Off the back of their FA Vase defeat to fellow NCEL outfit Parkgate, FC Humber United return to league action in an away fixture that will see Mark Maspero’s squad on the road against Mansfield outfit, Teversal in a 3pm kick-off at then Tomlin Personnel Park. Humber will begin the day in eighteenth place after collecting five points from their opening nine fixtures and will certainly have their sights firmly set on departing Mansfield with all three points, as the club aim to bolster their hopes for the current season.
Sighting our opponent’s for Saturday’s league fixture, Teversal who also bowed out of the FA Vase, after a 2-0 home defeat against, Eastwood Community FC and will perhaps look at Saturday’s fixture with a desire for points. Teversal themselves will begin the day bottom of the Northern Counties East League One after collecting a solitary point from the eight games they have played
With a run of fixtures beginning, the opportune moment has returned for FC Humber to learn from the FA Vase defeat to Parkgate FC and continue to move forward. Quoting snippets from the official history on Teversal FC, FC Humber extend an opportunity to all, in viewing a brief history of the team they face Saturday:
“A previous club, Teversal Miners Welfare, had existed in the town since the 1918, playing at the same Carnarvon Street ground as is used today, but had long since dropped to playing youth football by the time the current senior set up re-established in 1986, under the name M W Teversal. The closure of the two local collieries (Teversal and Silverhill) lead to a period of uncertainty, but the local Ashfield District Council took over the trusteeship of the complex in 1989, with the name becoming the Teversal Grange Sports and Social Centre. The football club followed suit, changing the name to Teversal Grange. A further name-change took place in 2000 when they dropped the “Grange” to become simply Teversal F.C.
Upon formation, Miners Welfare Teversal joined the Central Midlands League, winning that league’s second division in their inaugural season but dropped down to the more local Nottinghamshire Alliance in 1991. After a spell of seven years in that company, but no league titles, they re-joined the Central Midlands in its lower Premier Division. The quality of the facilities available led to promotion to the Supreme Division in 2001, where they again consolidated for a period, this time four years, again without picking up the league title. Their third place in 2004–05 was enough however to merit a further promotion, and they commenced the 2006–07 campaign in the Northern Counties East Football League Division One. The club competed in the FA Vase for the first time in 2003–04 and two seasons later they made their debut appearance in the FA Cup In 2017 they were transferred to the East Midlands Counties League.”
Tale of the Tape
When it comes to FC Humber United against Teversal FC in competitive action, the two have never previously met. Therefore, the stakes are set for both in taking an early step in the tale of the tape between the two clubs. A huge game it will be, both Humber and Teversal are very much in need of points on the board after perhaps a lacklustre start for the two.
The Saturday fixture could well be the stepping stone Humber requires to get back on track, however, the same could probably be said of Teversal FC. Only time will tell as we look forward to visiting the Tomlin Personnel Park.
Tom Devereux | Media Executive | FC Humber United