Dodworth to chase the impossible dream – Young 

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Dodworth Miners Welfare manager Darren Young

Dodworth Miners Welfare will chase the impossible dream and attempt to reach the unreachable star in tomorrow’s grandstand finale at champions-elect Wakefield AFC (kick off 2pm).

That’s the message from Darren Young, who says his men will mount an audacious offensive in a bid to win by eight goals and snatch the title out of the hands of promoted Wakefield.

Dodworth’s promise to launch a full-frontal assault on Wakefield and attempt to pull off an extraordinary result sets up a pulsating and unmissable game.

“We have nothing to lose so we have to go for it,” Young told Non League Yorkshire.

“We have to got to have a pop.

“Even though how small it is, we have a chance and we have got to go and try.

“We’re not going there to just be part of them winning the league.

“We have to go and ask questions and if they are going to win the league, we have to make them earn it.”

Dodworth Miners Welfare manager Darren Young
Dodworth boss Darren Young is full of admiration for Wakefield manager Gabe Mozzini

Young says the occasion is “brilliant for the County Senior League.

A thousand people could potentially attend the fixture and Young also adds that Wakefield boss Gabe Mozzini deserves massive praise.

Wakefield were struggling to break into the top five back in January when Mozzini was named as Adam Lockwood’s replacement. 

Fourteen wins and two draws later and Wakefield are on the brink of clinching the title.

“I think it is brilliant for the league and it is set-up to be a great advert for the league,” he said.

“If they do win the league they have earned it because of how they have done since January.

“(Gabe) has done really well.

“He took over at a time that if he had lost his first two they could have been mid-table and struggling.

“He’s got them playing in a certain way and they haven’t conceded in the last six games.

“Their form since Christmas has been Championship-winning form so that’s why they are top of the league.

“(Gabe) is a massive part of why they are there.

“I’ve met him a few times and if we don’t win the league, I’m happy to lose to someone like him because the way he and Wakefield have conducted themselves has been a credit to the league.

“Wakefield have put the league on the map.

“There is a lot of people who want to see them fail, but not me.

“I’ll be sad when they do go out of the league.”

Star Dodworth Miners Welfare player Danny Barlow is unlikely to take free kicks due to a niggling injury, according to Darren Young. Sam Severn will deputise

Realistically second place and finishing above rivals Swinton Athletic is Dodworth’s goal. 

Had they not lost to Penistone Church Reserves and Houghton Main in recent weeks then the complexion may have been different.

Young says their goals against column has contributed as why they are unlikely to pip Wakefield.

“I regret that we have conceded more goals this season,” he said.

“That’s what has killed us.

“We have conceded too many goals for my liking.

“Last season we six or seven games without conceding a goal which Wakefield have done.

“We have conceded too many goals because we haven’t had a consistent back four.

“It is a big thing for next year.

“We have scored a lot of goals and averaged two or three goals a game.”

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