Saturday 27 August 2016

Teversal Res 1-7 Selston FC

CML South Division - played at Teversal Grange 3:00pm kick off

I wasn't really bothered about doing a write up, but I did jot a few notes down, so may as well use them.  The last time I watched Teversal Res, the game against Swanwick PR was not very good, to say the least! On this occasion, the Tevie boys were quick out of the blocks and gave the reigning champions quite a few problems.

Teversal Res : Turton, Bradley, Thistlewaite, Holmes, Jones K, Widdowson L, Matthews, Newton, Ingram, Robson, Weaver. Bench: Brown, Eaton, Burton, Short

Selston: Machin, Riley, Renshaw, Farnsworth, Marriott, Gregory, Hempshall, Moore B, Radzinsky, Jones E, Widdowson T. Bench: Hanshaw, Cooke, Manners, James, Weston.

The Teversal efforts did go unrewarded, but the pressure seemed upset the Selston players - and for 20 minutes or so it turned into a bit of a bitch-fest..... a lot aimed at Referee Wayne Porter - who in reality was having a decent game.  It took a goal on 23 minutes to close the visitors gobs, a Sean Gregory ball out to Kane Hempshall on the right wing who crossed hard and low to the far stick, where STEVE RADZINSKY was on hand to dive and head home.

This settled the Selston players down somewhat, and they began knocking the ball about with some ease, causing all sorts of problems for the home team's back line. RADZINSKY was on the score-sheet again on 32, this time running into the box and firing across keeper Josh Turton into the far corner, after a perfectly weighted through ball from Gregory landed at his feet. H-T 0-2

Three minutes after the restart, ELLIOT JONES added the visitors' third, collecting a through ball before running at Turton and slotting past him.  Then came the goal of the game... sub Wayne Cooke had mentioned during the half time kick about that he thought JAMIE RENSHAW would score, as he looks really up for it. The left back had tried his luck a couple of times in the first half, but both efforts missed the target. The one he hit for his goal was a blinder! A few paces to set himself up then -- BAM! -- 25 yards out and the keeper never smelt it! "Jammer's" new boots that Cooke and Nick Olden had decorated with some style certainly worked well enough! Very tasteful, lads!!!

Lovely boots - where can I buy some like those???

Magic boots in action

Ben Moore almost added a fifth for Selston on 57, but although his fierce drive looked to be heading into the back of the net, it smacked against the cross bar and flew away to safety. Radzinsky had the next chance as Selston piled continuous pressure on the home defensive line - but all the big Scot could do was to chip the ball harmlessly into Turton's arms from the edge of the box after he had been played in on goal. The fifth goal wasn't too long in arriving though - a corner from the right on the hour wasn't cleared properly, and when the loose ball dropped invitingly to the feet of  TOM WIDDOWSON, the diminutive winger gleefully hammered it into the roof of the Tevie net. 

JONES added the sixth two minutes later, another through ball, another simple run into the area, another cool finish. Cooke had a decent chance on 70, but fired wide from 12 yards, then five minutes later Moore saw his rasping effort tipped over the bar by Turton.

Splendid tip over

Teversal managed a goal to spoil the visitors' clean sheet, MACAULEY SHORT prodding home in the 81st minute after Sean Machin in the Selston goal had failed to hang on to a shot from distance. SEAN FARNSWORTH rounded off the scoring on 84, heading Moore's right wing corner kick powerfully home at the near post. F-T 1-7

Farnsworth (4) heads home the Selston 7th

We began watching the game near the dugouts, but the driving rain forced us under cover in the stand - until some bright spark stood directly in front of us. Seems to be happening a lot lately - are people really so inconsiderate, or are they really unaware of what they are doing? We actually ended up in the famous Teversal Tesco trolley sheds behind the bottom goal - the compensation was that we had a great view of some stunning strikes!

More pics from the game