West Weekend Round up
The first team made it six wins in a row as they defeated Winsford United on a warm day at the Barton Stadium. Despite falling behind to an early goal from former West player Dave Short, Ben Steer levelled from Josh Tinker’s cross to make it 1-1 at the break. Declan Rydings added his first goal for the club moments in the second half before Tom Bailey secured all three points in stoppage time. West remain in 6th.
At Brookburn Road, the Reserves were victorious over Halebank as they won 4-1. Goals from Jason McDermott, James Tootle, Jonny Pozier and Georgi Whyment lifted the Reserves to 9th in the Cheshire League One.
The result of the weekend came on Sunday as the Women’s team advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Manchester Women’s Challenge Cup with a 10-1 win over Flixton Juniors. Early goals from Nat Callaghan and Leigh McFadyen put West up early but they were held to a lead of one in a labour first half. The changes were rang at half time as West ran riot with Elizabeth Livesey and Amayah Hanley both netting hat-tricks early in the second half. Rounding off the scoring were Shauna Edmondson and Chaneece Reeves to send West into the next round with an emphatic score.
The draw will be made for the next round on Friday at 3:30pm.
The weekend got off to a terrific start as the Under-11’s won 8-2 away at Benchill Celtic Inter.
Rory Casey-Wright led the way with a four-goal haul with Kaylum Hepburn netting a brace. Sam Maher and Morgan Scot also got on the score sheet. There were also noticeable displays from Lewis Heald and Gabriel Lansley in defence as West advanced into the next round of the U11 Autumn Champions Festival RED.
The Under-10s came away with a hard fought 2-1 win at Wythenshawe Amateur Leopards in the League Cup at Hollyhedge. Goals from Ted Christen and George Roskell were both assisted by the impressive Isaac Marshall. However, they were helped by a player of the match performance from the astonishing goalkeeping of Jacob Williams.
The Under-12 Magpies slipped to their third defeat of the season as they narrowly went down 4-2 at home to Urmston Meadowside United. A tight first half finished, unusually for a West side, 0-0. With minds still in the dressing room West fell asleep twice as Urmston raced into a two-goal lead. Good character from the Magpies saw them get back into the game through Jack ‘The Hit Man’ Howarth and then a delightful finish from Josh Fookes clipping over the keeper 1st time on the run.
However defensive lapses cost West dearly as the visitors scored twice more to collect the victory.
In a score-line very much in keeping with the club’s current footballing style the Under-12 Badgers won their first league game of the season defeating South Manchester Sports away 6-5!
The score-line didn’t reflect Badgers dominance who, despite depleted ranks and a make shift defence, worked hard as a team and dug in to earn victory. Some fantastic wing play and incisive passing saw Isaak Hynes collet a four-goal haul with Joel Longworth and Kayden Power also amongst the scorers.
Rounding off the weekend, the Under-14s were beaten 3-1 at home to Old Stretfordians Phoenix.
West’s goal was scored by Tom Bentall from a Ben Solomon free kick. The 14s dominated the first half and were within a whisker of going 2-0 up but went into the half level thanks to a penalty. It was a tight 2nd half with very few chances but Stretfordians took the lead and then extended that lead thanks to an own goal. Despite the result, the 14s were commended by watching West club members for their style of play.