INGLES 2-1 TEVERSAL

By David Holland

EAST MIDLANDS COUNTIES LEAGUE - PREMIER DIVISION “Losing Start For Tevie Boys ”

The host started of well with the early possession seeing them looking the most likely to opening their account. It took Ingles until the 4th minute to create an opening when Rawson was found as the extra man on the right taking the extra touch that allowed Hudson to make a block with the ball looping over debutant Louis Pryce but also the goal clipping the top of the bar on its way to a corner.
Teversal appeared to have weathered the early pressure, starting to have their share of play with their first effort on target coming midway through the first period when Shorthose held the ball up before spreading the ball out wide to Summers, Shorthose took up a position on the edge of the 18 yard box with Summers picking out the timely run from the youngster who forced Abel into his first routine save of the afternoon.
The visitors managed to take the lead on 24 minutes, Batterham closed down and nicked the ball of Tuck before attacking the penalty area before Brownet lunged to claim the ball back but mistimed his challenge and left the Referee with the simple decision to award a spot kick. Tom Batterham picked himself up to drill home to Abel's right leaving the keeper no chance.
Ingles appeared to have took the set back in their stride as the began to dominate the possession again. The opportunities were starting to flow with Woodbine producing a great cross inviting Copson to attack an opening at the near post, but the striker could only guide his effort wide of the target. On 36 minutes the scores were level, again Ingles playing the ball out wide on the right to Bowley who fired a low cross that this time Copson managed to create an opening to finish with confidence and reward the quality of the delivery to level the score. It turned out a double blow for Teversal as they lost Sam Lavelle through injury sustained when trying to prevent the goal.
The break came with the scores level, but the seeds had been sown for the second period as Ingles were playing down the slope. Within 3 minutes of the restart the host could have taken the lead when Woodbine found space behind the Tevie defence but Pryce was quick of line to narrow the angle as Ingles man draw his shot past the Keeper, but also wide of the target. The pressure was building with Ingles having numerous corners with Tuck headed effort found Copson who could only guide effort over the bar.
Bowley was starting to have some success from the right flank sending in numerous balls into the danger area with Copson looking to get on the end of them, but credit to the visitors defence that was well marshalled by skipper Greg Smith for holding fast.
On 57 minutes the Ingles pressure finally got its rewards, when that man Bowley again had time to put in a quality ball that found Woodbine on the penalty spot to produce a stunning volley that had the power and accuracy to leave Pryce with no chance as the host took a deserved 2-1 lead.
Having taken the lead, the Ingles intensity dropped a little and even though the result never looked in doubt the game became more even with the only effort of note came when Copson broke clear only to be denied by another impressive save from Pryce.
Next up for Teversal is the first home game of the season versus Shirebrook Town in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday 19th September 2020 with a 3:00pm
INGLES; Shay Abel, Adam Bowley, Mitch Woodbine, Jordan McCourt, Jack Brownet, Michael Tuck, Dean Copson, Calum Payne, Dilon Rawson. Unused Substitute; Luke Allard, Chris Sykes, Dane Sismey, Alex Davies
TEVERSAL; Louis Pryce, Joe Geeson, Kyle Bacon, Jamie Hudson, Sam Lavelle, Greg Smith, James Summers, Ben Agbakosi, Tom Batterham, Charlie Smith, Ryley Shorthose. Unused Substitute; Craig Newton, Kyle Pottage-Coleman, Zac Henson, Chris Heathcote, James Hewison.
Referee:- Aidan Murphy Assistant Referees:- Kevin Allen, Callum Teimperley. Att.; 65
Player Of The Match; Ingles; Josh Bowley, Teversal; Ryley Shorthose
Yellow Cards; Ingles; None, Teversal; None.
Red Cards; Ingles; None, Teversal; None.

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