Teversal destroy Rossington 5-0 after impressive display

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Teversal put in another impressive performance on the road and recorded yet another equally impressive result against a Rossington side that did the double over the Tevie Boys last season.

Dominating from the off, it took until the eighth minute to produce the first notable opening for the visitors when Dickinson fed a neat through ball that released Dave Cockerill who attempted lob over the advancing Appleby but the effort was under hit and the Rossington Keeper was happy to gather the weak effort.

The next effort was only four minutes later after the home side had kept the visitors at bay until Dave Cockerill delivered a free kick that caused mayhem in the 6 yard box with one of the Rossington defenders managing to clear the danger.

Just after the quarter an hour Rossington came the closest they was going to when Mirfin’s delivered a free kick the beat Herring in the Teversal goal, but the bar came to the Keepers rescue as the effort clipped the bar.

Teversal’s dominance was finally rewarded when Meachan who made an impressive debut, advanced in to the 18 yard box to evade the attentions of Billam’s and when he rounded Appleby looking to slot home into the empty net, Appleby’s desperate attempt to grab the ball saw the Keeper trip Meachan leaving the Referee no option to award a penalty and dismiss the Keeper.

David Holvey stepped up to the task of keeping the penalty from Dave Cockerill, but the fierce strike gave the stand-in Keeper no chance.

With Teversal dominating before the sending off, the pressure of Mitchell down the left flank and the developing understanding down the right flank between Meachan and Harcourt was being a constant thorn in the Rossington side, so it was no surprise when a corner was won from this source with Colin Cockerill driving his cross in to danger area that invited Kris Witcombe to powerfully head home to make it 2-0 on 27 minutes.

Dickinson again worked the ball to Harcourt again found Meachan who produced an inviting cross to the back stick, but Oli Wood couldn’t accept the invite and put the effort high and wide of the target, with the passing move deserving the reward of goal.

The same could be said shortly after when a patient build up was quickened up when Dave Cockerill played a defence splitting ball to pick out the timely run of Atkins who fired an effort that left Holvey stranded as it flew past the stand-in Keeper but smacked against the bar.

Credit must go to Rossington for defending under the constant pressure and when they did manage some possession they showed they could be a threat if the visitors were to take their foot of the pedal.

However any hopes of any comeback were put even further back after only two minutes of start of the second period, when Mitchell had done well down the left flank and when the ball was only half cleared from his cross it fell to the impressive Dickinson who picked up the loose ball, taking one touch and then firing the ball into the bottom corner to make it 3-0.

Holvey was tested again when Mitchell fired in an effort that was well saved and then reacted to deny Oli Wood who was quick to seize on the rebound. Holvey again denied Wood when Col Cockerill’s searching ball sent the striker clear, but again the Custodian was alert and made a classy double save.

A number of subs were made and a further debut was given to Danny Wood for Teversal with the pacey player making an immediate impact when Atkins worked the ball out to Wood who cut in to fire an effort marginally wide of the target.

On 65 minutes Billam’s had a strong individual run that saw Herring called into to action for the first time in the second period, with the Teversal Keeper alert to make a solid save.

The response from Teversal was to play the ball around until Dickinson picked out a well weighted pass to Dave Cockerill who when given time and space in the opponents penalty area normally leads to a goal, and the Tevie Skipper didn’t fail to deliver and made it 4-0 on 79 minutes.

Danny Wood shown he was desperate to get on the score sheet, so when fellow Sub Parkes played the ball out to his team mate, Woods cut in and unleashed an un-saveable effort that swerved and dipped leaving Holvey no chance of stopping it becoming 5-0 on 84 minutes. The host had one final effort when Rodgers through ball found Thornton whose strong run and shot beat Herring, but also went the wrong side of the post.

Obviously the sending off was a big factor in the game, but credit to the Tevie Boys for their professional approach to maintain their best ever start to a Baris Northern Counties East League campaign.

Two massive games in the next seven days see a trip on Wednesday (12/09/2012) to Cleethorpes Town in the Baris Northern Counties East League Division One fixture, then on Saturday a trip to Nottingham to face Greenwood Meadows in the FA Carlsberg Vase Second Qualifying Round.

ROSSINGTON MAIN: Lee Appleby, Tom Harte, Brad Billam, Jonathan Mirfin, Stuart Rodgers, David Holvey, John Tunney (Richard Spears 68), Danny Taylor, Adam Wisdom (Scott Maughan 59), Tom McLaughlin, Ben Clark (Dean Thornton 63). Subs Not Used – Chris Hanson.

TEVERSAL: Danny Herring, Will Harcourt, Danny Claridge, Colin Cockerill, Kris Witcombe, Gary Atkins, James Meachan, Sean Dickinson, Oli Wood, Dave Cockerill, Eli Mitchell. Subs Not Used – Jamie Hudson, Jamie Goodacre.

REFEREE: Steven Holroyd, West Yorkshire.


SCORERS: David Cockerill 22pen, 79min, Kristian Witcombe 28min, Sean Dickinson 48min, Daniel Wood 84min.

MAN OF MATCH: Rossington Main: David Holvey. Teversal: Sean Dickinson.