Tuesday 2nd August 2011 PSF
NCEL Div 1 v Evo-Stik Div 1 -- shouldn't have been a contest, and it wasn't. The gulf in class between the two teams was obvious. Despite all the Hucknall Town doom and gloom recently, they still have a very good, strong side and put Teversal to the sword, showing no mercy along the way.
We were scheduled to go to see Linby CW v Clifton, but knew the 7pm ko would cause problems - so we opted for Tevie again, mainly because we like going there!!
Arrived at the ground as the teams were shaking hands, and although no team sheet was available ( unusual for Tevie), we knew the majority of the Yellows' line-up having seen them at the weekend. A few of the Tevie faces were new to us, and it seems that they opted to play the game using a mix of first team, youth team and reserve team players. With the NCEL season kicking off this weekend, I would have expected to see the actual first eleven starting - but what do I know!
Teversal did hold out for half an hour, but some bad misses from Carl Westcarr did help the home teams cause. They were undone on 31 though, when their defence gave Nat Watson time and space to dance across the edge of the box and pick out GRANT RYAN, who hammered the ball past Jonno Wilson in the Tevie net.
|It's behind you!!|
|Great leap from Nat Watson|
Watson was proving to be very lively down the left wing, and with seconds of the half to play, the youngster raced to the goal line and fired the ball across the goal where it struck Tevie stalwart COLIN COCKERILL before nestling in the net. H-T 0-2
|Wilson left stranded after Cockerill (7) deflects the ball past him|
NICK GHISLANZONI added the third on 61, firing across Wilson after being fed by Ryan. The Yellows' fourth came in the 68th minute, CARL WESTCARR diving to head home a left wing corner.
Full back DAVID BOAFO was the unlikely scorer of the final goal of the game, when his speculative strike from 20 + yards beat Wilson, who could only watch as it looped over his head and sailed into the goal. F-T 0-5
Solid performance from Town, marred only by the injury to Mathieu Isamene. If they can get their finances in order, and keep this squad together, the coming season may not be as bad as first thought......