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MATCH REPORT: Linby Colliery FC 2 – 4 Teversal

Church Lane saw six goals, two penalties, and two red cards, on an action-packed afternoon.


Central Midlands Alliance League Premier South – August 5

Church Lane hosted the opening game of the news season in the Central Midlands Alliance League South on Saturday August 5, hosts Linby, led by Matt Peberday, welcomed local rivals Terversal, managed by Callum Harris, and it would see six goals, two penalties, and two red cards, on an action-packed afternoon.  

Following a fast start from both sides, the deadlock was broken a little over ten minutes into the game, referee Mark Sutton pointing to the spot after Jack Walker, in the home goal, was adjudged to have brought down the opposition striker, Danny Fletcher stepping up to despatch the penalty (0-1; 12 mins).

Just before the half hour mark, Linby had their first, real chance of the game, Josh Wass with a ball over the opposing full-back to Connaire Seery whose cross met by 16-year-old, Ashdon Bernard, the resulting shot being blocked on the line.

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The equaliser, following a good spell of possession for the hosts, arrived just after the half-hour mark; Jamie Thomas’s ball was bound for Seery but the visiting shot-stopper, Joe Parker, came out to head away, but only as far as teenager Bernard, who showed composure and skill to chest the ball down, and lob Parker from full 25 yards (1-1; 31 mins).

Shortly before the interval and both sides were reduced to ten men when Wass was brought down by Fletcher, who proceeded to strike the home player, Fletcher seeing red by referee Sutton, then, in the ensuing melee, the hosts had Seery red-carded, and Wass booked (1-1; 39 mins).

With the game ticking towards the interval, Sean Craven volleyed the ball across Parker’s box for Bernard at the back post, the youngster, sliding in, puts his effort narrowly wide as the sides go in level, in both score, and red cards.

HT – Linby CW 1 Teversal 1

Shortly after the restart and the hosts would have an early opportunity to take the lead themselves, however, and following a corner, Wass would see his goal-bound header come back off Parker’s crossbar, whilst ten minutes later Craven sent a free-kick narrowly wide of goal as the hosts put on some pressure.

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Substitution, Linby CW – Rory Smith on, Sanousi Ibrahim off (59 mins)

Substitution, Teversal – Blake Vincent on, Matt Frewer off (62 mins)

Substitution, Teversal – Kurtis Bamford on, Ethan Graves off (65 mins)

Substitution, Linby CW – Tobias Richardson on, Tom Williams off (67 mins)

Substitution, Teversal – Isaac Potter on, James Whitmore off (74 mins)

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Substitution, Teversal – Harry Topliss on, Liam Carver off (82 mins) 

A late flurry though would see the hosts throw away a slender lead they had gained, with a little over quarter of an hour remaining, that goal, which put them 2-1 ahead, arriving shortly after Bernard had sent a 30-yarder wide of goal; a Linby corner and, having only been on the field less than a minute, substitute Dylan Walker headed the hosts in front (2-1; 71 mins).

That goal however seemed to spark the visitors to life as two goals in a matter of minutes spun the contest on its head, substitute Isaac Potter scoring twice after coming on in the 74 minute for James Whitmore; the same player would wrap up his hat-trick, inside ten minutes, with a little over five minutes remaining, firing home the visitors’ second penalty of the game, and putting the seal on an away win (75 mins, 78 mins, 84 mins; 2-4).  

Linby, it is now back to the drawing board, and another local affair, this time Mansfield Hosiery Mills visit Church Lane on Saturday 12 August, KO 15:00

LINBY CW – Jack Walker, Tom Williams, Ethan Fells, Sanousi Ibrahim, Jamie Thomas, Josh Wass (capt), Ashdon Bernard, Connor Gillan, Connaire Seery, Sean Craven, Mason Moore

(subs – Rory Smith, Dylan Walker, Tom Coupe, Tobias Richardson, Jamie Bogg)

TEVERSAL – Joe Parker, Sam Buckton, Matt Frewer, Ethan Graves, Jake Allen, Robbie Savage, Jason Heppell, Connor Bower (capt), Danny Fletcher, Liam Carver, James Whitmore

(subs – Kurtis Bamford, Alex Buttery, Harry Topliss, Isaac Potter, Blake Vincent)

Att: 59

Match Officials – Mark Sutton, Michael Parr, Kieran Widdowson

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