A couple of howlers cost toothless Teversal dear in an entertaining game against Newark Flowserve in the Premer Division of the East Midlands Counties League.
Both sides played some good football, and Teversal certainly weren’t disheartened ahead of their big FA Vase tie at Belper United this Sunday. So it was a shame that the 2-0 win for Newark revolved around the mistakes.
The first, according to the home side, was made by the assistant referee, who flagged for a 37th minute penalty to the visitors, even though striker Callum Smith appeared to slip as he was challenged by defender James Travis. Goalkeeper Rio Alberry did well to get his hand to Sam Agar’s powerful spot-kick, but couldn’t prevent it nestling in the net.
However, Alberry was to blame for the second costly blunder of the afternoon in the first minute of the second half when he failed to gather Jamie Lloyd’s innocuous 20-yard shot and let the ball slip through his hands and legs and trickle over the line.