Weekend Review Chadderton Park Sports Club
Monday 30th April 2018 @ 10:36 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Tameside Saturday League:

Chadderton Park under 17’s Eagles suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to league leaders AFC Stanley in hard fought entertaining game. With both teams creating chances in the first half it was Stanley who converted their chances to take a 3-0 lead at half time, with Eagles striker Brandon Reavey hitting the post late in the first half and Bailey Davis failing to convert a long range strike from the right wing with the goal gaping. The second half was a different story with the Eagles starting strongly.
They didn’t have to wait long, five minutes after the start a great ball from Dylan Whittingham set Kade May off on a great run. He beat two players before playing the ball back to Whittingham who fired the ball home past the keeper to make it 3-1.
In the 71st minute it was 3-2 when substitute Michael Cassidy made a great run into the Stanley box and using his strength held off the challenge of the Stanley defender to fire home into the bottom corner past the diving keeper.
The Eagles pushed for the equaliser and a superb corner late on in the game from Kade May was met by head of Sam Foy but the ball hit the post and the Eagles ran out of time.

North Bury League:

It was Derby Day in the Under 13’s North Bury League Cup semi-final with the Griffins taking on the Lions.
The Lions started brighter right from kick off and it was no surprise that they went 1-0 up whilst the Griffins struggled to play their trademark passing football game. The goal seemed to wake them up though and the Griffins suddenly started bringing the ball down and doing what they do best.
Ollie Havens slotted home a brilliant goal on the rebound after a great strike from Kamen Ray to make it 1-1 and this was swiftly followed by fantastic goals from Callum Jones and Ollie Havens to make it 3-1 at half time to the Griffins.
The Lions however were not ready to lie down and within 15 minutes of the restart it was 3-3, the final 15 minutes were great for the neutral as the Lions hit the post and the Griffins had two goal line clearances but no one could get the winner and it finished 3-3 and onto the dreaded penalty shoot out.
The first six penalties saw the Lions lead 2-1 and with the shoot-out at 3-3, the Lions stepped up and only had to score but Griffins Keeper Adam Williamson stood tall and pulled off a fantastic save and take it to sudden death.
It was nail-biting stuff as some amazing penalties were scored and it was soon 7-7, the Griffins scored to make 8-7 before the pressure got to the Lions player who blazed the ball high over the bar to send the Griffins through to the final.

Chadderton Park under 12’s Cobras enjoyed a god 2-0 win away at Woodbank Blacks.
The Cobras opened the scoring when a corner that was cleared fell at the feet of Kyle Chorlton who drilled the home to make it 1-0. There were plenty of chances for both teams and some alert goalkeeping from Alfie Taylor who raced off his line twice to command the ball kept Woodbank from scoring and the score remained 0-0 at half time.
The Cobras dominated in the second half but were unable to take their chances. However, just before the end Jac Smith smartly spun his man and finished in the top right corner to make it 2-0.

Chadderton Park under 12’s Dragons had a convincing 5-0 win away at Bridge Eagles.
The Dragons took an early lead after some impressive midfield play saw the ball played to Daniel Whyatt who fired home to make it 1-0.
It was 2-0 when some great play down the right saw a low cross from Daniel Whyatt turned into his own net by a Bridge defender to make it 2-0 at half time.
The Dragons continued to dominate in the second half and Lewis Newton fought to win the ball back, he squared it to Joe Cunningham who unleashed an unstoppable strike from 25 yards to make it 3-0.
The fourth came shortly after with the same partnership of Lewis & Joe working together for Joe to grab his second to make it 4-0.
Jack Wright hitting the post after a weaving run just seemed to make the Dragons more determined to push for a fifth.
Daniel Whyatt obliged as he rounded off the day as it started by forcing the ball home and giving the Dragons a well-deserved 5-0 away win.

East Manchester Junior Football League – Saturday:

Chadderton Park under 14s Dragons enjoyed a good 4-1 win against Delamere.
The Dragons went 2-0 up within the first twenty minutes and they went in 2-1 up at half time.
Two further goals in the second half saw the Dragons win with a deserved 4-1 victory,  goals coming from Saja Manafa, Harrison Fairclough, Abdullah Cheema and Carlos Santos.

East Manchester Junior Football League – Sunday:

Chadderton Park under 14s Lions suffered a disappointing 7-0 defeat away at Heyside.
The Lions suffered two early injuries and never recovered. Three individual errors were punished and Heyside went 3-0 up at half time.
The Lions started the second half well but were undone with long balls over the top time and time again. The Heyside keeper making save after save to keep the Lions at bay.

North Manchester Girls League:

Chadderton Park U17 Lionesses drew 2-2 during their midweek game against Crompton in an excellent advert for ladies football.
In deceiving windy conditions it was testament to both sides with the football on show.
Crompton were ahead with little over 60 seconds on the clock with long a range strike. The head wind certainly hampered the Lionesses game as they struggled to get into any real rhythm. 1-0 became 2-0 on 26 minutes with another well taken goal.
Kaitlyn Tindall playing up front on her own was unlucky not to get on the score sheet in the first half with her tireless performance.
A half time confidence pep talk and change of formation to 3-4-3 paid dividends as the second half was a different story. The passing, tackling, closing down and work rate was first class. Three minutes into the second half and Kaitlyn was rewarded for her effort with a well taken strike after some good closing down by Leigha Cook.
The Lionesses showed belief now and on 59 minutes a pin point pass from Alysia Brown found Sophie Gowers who lifted the ball over the keeper and tapped in.
The back three of Lorna-Jo Holt, Aaliyah Morton and the excellent Jade Kilduff were superb as a unit defending like their lives depended on it. Behind them in goal Aimee Brierley made at least half a dozen crucial saves over the course of the game.
Alysia and Leigha controlled the central midfield area and Rhea Horner ‘s pace was effective in both attack and defence.
Both teams pushed for a winner but, over the course of the game, a winner would have been cruel.
Aimee was named girl of the game by the opposition for her saves but every player was worth of the accolade.
Cameron Eastwood, Megan Shaughnessy, Tara Ellaby, Lucy Reeves & Ella Chester weren’t involved in any of the match report action but deserve a mention as the Lionesses coach was proud of all 14 players.

By Andy May