Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Belper Town 0-2 Parkgate

Wednesday 13th July -- Teversal tournament "semi-final"

What a pleasant evening!  Great weather, great company and some fantastic banter!! Staffordshire hopper Chris Bedford was present, as was the inimitable Rob Waite.  This was Chris's first visit to Carnarvon Street. I'll look forward to reading both Rob and Chris's  thoughts on tonight's game...

Brian "Big Issue" Dennett was in attendance again, as was Scarborough boss Rudi funk and Scarborough midfield player Joe Naylor. Said hi to Belper Town photographer Tim Harrison and Blackwell MW director of football Paul McFarland.

Name checks over - although I'd like to give Teversal stalwarts Kev Newton and Keith Parnill a quick mention - they are always on hand for a chat and always make us welcome.

On paper at least, Belper were favourites. Evo-Stik Div 1 v NCEL Premier - should have been - but Parkgate had other ideas and were aguably the better team throughout the 90 minutes.

The Rotherham outfit outplayed their Derbyshire opponents in all departments - but were a tad lucky with their opener!  Danny Cardwell's corner from the left looked a poor effort, and the player shouted " that was effin awful"- but when the ball was met on the volley, on the edge of the box by Adam Shepherd, all of a sudden it didn't look so bad after all.  When Shepherd's volley was cleared off the line by Aaron Pride it cannoned off MATT BLAKE and flew into the net. What a glorious OG.... !!

Referee Stu Richardson had a good game in the middle, although the penalty he awarded to Belper on 34 for handball looked a little harsh.  No matter - Adam Walker's spot kick was not the best effort you'll ever see and Jenkinson dived to his left to push away.

CARDWELL added the only other goal of the game in the 41st minute, drilling across Andy Richmond from the corner of the box after he was played in by Keir Hannity.      H-T 0-2

Kev had a cuppa at half-time -- waxing lyrical over the brew..mind you, the chip cob he'd bought earlier also received his seal of approval, although it didn't seem to last very long!!

Always great to have words with Mr. Waite about all things Yerkshire -  but one thing we have to agree on is that Rob in Da Hood is from Nottinghamshire - never mind naming an obscure Yerkshire airport after the legendary character  - the proof is below!!!  Rob In Da Hood is alive and well in and was spotted in Teversal, situated in Gods' glorious county - Nottinghamshire!!

Rob in Da Hood

No notes were taken during the second half -  I was enjoying the banter far more than the game.  Belper's rather lack-lustre performance and their inabilty to break down Parkgate's defence made the outcome inevitable -- so we have NCEL Prem v NCEL Prem in the final........not ideal for clubs in the same division to play each other pre-season - but this is a final and the silverware and medals are their to be won... F-T 0-2

Attendance 91
Admission £2