SLIDESHOW: Teversal make it five wins from five in pre-season

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Teversal FC’s final pre-season game saw a 2-1 win when Parkgate FC return to Carnarvon Street.

For the past three years the two teams have met with the away side taking the honours each time, putting Teversal 2-1 ahead in the series.

Kurtis Bamford scores his and Teversal's second during a 2-1 pre season win over Parkgate FC - Photo By James Williamson

Kurtis Bamford scores his and Teversal's second during a 2-1 pre season win over Parkgate FC - Photo By James Williamson

If things were to go to plan then Parkgate would draw level in the encounters.

A crowd of 81 people watched the game and saw Teversal take the lead through recent signing Kurtis Bamford on 22 minutes.

Almost immediately Parkgate threw everything at Teversal, forcing the home side to put themselves in the firing line for a series of shots with a triple stop by keeper, post and keeper again keeping the goal intact.

It remained 1-0 to Teversal at the break.

On 57 minutes Parkgate were back in the game with a low strike by Alex Lill that went in off the foot of the post.

However, just five minutes later the Tevie Boys were back in front.

Josh Radford challenged and beat the keeper to the loose ball and, as it trickled towards the goal line, Kurtis Bamford, whilst under pressure from a defender, slid in to make sure the ball made it over the line.

It was a fifth win from as many pre-season games as Teversal look to take that momentum into the forthcoming 2016/17 NCEL Division One season.

Their campaign begins on Saturday, August 6 against Eccleshill United (3pm kick off).

That game signals the start of three consecutive home matches for the Teversal boys.

Athersley Recreation visit on Tuesday, August 9 (7.45pm) in the second round of the NCEL League Cup.

Teversal then have an 11-day break before a return to league action, hosting Penistone Church on Saturday, August 20 (3pm kick off).

Meanwhile, Teversal’s scheduled Tuesday night trip to Ellistown and Ibstock has been postponed. The reserves are at home to Matlock Town’s Advance Development Squad (7.45pm kick off).