Saturday, 24 October 2009

U16 Boys Win 6-a-side competition

Timperley’s Under 16 ‘A’ team complemented their unbeaten run in the league with victory in the JA Barber 6-a-Side Cup competition on Sunday.

The annual competition, hosted this year by Mellor Lacrosse Club, saw teams from across the South Manchester area come together to battle it out for the trophy. Six-a-side lacrosse is fast and hard, with few offside rules, encouraging quick attacking play. Teams are allowed to enter an eight-player squad, with six players on the pitch at any one-time and with rapid substitutions as the play moves from attack to defence or vice-versa.

The eight-player squad came through the early rounds with comfortable wins against Waconians, Poynton and Heaton Mersey, and a draw against Boardman. By the time the team came to the semi-final against Mellor they were down to seven players, attacker Tommy Hawthorn having been taken off injured. The boys came through the semi-final, winning 2-1 to go on to meet old rivals Sheffield in the final. The two teams have a long history of close matches and the final was no exception. Timperley took an early lead, and despite Sheffield pulling a goal back went into the half-time break with a 3-1 lead. Sheffield started the second half aggressively but two quick goals from Timperley sealed the win with a final score of 5-1, bringing the cup back to the club for the first time since 2001.

Team: Joe Strueli, Barney Sant (goal), Dan Perrie, Tom Bracegirdle, Miles Anderson, Toby Hawksley, Cameron Parks, Tom Hawthorn.

1 comment:

  1. Does this report come with a free magnifying glass !!!! Or maybe I need new glasses .....