Hall Road Rangers 3-0 Teversal
A first clean sheet of the season was well earned by Hall Road Rangers on Saturday as they beat Teversal FC 3-0 at Haworth Park. Rangers made the better start to the game and had an early opportunity in the 2nd minute as Alex Knaggs put a header over the bar. Knaggs subsequently gave Hall Road the lead in the 6th minute as he met a Chris Spinks set-piece delivery into the Teversal box and sent his header into the back of the net to get his 2nd goal of the season.
The visitors mainly provided a threat from set-pieces as they looked to get themselves back on level terms. As the first half went on, Hall Road carved out one or two chances to extend their lead. Lewis Andrew had an effort saved in the 34th minute and Danny Norton blazed his shot over the bar just before the break.
The second half started in dramatic fashion as Teversal were awarded a penalty. George Simpson stepped up to take it and he was denied by a fantastic save from Rangers keeper Jody Barford. There was another dangerous moment for the Rangers defence in the 56th minute when a Teversal effort went just wide.
Hall Road’s nerves were eased in the 70th minute when Danny Norton made it 2-0 as he got on the end of an Alex Knaggs cross and headed the ball home. A third goal nearly arrived a few minutes later as Chris Murray’s shot was well saved. Rangers got their third goal just before full time as substitute Harry Griffin was on hand to slot the ball home after Conner Harman’s effort came back off the post.
Hall Road boss Leon Sewell was very pleased with his side’s performance.
“I’m absolutely delighted and more so for the lads. We’ve had a bit of a rough ride recently with some uncertainty and issues with player availability. In all honesty, it’s been coming. We played Selby, North Ferriby and Hallam all back to back and that was tough going. We’ve turned the corner and hopefully, we’ve turned the screw a little bit more. I thought we were always in control of the game.
It’s two in two for Knaggsy now and he had the armband in the place of Conner and Whitty. We had Danny Norton returning to the club with a good header for his goal which he took well. Then young Harry Griffin who’s 16 coming off the bench playing out of his preferred position and he’s in the right place at the right time. I thought bringing Conner on brought us a bit of calmness. Harry slotted in where he was asked to and he’s technically a very good footballer. Young Harvie came on and again he did very well. Fair play to the three subs as they all added a bit of quality. Three really good team goals overall” Sewell concluded.
Report by: Oliver Harsley