Not been to Teversal for a while, but with the home team doing ok in the division and having heard and read some good things about Cleethorpes Town, we made the short journey to Carnarvon Street in the hope of catching some decent football.
We weren't disappointed either - Cleethorpes began the game on fire, and took the game to their hosts right from the off - and could have been ahead after just 15 seconds in Clee's no.10 Ricky Belding's shot had have been a little more accurate.
I had been advised to keep an eye on Towns Jack Richardson, but it was Jack Debnam that caught the eye. The lad is only about five foot nothing, but he was all over the shop and won most of the headers he competed for.
Despite their early dominance, Cleethorpes went behind on 16 to a goal that they should have prevented. It came from a corner from the left and the visiting defenders all watched rooted to the spot as the ball found KRIS WITCOMBE at the far stick, and the Tevie skipper made no mistake from close range. Kev captured the goal in a sequence of shots:
The goal was totally against the run of play, but after watching Hucknall Town regularly this season, we know only too well what can happen if you fail to clear your line.
The Owls didn't let the goal phase them overmuch, and were soon back on terms. A corner from the left headed into the net by JACK DEBNAM - the smallest player on the pitch allowed space at the near post to steer the header home. Again, Kev caught the goal in a sequence of pics :
Didn't take any notes at all in the second half - not because the game wasn't note-worthy - it was so bloody cold that I couldn't bring myself to take my hands out of my pocket. Got to give Kev credit - his fingers were blue from holding the camera in the first half. No surprise the camera also stayed away in the second period!!
The game finished 1-1 and as we headed home, we were both full of praise for both teams. A draw was a fair result and Teversal more than held their own against a team currently lying third in the table.
Programme £1 ( usual excellent production)