by Matthew Durrant · 11/04/2019
Given Easter - and all the eggs that entails - is on the horizon, our Junior sides got in some games before some much needed rest. Here's Nick Syrett with our ever-excellent round-up
With Choltonite butts squeaking from all directions, fixture congestion is reaching Barton bridge levels..
Midweek mayhem-Tue 2nd April.
U13 Magpies v Urmston meds Barca
Following some clandestine manoeuvres in the murky world of mid season transfers, our home league fixture against Urmston Meds Barca looks like a dress rehearsal for an unexpected semi final against the same oppo in a few weeks time.
Hungry for revenge after an outstanding 0-7 whooping in Urmston in our performance of the season, we kicked off an hour before sunset wondering who could do it on a cold, damp Tuesday night in Chorlton.
An early period of Meds domination followed in which we also lost our midfield Duracell Bunny to a faulty hamstring. Meds deservedly took the lead soon after and looked in ominous form. Fortunately, we managed to weather the early storm though and held on.
A scrappy penalty box ping pong match was seized upon by Josh who poked home for an equaliser.
A vicious left foot shot then delivered some painful Meds and got them back ahead and into the half-time break at 1-2.
1-3 early in the second half looked to be a killer blow but a Ioanniesta through ball put in The Hitman to slot past the on rushing keeper. 2-3. Clinging on.
A freakish return chip straight from a goal kick gave them some breathing space at 2-4, and having to chase the game with the clock and daylight fading, a couple more lobs for the luckless Fin meant that it was more than just the sun going down on the evening.
Final score 2-6. A bit flattering really, but a reasonable performance against higher placed opposition.
Goals:Josh Fookes (kudos for Sub, Vomit and return) and Jack Haworth.
Potm Kit Jordan.
Thursday 4th April
Sale Utd Thunder (a)
PoM: Issak H / Paddy
Another game where the badgers were not taking the chances on offer! So proud of lads who battled to the end. Cheshire Life adverts for “Finishing School” are under consideration.
Saturday 6th April
Scorers: Sacha, Bailey (2), Jake
This great result means U9 Eagles are through to Europa final on Friday 17th May @Trafford FC. Kick off 6pm v Broadheath Spartans
Owls lost 1-5 away to Timperley Falcons. Jude Pinson scored x1. Pom Liam Hynes
Sunday 7th April
Timperley Villa (h)
Scorer: Teddy (2)
Went 1-0 up with a great free kick routine. On the stroke of half time they equalised with an own goal.
Second half they went 1-3 up, with a penalty and offside goal. The Badgers got back to 2-3 with a bullet header from teddy. We then gambled and went for it and conceded two breakaway goals 2-5.
The close losses in 7 days has deflated the camp. A good time for the easter break and some chocolate..