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ROUND-UP Tintwistle Athletic’s weekend action
Monday 14th November 2016 @ 13:55 by Adam Higgins
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Tintwistle Athletic 1st team sailed through to the quarter finals of the Derbyshire Divisional Cup North with a 7-0 win over New Mills Development Squad.

Some great passing resulted in a great strike from Josh Stevenson to give Athletic the lead.

This did not deter New Mills, who battled hard and Ant Rodrigues had to pull off an excellent save and James Higgins saved off the line, before Josh Stevenson broke free and scored his second with a precise finish with his left foot.

Just before the break, Jack Miller headed in Athletic’s third to make it 3-0 at half time.

In the second half, Tintwistle dominated and the game was secured with a further two goals from Josh Stevenson, the sixth from Johnny Higgins and the seventh from Chris Rathburn.

Tintwistle Athletic Reserves had a slow start to their game before holding out for a 3-1 victory against Moston Brook.

Some sloppy defending allowed their quick striker to go through one-on-one to give Moston the lead. It was Sam Swann who got the equaliser, scoring with a nice goal after running past four opposition players.

Tintwistle managed to take the lead in the second half after another great goal from Sam Swann, with a similar goal to his first, taking on all the Moston defence and putting the ball in the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance.

However, Athletic managed to put the game to bed 10 minutes from the end with Jakes Knowles scoring an excellent volley from outside the box, assisted by Swann.

It wasn’t a very good week for Tintwistle’s Sunday Junior teams: their U12’s, U14’s and U16’s were knocked out of the SMJFL Challenge Cups with disappointing defeats – U12’s away at Bollington United, the U14’s at home to Juno United, and the U16’s away at Reddish Villa.

The U11 Blacks put in another superb team performance. Some great football, goals from Matteo 4, Iñigo & Luca, and a clean sheet for goalkeeper Daniel, who was named man of the match.

The U10’s had a great comeback with goals from Joe Ward and Cameron Tetlow while a rare thing happened – there were four players named man of the match: Cameron, Tyrion, Harry and Gabe.


By Alex Byrom