TEVERSAL pipped Rothwell Corinthians 1-0 in a very close home friendly on Saturday.
Boss Jamie Hudson may have expected better from his charges, but again they looked solid at the back and, had the passing been better, the home side could have turned in a more comprehensive scoreline.
In the end the game was decided from an excellent individual effort on 64 minutes when Jez Mitchell picked the ball up out on the right before cutting in to fire a fierce left foot effort that beat the Corithians’ keeper with its pure force.
l The decision by Retford United to call off Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Rainworth MW has been described as a ‘blessing in disguise’ by the Wrens.
Rainworth managers Lee Wilkinson and Billy Millar decided against trying to arrange an alternative fixture after seeing their side held to a 3-3 draw at Central Midlands League neighbours Clipstone Welfare on Tuesday night.
It was a match in which no quarter was given, and was reminiscent of the ding-dong battles when the two clubs were arch-rivals, first in the Notts Alliance and then in the Central Midlands League.
Meanwhile Rainworth are on the lookout for another goalkeeper after the retiring Mark Hales’ projected successor Joe McCormack suffered a broken elbow at work this week.
McCormack is likely to miss at least the first six weeks of the new season, and although former Glapwell keeper Neil West has also signed, his work commitments mean he cannot always be available.
l Glapwell started their pre-season programme with a hard-working 4-3 victory over Rainworth Reserves at Kirklington Road, Lee Easom (2), Kye Martey and Yogi Depass for Glapwell.