Worksop produced a composed performance to comfortably see off Rainworth MW 3-1, thanks to in form Kyle Jordan’s hat trick.
An electric start from Tigers saw them take an early lead on 3 mins, as captain Connor Higginson played a perfect through ball to Kyle Jordan, who clinically finished his one on one past Nathan Burrows.
Jordan had a chance to grab his second shortly after, again in one on one he chipped the ball over the keeper only to see former Tiger Connor Smythe clear the ball of the line.
The best chance Rainworth had in the first half was on the counter attack, as Liam Theakstone pulled the ball across the face of goal only to see Liam Morris narrowly miss connecting with the ball to force the equaliser.
Tigers made the most of their reprieve, adding a second through that man Jordan once again. Smythe brought down Mitch Husbands, and from the resulting free kick Julian Lawrence dummied and Jordan applied the scuffed finish into the bottom corner on 27 mins.
The visitors continued to boss possession, patiently trying to break down a stubborn Rainworth defence. Another chance did come before half time, Jordan brought down just outside the box, and from the freekick Steve Woolley fired just wide.
Tigers started the second half quickly again, Jordan almost grabbing his third after some good work from Tom Elliott, but Burrows stood tall and made the save.
The hat trick had been coming, and finally arrived for Jordan on 51 mins. Another quick move saw Husbands pull the ball back for his strike partner to fire home his third.
A couple more chance same for Tigers, Woolley produced a good save from the keeper after a swift counter attack. Then substitute Andy Ofosu forced another stop from Burrows, who despite the result put in a fine individual display.
Rainworth did draw Jon Kennedy into a couple of saves, Theakstone hitting a freekick straight at the keeper for a routine save, before he flung himself to deny Smythe from long range.
Liam Morris pulled a consolation goal back deep into injury time, slotting home a Smythe cross, but in truth the hosts never really looked like winning against Mark Shaw’s men.
Tigers: Kennedy 7, Woolley 7, Waddle 7, Hadfield 7, Lawrence 8, Cooke 7, Higginson 8 (Ward 69), Cottingham 6, Husbands 7, Jordan 9 (Ofosu 57), Elliott 7 (Fereday 82)
Subs not used: Steade, Hobson.
Rainworth: Burrows, Hanson, Smythe, Dockwray (Yorke 58) Plant, Morley (Andrews 90+1) Theakstone, Thompson, Morris, Bingham (Chambers 58) Sykes.
Subs not used: Pereira, Bowring.
Yellows: Morley 44, Smythe 64
Goals: Jordan 3, 27, 51, Morris 90+3.
Referee: Mr A Khan
Assistants: Mr A Allen & Mr I Davies