Two red cards help Teversal return to winning ways

A COMFORTABLE win for Teversal.
A COMFORTABLE win for Teversal.

Visitors Rossington Main had two players sent off as Teversal returned to winning ways to move back into the top ten of the Northern Counties East League’s First Division.

Red cards were shown to Ryan Hardman in the 27th minute and to Shaun Pendleton in the 74th minute, allowing Teversal to end their two-game losing run. The only regret for the home team was that they didn’t win by a more convincing scoreline which would have wiped out their negative goal-difference.

They were on top from the off, with Brad Cox having a goal disallowed for offside before the first dismissal, which followed a 50-50 challenge between Brett Watson and Pendleton. An unnecessary melee ensued, with Hardman running 20 to 30 yards to throw a punch at Watson.

A man up, Teversal continued to dominate, but had to wait until early in the second half for their deserved breakthrough. A minute after Cox had smashed a curling, dipping effort against the bar, Mark Carter turned on the edge of the area to drill home his first goal for the club.

The lead was doubled five minutes later when Cox unleashed a 30-yarder that beat ‘keeper Simon Dye all ends up. And the game was over as a contest when Pendleton, who had been booked in the earlier rumpus, received his second yellow. Watson later hit the bar with an effort from 20 yards.