Teversal crash as friendlies hot up

Rainworth MW v Shirebrook pre-season action.
Rainworth MW v Shirebrook pre-season action.
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Visitors Belper Town ran out 5-0 winners over Teversal in the Carnarvon Street sunshine in front of a crowd of 103 on Saturday.

Jon Froggatt put the Nailers in front on 17 minutes, receiving the ball from out wide, swivelling on the penalty spot and slotting the ball past Brooks in the Teversal goal.

That advantage was doubled eight minutes later when a Mark Ward free kick from just outside the area found the back of the net.

Teversal forced a save out of Low in the Belper goal from a free kick which had the Nailers custodian at full stretch to tip over the crossbar.

But just before the break Simon Harrison made it 3-0 after a defensive error let him tap home.

Belper made seven changes at the break while Teversal introduced their subs seemingly randomly throughout the second period.

The home side looked to be holding out, but with five minutes left Kieran Wells popped up with two goals inside a minute to give the scoreline the look of a rout.

Over at Kirklington Road, Rainworth MW lost their home friendly with neighbours Shirebrook Town 1-0.

Danny Wiltshire got the goal midway through the first half amid a scramble, Wiltshire first to the ball when it was cleared off the line.

AFC Mansfield’s home friendly that was postponed on Saturday against Selston has been re-arranged for tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm).

Admission is £3 adults, £2 concessions. There will be a programme available for the game and Bullys Tea Bar will be open.