full-back, only to drag his effort wide of the post. 

But it would be Bencherif who would eventually notch the second goal, rising unopposed to guide home a corner with a powerful headed effort.

A defeat for Ashton United against Marine ultimately meant that three points weren’t a necessity for Worksop, but Saturday’s result means they now head into a potentially difficult semi-final trip to Macclesfield having won four of their last five matches. 

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