Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Parkgate 1 v. Borrowash Victoria 1 - Parkgate won on penalties - Teversal Tournament

"The sun always shines, on Tevie"

Wednesday 11th July, at Canarvon Street, Teversal
Teversal Tournament
Parkgate (0) 1, Janni Lipka 90
Borrowash Victoria (0) 1, Rory Maxwell 67
Parkgate won 3-2 on penalties after 6 spot kicks apiece
Admission £2, Free colour team sheet courtesy of 'Benny Hill',
Attendance 58
Last years Teversal Tournament winners Parkgate, were nearly in front on 22 minutes, when Adam Sheppard chipped Steve Smith from 15 yards out, but his effort dropped narrowly over the crossbar.
Borrowash's closest attempt at taking a first half lead, was smothered by the Parkgate keeper Jamie Bailey, when David Hind and Tommy Leighton took too long deliberating between themselves, over which one of them should shoot from close range ... and a gilt edged chance was squandered.
Cue much 'effing and jeffing' from the Borrowash bench.
Borrowash Victoria took the lead of this tight game on 67 minutes when Rory Maxwell thumped the ball home from the edge of the Parkgate box on 67 minutes.
Maxwell's strike looked like it was going to be the winning goal, especially when, with just 2 minutes of the 90 remaining, Steve Smith pulled off an excellent fingertip save, to prevent Joel Purkiss equalising at the death.
But agonisingly for the Derbyshire side, with the game drawing to a close in injury time, Parkgate attacked down the left and Janni Lipka diverted the ball home through a crowded penalty area.
90 minutes 1-1.
Penalties to decide the outcome again ... woo hoo!
Trying to disguise their excitement about the penalty 'shoot out'.

Paul Gamble took the first kick for Borrowash ... you could gauge how hard he'd struck the ball, from the resonance of the resounding 'pinging' sound the ball made, as it ricocheted back off the upright. Whoops!
Elliot Simpson stepped up next ... and Parkgate were ahead.
The well rounded Rory Maxwell, beat Jamie Bailey for the second time tonight, to bring the 'shoot out' level and then Steve Smith pulled off a great save from Luke Federenko to keep it that way. "I psyched him out" joked the Borrowash keeper.
Shane Newton put Borrowash's third penalty beyond the reach of Jamie Bailey ... and everybody else at that end of the pitch ... as a Teversal volunteer scampered off out of the ground to retrieve it.
But Steve Smith then saved Jacob Walters-Lang's effort.
That's 3 kicks apiece taken and one goal apiece scored.
All very entertaining stuff, eh!?
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Steve Smith, then took the next kick himself ... and though Jamie Bailey guessed which way it was going correctly, Smith's punt squeezed past the Parkgate keepers outstretched fingers.
Danny Cardwell then 'dinked' home Parkgate's fourth effort, a neatly executed penalty, amongst a whole host of not so well taken ones.
Jamie Pawley didn't bother with a run up for his turn and Bailey saved it easily.
Joel Purkiss could have clinched the shoot out with Parkgate's fifth strike, but Steve Smith made it a 'hat trick' of saves for Borrowash (along with scoring one too), for which he deserves some credit, in spite of the dubious quality of some of the attempts to beat him.
And so, on to 'instant death', as it's called. Largesse, or what?
Paul Campbell must've thought the game was being decided with a crossbar challenge ... and as the ball bounced back off the frame of the goal, Josh Nodder knew what he had to do to win a place in the final.
Nodder hit the ball cleanly, it zipped into the back of the net and Parkgate celebrated reaching the final.
Well, at least until some of them realised that they would now miss playing in the 'big one' at home to Rotherham United this weekend.
You see, Parkgate now face Staveley Miners welfare in Saturday's final (just like they did last year), on the same day that they also have a pre season friendly arranged, at home, against Rotherham United (noon kick off).
Staveley's game at Athersley Recreation tonight, was called off.
Last year, Parkgate beat what was, in essence, almost a Staveley Under 19 side 4-1, to lift the inaugural Teversal Tournament trophy.
Staveley will be keen to make amends come 3pm on Saturday.

Next up: I'm at Rossington Main v Harworth Colliery Institute tomorrow night. A South Yorkshire v North Notts local derby.