With Kev doing something called "DIY", I was left to travel to the Grange on my own ... met up with Spirite hopper Chris Marsh and Brian "Big Issue" Dennett inside the ground. What started off as a balmy August evening ended up a bit on the chilly side......glad for the sweat shirt and fleece -- some brave, hardy souls had just t-shirts and those short, shrunken trousers on ..... not warm enough for that apparel tonight -- bless !!!
Ryan Atkins had the first real chance of the game on 11 minutes, but after great work to create a shooting opportunity, the young man fired hopelessly wide of Lewis Naylor's goal from 12 yards out.
A series of corners for the home team culminated in the games first goal on 16. Colin Cockerill fired the corner in from the left and DANNY SWALES met the ball with a bullet header that gave Naylor no chance.
Teversal doubled their advantage after 34 minutes, when Ryan Atkins robbed an advancing defender and raced towards the Hallam goal line. He managed to pick out ROB COLLINS in the 6 yard box, and the no. 9 just managed to slide in and bundle the ball home. H-T 2-0
Hallam made two changes at the break, Julian Lawrence and Danny Wiltshire replacing Matt Holmes and Leigh Warriner, and immediately looked a more settled side. They attacked relentlessly, but the Tevie defence stood firm, and keeper Jonno Wilson was in great form, catching everything that was fired into the area.
16 year old DANNY WILSON entered the game on 75, and the Academy player grabbed the third goal for the home team with just a couple of minutes to play. After great work by Mark Robinson, who picked out Wilson superbly, the youngster showed great composure and no little ability in lifting the ball over Naylor from 12 yards out.
Hallam grabbed a consolation on 90, DANNY WILTSHIRE chipping Wilson, but it was too little to late for the Yorkshire outfit, and Teversal advance to the next round of the competition. F-T 3-1