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Weekend Review Chadderton Park Sports Club
Monday 9th April 2018 @ 09:52 by Mark Phillip

Tameside Saturday League:

It was Derby Day in the Tameside League with Chadderton Park under 17’s Cobras at home to Chadderton Park under 17’s Eagles in what was an extremely entertaining game.

The Cobras hit the ground running from the kick off and were awarded an early free kick in the fourth minute and from the resulting free-kick the Cobras took the lead when Max Moore shot home from close range past the Eagles keeper.

This spurred the Eagles into action and restricted the Cobras playing counter attacking football which at times worried the Eagles defence but never really tested the keeper.

The Cobras were putting up  a superb defensive display with wave after wave of Eagles attack which after 14 minutes paid off when a sublime pass from Kade May set up Aaron Eccles who fired home with a superb strike to make it 1-1.

For all the Eagles dominance throughout the game they just couldn’t find the winning goal with a superb display from the Cobra’s goalkeeper Bradley Hall who was equal to anything thrown at him, Eagles defender Sam Foy hitting a stunning 40 yard shot that had the keeper beaten all ends up but couldn’t beat the cross bar and ball bounced out, as time ran out the Eagles had a serious of corners but the Cobras defence held strong as Foy, midfielder Ben Ellis and attackers Niall Webb and Kade May all failed with superb chances as the Cobras held on for the Draw.

Bolton, Bury and District League:

Chadderton Park under 18’s were knocked out of the Bolton Cup when they lost a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 at home to Woodbank Junior FC in the Semi-Final.

The game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and Chadderton Park had the chance to win the game in normal time but missed a late penalty. Jac Bromby and Joseph Ray were on target for the Eagles.

North Bury League:

Chadderton Park under 14’s Lions had an emphatic 8-2 win away at Littleborough Yellows with a sizzling display especially with three regular defensive players missing. With two new players making their debuts including the goalkeeper and a new defensive pairing that never put a front wrong.

The Lions played football from the off and both the wingers in particular were causing all manner of problems. A well worked goal opened the scoring when Lawrence Arthur was fed from midfield and he was able to slot home to make it 1-0.

Dalton Martins made it 2-0 with a ripper of a shot and it was soon 3-0 as Adam Belwassa wriggled through to score.

It was 4-0 just before half time when superb wing play from Lewis North allowed Belwassa a simple tap in.

North made it 5-0 early in the second half and a second half hat trick by Belwassa completed the rout with Littleborough scoring their two goals in between.

Chadderton Park under 13’s Griffins kept up the pressure at the top of the North Bury Premier League with a superb 7-3 win away at Ramsbottom United. The Griffins played some brilliant football on a mud bath of a pitch with the Griffins goals coming from James Litten (2), Ollie Havens (2), Kamen Ray, Callum Jones and Jacob May.

Chadderton Park under 12’s Dragons reached the Semi Finals of the North Bury Under 12’s Cup with a 3-1 penalty shoot-out win at home to Radcliffe Borough Aces after an evenly contested game finished 1-1 after normal time.

After a first half of few chances the deadlock was finally broken in the second half when Josef Cunningham was fouled in the box and Lewis Newton calmly slotted home the resulting penalty.

Radcliffe continued to push for an equaliser and deservedly got one with seconds remaining with a far post header from an excellently taken corner.

The Dragons then dominated the penalty shoot-out with penalties from Alfie McMylor, Josef Cunningham and Frank Gibbons all converting and Gibbons also making two tremendous saves to send the Dragons through.

North Manchester Girls League:

Chadderton Park U17 Lionesses lost 3-0 away at Crompton in the Round Robin League Cup with the score line flattering the home side who scored two goals in the final five minutes whilst the Lionesses pushed for an equaliser.

The Lionesses lacked a bit of self-belief and confidence in the first half. Lucy Reeves had a great chance on six minutes but the ball went just the wrong side of the post. A story that was to become all too familiar as the game went on.

On 28 minutes Crompton took the lead with their first chance of the game and the first half finished 1-0 to Crompton.

In the second half Ella Chester brought a fine save from the home keeper when striking from 25 yards. Lucy Reeves, Saskia Baxendale and Kaitlyn Tindall all had chances that narrowly went wide. Alysia Brown had a scrambled effort saved on the line and then Megan Shaughnessy brought another fine save from the keeper.

Lucy then hit the post after another scrambled effort which summed up the lack of luck in front of goal.

Crompton then rubbed salt into the wound by scoring two late breakaway goals.

Chadderton Park U13 Girls suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to SK Vipers.

The girls started off a bit slow in the first half but had the majority of the possession and a few great chances to go ahead. SK though defended well and used their top striker with great affect. At half time SK were 2-1 up with the Park goal coming from the refs girl of the game Anna Keeling who again was excellent.

In the second half Chadderton Park came out all guns blazing with chance after chance going astray, how Park didn’t score another were not sure but the girls really did give it their all. SK scored another with a long ball to their striker who slotted it home to make it 3-1.

By Andy May