It’s been a mixed return to Central Midlands League South action for Nottinghamshire outfit, Teversal, drawing one and losing two in the league, but achieving progression in the Buckingham Insurance League Challenge Cup has afforded food for thought.
Defeats to Clay Cross Town and Graham Street Prims, in late January, early February, and a goalless draw away to Holbrook St Michaels in their last outing, has seen the club drop to eighth in the table, however, that BILC success means much to the club.
However, having been relegated to the CML South after a disastrous campaign last time out, in the Northern Counties East, Tevie, and their young striker, Cameron Pinnick, are itching to get back, and prove themselves.
The striker, who’s bagged thirteen in twenty-ne outings thus far this campaign, is thankful for the support around him.
Having played for the clubs’ under 18s, reserves, and now first team, he’s been through and seen a lot at the club, both on the field, and behind the scenes.
“I was at Teversal as a junior, initially, but returned to club about four years ago now,” began the 20-year-old Pinnick.
“It has been pretty good this season, especially after how last season went.
“That was really hard, and things didn’t really work out as a team, and it got to the point where we were expected to lose every game.
“It was certainly pleasing to hear the final whistle on the last day of the season.”
The season began well also, for club and striker, Pinnick notching a hat-trick in an opening day, 4-0 routing, of fellow Notts club, Nottingham; this was followed by a 3-2 win over Mansfield HM and a goalless draw with Ashland Rovers.
Form though has been a little mixed, Tevie always, at some point, being pegged back but, although they suffered defeat in the County Cup, when away to West Bridgford, it was a ‘highlight’ that could have been so much more.
“Callum (Harris) he just told us (before the season began) how it is, and how he wanted us to be,” continued Pinnick, when looking back at the early stages of the current campaign.
“We just needed to just keep pushing, and do our best.
“I do feel as though we’ve got a lot still do, but we’ve done reasonably well apart from October, when we were drawing more than we were winning (four draws from five games).
“The West Bridgford (cup) game, we went three down early on (hosts led 3-1 at the interval), then pulled three back (Liam Bush penalty, Charlie Smith and substitute Kamau Leverock), but unfortunately, we conceded a fourth.
“That first half though, it wasn’t great, but we had a lot more chances in the second, although couldn’t deal with the long balls they put in.”
Now though, it’s all about continual progression, on and off the football field for a Teversal side hankering for promotion.
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @TeversalFC Pinnick in action (right) in a recent win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills.