by Rob McKay · 18/09/2017
It was as mixture of results for West this weekend which saw their Reserves and Women’s team return to action after the previous weather affected weekend.
It was a weekend to forget for the first team as despite goals from Nic Evangelinos and Joe Shaw they fell to a 4-2 home loss to league leaders Runcorn Town.
Elsewhere there was better news for the Reserves as they defeated Middlewich Town 3-0 away to lift themselves to mid-table. Two goals from Jonny Poizer and a third from Georgi Whyment handed the second XI their second win of the season.
West Women’s continue to make history as they recorded their second win of the season defeating NWWRFL Premier Division side Blackpool 3-2 on penalties in the SSE Women’s FA Cup following a 2-2 draw at the HASSRA Pavillion.
Jami Hodges levelled just before the hour mark for West to take the tie to extra time. Lyndsey Turner looked to have won it for West with a header in the 100th minute but Blackpool forced penalties with almost the last kick of the game.
Chaneece Reeves scored the decisive penalty as they twice came from behind in the shoot out to win 3-2 thanks to three saves from Claire Jefferson. Amy Friel and Sophie Bracegirdle also scored from the penalty spot.
The Women’s Team await the draw for the third qualifying round this afternoon.
It was a complete weekend of action for West as their junior teams entered the second week of their season in the Timperley District & Junior Football League.
Goals galore against Flixton’s Cougars
It’s an understatement to say that forwards won out as the under-11s Falcons defeated Flixton Cougars 5-4. West took an early lead after a nice passing move before Flixton took control of the game and went into the break 2-1 up.
Goals were exchanged in the second half with Flixton taking a 3-2 lead before West went ahead with Kaylum Hepburn scoring 4 and Rory Casey-Wright getting on the score sheet. Flixton didn’t give up throughout but it was a deserved close victory for the Falcons. Despite the goal flurry defender Jess White was awarded the player of the match marshalling the defence well and making loads of important interceptions and tackles.
Positive Weekend for Badgers & Magpies
The Under-12s Magpies were back to winning ways as they defeated Egerton Road Tatton 4-2. Despite going an early goal down West equalised through a Josh Fookes penalty with the youngster coolly slotting into the bottom corner. Ioannis Doulgeridis then set up Jack Haworth to make it 2-1 but the ‘pies went into the half level after a breakaway Egerton goal. In the second half the defence was required to hold firm marshalled by Kit Jordan at the back. Charlie Atkiss then responded by putting through Hayworth and there was only ever one result with the Hitman scoring. Doulgeridis earned his second assist putting through, player of the match, Haworth through for his hat-trick to wrap up a solid performance for the Magpies.
The U12s Badgers were held 2-2 with Mersey Valley Ttitans away. Goals from Aaron-Levi and Teddy. Ball as the Badgers camped inside the Titan half for opening stages in an onslaught but couldn’t put the game beyond their opponents. A free header and a deflected goal put the Titans 2-1 up at half time from their only two attacks. The Badgers were even more wasteful in second half and only a superb Giggs-style run and cross from Joel set up the equaliser. The coaches were delighted with their teams approach play with plenty to work on in the future.
Steep Learning Curve for the Under-10s and Under-14s.
It was a tough weekend for West’s 10s and 14s as both fell to heavy defeats.
The Under 10s were beaten 11-2 away to Urmston Meadowside Bilbao. They held their own for the first two 20 min periods but lost their way in final stage and provided a real lesson to up their game since promotion to a higher division. George Roskell got a goal for West whilst Player of the Match was Kofi Malik for sterling work in midfield. A special mention was also reserved for goalkeeper Alfie Horner who produced some brilliant saves.
The Under-14s were defeated 8-4 away to Sale Unted Panthers. Despite moving into a deserved early two goal lead, the 14s inability to deal with the extremely fast and deadly Sale attack saw the home side race into an unassailable lead. The 14s refused to give up and once reorganised, rallied at the end and finished the stronger side. It was a second defeat in a row for West, as they continue to be in a number of new faces.