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Weekend Review Chadderton Park Sports Club
Monday 24th September 2018 @ 13:28 by Mark Phillip
Tameside Saturday league
Chadderton Park under 19’s Eagles suffered their second defeat of the season losing 4-0 at home to Heyside. The Eagles came into the game with a make shift team with eight players missing. The Eagles gave a dogged battling defensive display in the first half and the deadlock and the Eagles resistance was finally broken mid-way through the first half when Heyside were awarded a debatable penalty which was converted. Heyside scoring a second goal on the stroke of half time.
The second half was an end-to-end display of attacking football from both teams, unfortunately the Eagles couldn’t convert their chances as Heyside found the net twice more in the second half.  
North Bury League
It was derby day in the North Bury League with Chadderton Park under 15’s Phoenix taking on the Lions and it certainly didn’t disappoint the neutral. Phoenix started the better but the Lions took the lead as Antonis Koiloropoluos powered through and rounded the keeper. Phoenix levelled as Reece Owen converted a penalty he won. 1-1
Lions woke up and two Kieran Akehurst strikes gave what looked like a match winning lead but with eight minutes to go the Lions had a counter attack broken up and a good pass was finished well by Drew Cunningham. Lions had a man sent off and it was backs to the wall and the pressure told as Drew Cunningham levelled from five yards out as the Lions defence asked for offside.
Lions had a Dan Leeming header well saved with the last touch of the game.
Honours even and a fair result.
Chadderton Park under 13’s Cobras progressed to the next round of the Under 13’s League Cup with a penalty shoot-out win at home to Elton Leopards.
In a great advert for grassroots football the game was superbly played and very respectfully by both teams.
What a performance from the Cobra’s, playing with a bare 11 the effort from each and every lad was superb to see running, driving forward time and time again and all that was missing was the finish. The ball was dealt with at the back when needed and it was great to see the lads stand tall and take responsibility and ownership of the ball. Overall Chaddy were the strongest team and were very unlucky not to be two or three in front at the end of the game. After a strength sapping game the teams in the end could not be split and so it was the lottery of penalties. It was great to see five lads step forward with no hesitation when asked for volunteers. The lads stood as a team strong and encouraged each other and progressed to the next round.
East Manchester Junior Football League – Sunday
Chadderton Park under 12s Griffins reached the next round of the Under 12’s League FA Primary Cup with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win away at Woodley Albion after the game had finished 1-1. Alex Henshaw putting the Griffins into a first half lead. Goalkeeper Harry King making three great saves in the second half. Woodley scored a late equaliser to take the game to penalties. Two great saves from Harry King in the shoot-out saw the Griffins through.

Chadderton Park under 15’s Lions reached the second round of the Under 15’s League Primary Cup with a 6-1 win at home to Uppermill with goals coming from a Tom Cassidy hat-trick, a Kristian Walker brace and David Osiobe.
North Manchester Girls League
Chadderton Park under 14’s Girls were unfortunate to lose their opening game of the season losing 2-0 away at Ashton Pumas, the girls were fantastic with the ball with some great passing and movement but couldn’t make their possession count.
County Cup
Chadderton Park under 14’s Girls reached the next round of the County Cup with a 3-1 win at home to Urmston with a cracking team effort following Saturday’s defeat against Ashton Pumas. The girls listened to the advice they were given and every single one of them put a shift in. The defence of Amy Gregory, Charlotte Whitehead, Charlotte Quarmby and Emma Ellis were solid at the back. The two Charlotte’s had a great understanding of each other and played some great passes. Girl of the game Emma Ellis mopped up any danger that was coming her way. ‘Keeper Amy Tapper made some great saves and her distribution was good. Central midfielders Poppy Moorhouse and Heidi Sheldon worked really well together linking up the defence with attack superbly. Anna Keeling and Annie Taylor ran riot for most of the game, causing the Urmston defence loads of problems as did Jenna Ford on the right hand side. Jenna too worked hard up and down helping the defence when needed. Probably the most versatile player, Katie Bowers, scored two real classic poachers goals. Second half and Emily Parsons came on upfront and considering she has just come back from injury did really well and was unlucky not to be on the score sheet. Poppy deservedly scored the third late in the second half with a bit of a goal mouth scramble, the ball landed at her feet and she struck the ball from 18 yards out. A great game to watch and a well-deserved win.
Chadderton Park under 18’s Lionesses were unfortunate to bow out of the County Cup on Saturday when they lost 5-3 away at Davyhulme Park.
The first 10 minutes produced a goal for both teams. Lucy Reeves equalised on eight minutes after good work from 
Rhea Horner.
The home side took the lead on 18 minutes with an excellent volley and made it 3-1 after 31 minutes with a goal that could have been avoided.
3-1 down at half time was definitely not the story of the game, as the Lionesses had chances of their own.
A couple of tactical tweaks and a firm rocket of confidence and they were good to go.
On 55 minutes the Lionesses pulled one back as the lively Rhea had a cross/shot that deflected in off the full back. 10 minutes later and the Lionesses were deservedly level as a Leigha Cook drive from 20 yards found the bottom corner.
The Lionesses then continued to create chance after chance but it was looking like it could be one of those days in front of goal.
However, two quick fire goals against the run of play on 75th and 77th minutes sent the Lionesses crashing out but with the Lionesses only having 11 players available they were unlucky not to get something out of the game.
By Andy May