After a terrible few rainy weeks we finally managed to play some proper football matches this week! So here are the match reviews from the weekends games. Well done to all who played.
Timperley Villa U9 Jets vs North Trafford Athletic U9's
The U9 Jets played against North Trafford Athletic U9s on Saturday. It was a great performance from the boys, with some solid defending and some exciting attacking moves on display too. While the boys had to battle at times, they continued to play good football, which was great to see. We saw a hat-trick from Jacob in the first half, as well as two goals from Murphy.
Timperley Villa FC U9 Giants vs Wilmslow Town U9 Lions
The game saw an impressive start from the Giants with accurate passing and pace which put Wilmslow Town under pressure from the first minute. It was Liam's well taken goal which was the reward for the team's hard work early in the first half. Skill and pace throughout the team kept the pressure on. The defence worked well, with Harry active both in defence and attack with a cute dink into the box which nearly created our second goal. Noah made a number of important saves to keep the Giants ahead as the opponents gained confidence. More pressure and a scramble in the box led to Harry belting in the second goal at close range giving the Giants the lead at half time. The second half saw the Town team come out with energy but Zain held strong in defence for the Giants with Harry in goal. Noah's great long throws made chances and he also narrowly took a powerful shot over the bar. The Blue team's momentum grew and a penalty was awarded but the shot was wide. Harry saved at close range and Liam made a valuable foot in to stop a quick attack. The opponents were awarded a second penalty which was well taken and converted. Quickly after the penalty, the opponents took their chance and scored again. Harry's save in the last second of the game secured the draw. Another good performance after the enforced weather break shows that this time continue to develop well. Man Of The Match: Harry
Timperley Villa Pumas v Sale Utd Aztecs
After several weeks without matches a week of good weather let the pitches dry out sufficiently to enable football to be played, though this was almost kyboshed by a last-minute downpour but thankfully the match went ahead which saw the U17 Pumas host their keen rivals Sale Utd Aztecs in the cup quarterfinal.
Sale opened the scoring when a cross wasn’t dealt with by the Timperley defenders allowing the oncoming Sale forward to side foot the ball into the net. The Timperley equaliser came half way through the first half and was a strange goal, with a long range free kick from Josh appearing to be going wide but the Sale keeper somehow managed to get in the way of the ball and divert it into his own net. Timperley then took the lead just before half time when a pinpoint cross from Sam found Ben at the far post who then calmly pulled the ball back across the keeper into the net. A half time lead saw the Timperley lads confident of progressing as they had achieved this without playing at their best.
The second half saw lot of chances but very few goals until a speculative shot from Sale managed to evade stand in keeper Dan in the Timperley net. Timperley then threw everything in attack trying to settle the tie in normal time without having to resort to the dreaded penalties. Unfortunately, they couldn’t convert any of their chances, so penalties were needed which in theory gave the advantage to Sale as Timperley were without a recognised keeper.
After much debate the five Timperley penalty takers were decided upon, with Sale taking the first penalty. The first two penalties from each side were dispatched, with Archie and Cam slotting the Timperley penalties away. The third Sale penalty taker put his shot wide handing the advantage to Timperley however Josh spurned the advantage putting his shot straight at the keeper. The next two penalties were converted with James M matching the Sale penalty meaning it was still all square with one penalty from each team to go. The Sale final penalty seemed to be going into the bottom corner before Dan somehow managed to get a hand to it putting the ball wide, not a bad effort for his first match in goal! Everything now rested with the final Timperley penalty taker, Selim, however there was no doubt and Selim calmly converted his penalty to cue jubilant celebrations from the Timperley lads with stand in keeper, Dan, the hero of the day.
Next up is Cheadle in the semi-final.
Timperley Villa U11 Wizards vs Hale United FC U11 Apollo
The u11 Wizards had a good win against Hale United at Bowdon Cricket Club - goals from Benjamin, James, and Thomas plus a penalty save from player of the match Will gave them a win. They are unbeaten in the Spring Cup, so far! Watch this space.
Timperley Villa U12 Minotaurs v Sale Communities U12
After last weeks exciting 3-3 draw and in a game they should have won the Minotaurs wasted no time in attacking Sale.
Some good finishes from Jack and Lucas saw us race into a 3-0 lead.
That increased to 4-0 when Louis saw his fantastic long range shot fly into the roof of the net.
With a commanding lead and well in control we made a few changes for the 2nd half that saw Joe playing in an unfamiliar strikers role and Lucas dropping back into midfield.
Sale were a lot more physical in the 2nd half but despite pulling a goal back further strikes from Ollie and Lucas (for his hat trick) saw us win 6-1.
Louis ran the defence and with his superb long range goal deservedly won man of the match.
Well done boys.