Teversal finally end losing streak

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Teversal ended an eight game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Lincoln Moorlands.

The home side put in some positive performances in their poor run, but didn’t get the results their efforts at times deserved.

But in this entertaining game the host had the upper hand and their victory could have been far greater but for the heroics of Nathan Burrows in the visitors goal.

It was a lively start to the game by both sides, but it was the Tevie Boys who looked like scoring when two good opportunities came their way in the first five minutes, with Dave Cockerill and Robinson bringing the best out of Burrow.

Cockerill also went close when a Staniforth free-kick found its way to the striker who guided his effort against the foot of the post as the ball ricocheted to safety.

On 29 minutes Teversal took that deserved lead when Staniforth played a perfectly weighted pass into the space behind the high line of the visitor’s defence to release Birch.

Birch then calmly took the ball in his stride to calmly finish with aplomb past the stranded Burrows to release the growing frustrations to make it 1-0.

At 1-0 Moorlands had arguabley their best spell of the game and really should have at least levelled.

An excellent ball by Cragg sent Asplin through on goal but Brooks made himself big and forced the wide-man to place his effort wide of the mark.

Teversal though soon got back into their stride and a far post searching cross from Robinson was marginally too high for Birch to guide his effort on target.

Again the high line defence was exposed when Dickinson put a great throughball that released Harris, only for Burrows to make another exceptional save with his outstretched leg.

The start of the second half saw the hosts maintain their dominance that saw a goal after only two minutes of the restart.

It came due to a moment of pure class from Cockerill who received a throw in from Staniforth, before turning the full back inside out to them lay the ball back from the by-line to find Dickinson.

He calmly took the ball in his stride before hammering home from 18 yards to put a truer reflection on the game at 2-0.

Two chances in two minutes around the hour mark came Birch’s way that could have seen the score increased even more as the young striker timed his runs perfectly to them slide the ball past the advancing Burrows, but the first effort went inches wide and the second even hit the post.

Teversal was totally dominating the game with Cockerill, Dickinson and Birch all going close.

Simpson introduced his subs who had a positive impact on the game with the third goal coming when two of the three subs combined when Bates played a one two with Tobin to burst into the Moorlands penalty only for Asplin to make a last ditch challenge that brought Bates down.

Tobin stepped up and fired the perfect spot-kick into the back of the net to make it 3-0 with six minutes to play.

Next up for Tevie is two away trips, first up is the trip on Wednesday 28th January with a 7:45pm kick off.

Then the short trip on Saturday 31st January 2015 to Forest Town to face the vibrant AFC Mansfield with a 3pm kick off.

TEVERSAL: Ryan Brooks, Scott Taylor (Tom Bates 74), Paul Staniforth, Steve McGurk, Luke Pickering, Matt Langley, Aiden Harris, Sean Dickinson, Toby Birch, Dave Cockerill (Greg Tobin 68), Mark Robinson (Josh Brentnall 80). Subs Not Used – Joe Toon, Callum Pursglove.

LINCOLN MOORLANDS RAILWAY: Nathan Burrows, Ryan Moody (Roy Bescoby 45), Adam Thurston (Mathew Coe 71), Francis Harkin, Charlie Melville, Dominic Sibilsig, Alex Ekumah (Will Fry 74), Ollie Cragg, James Bingham, Andrew Gillespie, George Asplin. Subs Not Used – All Used.

REFEREE: Ricky Taylor (West Yorkshire).

ATTENDANCE: 34.

TEVERSAL MAN OF MATCH: Paul Staniforth.