Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Staveley Miners Welfare 4 v Handsworth 1 - Teversal Tournament Week 1 Match 2

Teversal FC are to be commended for their recycling prowess.
This is what you call using your initiative.
Whoops! I hadn't spotted that Staveley player pissing in the
corner when I took this photograph

Tuesday 5th July 2011 at Carnarvon Street, Teversal
Teversal Tournament Week 1 Game 2
Staveley Miners Welfare (2) 4 (Shaun Tuton 7, 16, 48, 75)
Handsworth (1) 1 (Paul Turner 43)
Admission £2, Team sheet free (Thanks again Keith)
Attendance 89
Rogues gallery

Despite the fact that Staveley's keeper Adam Ledger had been kept busy during the opening exchanges, two neatly executed goals, both from inside the six yard box and both scored by Shaun Tuton, saw the Derbyshire side sitting on a two goal cushion after just sixteen minutes
Adam Ledger thwarts another Handsworth attack.

Two young sides shared an evenly contested game right up to the interval, but just when it looked as though Staveley were on course to take the two goal advantage in at the break, Paul Turner halved the arrears and gave Handsworth hope for a second half revival.
Half time pep talk

But the team from beside Sheffield Parkway's joy was short lived ... and three minutes after the restart, Shaun Tuton completed his hat trick to make the score 3-1.
Handsworth struggled on never the less and tried to make some in roads into the defecit, but Staveley were looking dangerous on the break.
It was apparent that Handsworth's luck was out on 75 minutes, when their captain Jordan Stocks lashed a dipping shot at the Staveley goal from 30 yards out. Ledger was beaten and Stocks effort had caught the defence flat footed, but it cannoned off the crossbar and away to safety.
Useful tips for aspiring footballers.
Retreat the mandatory 10 yards when defending free kicks because
the ball will hurt like hell when you get hit in the face.

Staveley's Reece Blake was the player who impressed me the most tonight, along with the instinctive striker Shaun Tuton. And it was a combination of the two that provided the Blues with a last minute goal that gave the final score a slightly flattering edge. Following some neat skill out on the wing, Blake put over an inch perfect cross, that was literally begging for Tuton to head home. Such was the quality of the cross I think even I would've fancied my chances from there.
Two other players who stood out tonight, both for Handsworth, were the diminutive Carter Mpwaya, a small, stocky midfielder who showed a lot of neat touches on the ball and had a lot of upper body strength for somebody so small ... and Chisanga Nshindano, their powerfully built centre forward.
It started raining as we were leaving at the end and there was a thunderstorm waiting to greet us back in Retford, but at least it stayed dry for the duration on the game.
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