Monday, 30 November 2009

U14 Match Report - Saturday 28th November

Timperley U14 Boys A team vs Heaton Mersey:

Another week, another match and a few men down so, with 10 men, Timperley A warmed up wondering how this year's Heaton Mersey team would shape up. Their record this season is pretty good - only falling to Brooklands so far.

And then the HM squad appeared....a sea of gold, plenty of subs and an average size of player that would sit comfortably in an U16 league! What do they feed them on at Heaton Mersey?? (in fact there were a few U16 players with dispensations on the HM team - but this time I managed to keep my mouth shut and not scare our team!!)

With Tim Nicol and Charlie Edwards missing (thanks for coming down Charlie to support!) - we managed to hold our nerve and thanks to a Lucas Almond goal set up by Alex Winton, we ended 1-1 at the end of the first quarter. Timperley were showing that despite having no subs, we were capable of putting up a good fight and in fact we had far more shots in attack in this quarter.

The second quarter saw a Harry Man special - great goal but Mersey managed to get 2 in, one a delflection off a good interception from Timperley defence - resulting in 2 -3 scoreline at the end of Q2. Good defensive play and breaking runs by Josh P were noted!

One down as we entered Q3 and Timperley seemed to step up a gear with a good save from James S and 2 strong goals from Harry and Joe. Despite reaching with his foot a powerful shot from HM, James conceded one goal leaving the score 4 a piece for the start of Q4. A familiar scenarion for us!

A tough last quarter with 2 goals from HM but Lucas, Alex and Joe did the business resulting in a 7-6 victory for Timperley.

A good match with excellent performance from everyone - well done lads - it showed that you held up on both fitness and skills.

Wilmslow vs Timperley B:

A stronger performance from our relatively new B team. After being 5 down at the end of Q1, the team battled on finally losing 14 - 5. The whole team is developing well and a good effort by all with particular mentions for Grady and Josh B and some excellent saved from Adam in goal.

this is following a similar patter to last year with good early performances resulting in defeat but then the winning begins towards and after Christmas - well done lads, keep the effort up.

Training on Wednesday – let’s try and get a few more out this week lads and then matches on Saturday 5th December;

A team away at Norbury

B team at home against Mellor

Saturday, 28 November 2009

U12A 11-6 Brooklands

Playing Brooklands is never easy and we approached this game in a very focussed manner. We arrived at Brooklands soon after dawn (literally, for a 9am face), took to the pitch as if we owned it and warmed up like a real team – the opposition couldn’t take their eyes off us, while we ignored them totally.

The game was even for the first quarter with Timperley taking a lead, falling behind, then equalising to get to 2-2. We were a less nervous team in the second quarter and in spite of Brooklands putting their first choice U12 goalie onto the pitch, we stretched to a 5-3 half time lead. The third quarter saw more improvement as the Timperley defence started to press more, the attack started to move more, while the midfield kept it aggressive all over the pitch. 8-4 at three quarter time and 15 minutes to go. The fourth quarter was more of the same, with Timperley scoring 3 goals, before conceding 2 in the final 2 minutes to make it 11-6 at the end.

Brooklands have now lost three games this season, but they will always raise their game for Timperley. However, they managed well under half the number of shots that we did - both goalies made good saves, but our superior shot count really showed how much we dominated the game and we were never in danger of losing. We created some really good chances, and scored some lovely assisted goals. Towards the end of the game we showed our experience by excellent retention of the ball and by not rushing to goal all the time.

Matthew Stewart has discovered that he enjoys spending Saturday mornings shouting at his defence, and marshalled Sam Harris, Alex Ball and Patrick Sugden well. This was their sternest test of the season and they came up with the goods. Captain Oli Loveland led the midfield superbly with 5 goals. Dan Walker scored his first goal for the A team, while Oliver Crosby centred well, and showed great awareness and fight all game. James Prickett and Tom Cox make up the rest of the midfield legs and are a real part of the strength we show here. Finally, the attack was led by Ed Loveland (3 goals), ably assisted by Joe Hunn (2 goals) and Sam Hirst.

Coming through a tough game is good for this group of boys, as they haven’t been pushed often enough this season. It is now evident there are certain points in our play that need working on, and we can now address these in training over the coming weeks. We haven’t won anything yet, but this result, against a club that has consistently competed for and won U12 trophies over the last few years, gives us great optimism for the rest of the season.

U12B 10-4 Stockport

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Cup Draws

Onondaga Cup
U12A v Wacs (12th Dec) home
U12B v Stockport (5th Dec) away
Centurion Cup
U14A v Mellor (9th Jan) home
U14B v Sheffield (9th Jan) away
Junior & Schools
U16A v Wilmslow (12th Dec) home
U16B v Ashton (12th Dec) away

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

U19 Match Report - Timperley v Mellor - Sunday 22nd November - Match Report by Peter Forster

Sunday saw the start of more seasonal weather for the Under 19 season with heavy rain and wind. A hardy group of supporters left the warmth and comfort of their homes to see Timperley take on Mellor after a delayed start. 10 man squad Mellor showed they would be no pushover and took an early lead which shook Timperley out of their lethargy and they began to dominate. Jim Anderson levelled the score with a left hand shot after a dodge and then added another with a right hand one. Will Hawksley, playing in attack, showed good movement and anticipation to take a goal and then his feed for Ollie White saw Timperley with a 4 - 1 quarter lead.
The wet surface made play difficult and the tempo in the second quarter dropped and some wayward shooting meant that there was only a goal for each side. 5 - 2
A half time talk kick from Justin and Rory saw the Timperley players up their desire to win and four goals followed and the defence limited Mellor to one shot (which did result in a goal). Tommy Kirkland hustled well and Captain Tim Blower had a couple of sprints upfield to start attacks and it was a much better quarter against a tiring Mellor side. 9 - 3
The last quarter saw good play from Timperley with Mike Smith continuing to impress in his long stick midi role - he reads the game well and is quick to pick up the loose ball and passes well to transform defence into attack. Matt Raven is solid and strong in defence, Will Hawksley had a good game playing out of position in attack and Larry Poole showed several bursts of his speed to intercept balls before they reached the Mellor attack. Final score 12 - 4

33 shots, 19 on goal, 12 goals
19 face offs, 16 won
3.5 minutes penalties.
Very wet stats provided by Toby "Statto" Hawksley.

Monday, 23 November 2009

U16 'B' 6 v Wilmslow 1 - Saturday 21st November

There were two key points about this weeks U16 'B' team home against Wilmslow on Saturday:

1) The outstanding performance of the two new players Adam Holmes and Mike Atherdon - they looked as though they had been playing for years

2) The outstanding spirit of fun and teamwork

The game was nearly a non-starter with our team suffering three player withdrawals between 5:00pm Friday and 9:00 am Saturday morning, leaving us short of a full team. Luckily though quite a few 'A' team players, who were without a game this week, came down to support the 'B' team, and brought their kit just in case.. The main 'B' team were great as always and set about attacking the Wilmslow goal from the off. Jack Cox put two goals away in the first quarter, and Ciaran bagged one in the second quarter to end the half 3-0.

Wilmslow suffered some bad luck after the re-start when their goalkeeper fell and twisted his knee. One of their defenders had to take over, leaving them down to 10 players. While Wilmslow attacked well during the third quarter our well organised defence led by Dan Perrie and Barney stopped all bar one of the credible attacks and let the midfield take advantage of their weakened team. Jack Cox grabbed a third, and Jesse Hope grabbed his first goal of the season followed by Sam Sutton. The final score 6-1.

The best thing about the game was the great spirit on the team, and the fact that players such as Ged who were injured plus 6 of the 'A' team all came down to support their teammates. Again on Sunday night there were 6 players came down to watch the U19 team - this is what makes the U16's so good, teamwork and team spirit.

U14s Match Report Saturday 21 November 2009

Timperley A away at Rochdale - what a match!

After a week of rain and 'will it be on or will it be off?', we finally got the 'game on' from Rochdale late on Friday.

So, on a rain threatening morning, we set off for the land of the dark and satanic Mills. Out we stepped and despite a couple of chunky players, we felt we should be onto a winner as the rest of the Rochdale players looked small and were made up of last years U12s. However, it wasn't long before we were 1 down...then 2 down....and then another – resulting in a score at the end of first quarter of 3 - 0 to Rochdale!

……..It often takes us a quarter to get going and also to get used to grass - that was our excuse…and we were sticking to it!

The second quarter saw Timperley settle down with Mr Tim Nicol getting Timperley on the score sheet with a determined effort. Mr Winton, reassuringly unhindered by last week's injury, was to follow with 2 cracking goals. Unfortunately Rochdale's No.5 got their 4th and Rochdale were still leading at the end of the second quarter 4 - 3.

The third quarter saw Timperley take control as Rochdale began to tire with their 10 man squad. Alex added his 3rd assisted by Tim and then a fourth. James Hackett scored a great goal assisted by Pick and then Alex set Joe up for his first. Timperley went into the lead and ended 4 - 7 up going into the final quarter....surely the match was Timperley's? quarter...all we had to do was hold on to our 3 goal lead.......then disaster! 3 Rochdale goals on the trot, so now it was 7 - 7. Come on Timperley...don't give it away! A couple of important saves from James Smethurst helped steady the nerves for a while but then Rochdale went into the lead again. And then they added one wasn't looking good for Timperley at 9 - 7 down!

Then Alex got a corker and Joe Harris got his second of the match, it was 9 - 9 with just over 2 minutes left.

It was time for Timperley to finish the job off.....Mr Nicol stepped up to the challenge with a great goal, making it 9 - 10 to Timperley. Just needed to hang on to this delicate lead for the last minute and a half....which we did. Job done, well done lads - good match!

Timperley B at home against WACS - a beating!

Still early days for our B team and also missing a couple of key players, we were understrength and soon went 5 goals down to WACS. However, we pulled 3 back despite WACS going onto to score 5 more. So final score was 3 - 10 to WACS. A valiant effort by our B team with some good play showing through in a tough match.

Training Wednesday as usual.

Next week's matches:

We are looking a bit thin on the ground for both teams next Saturday (28th) so we need a good turn out from everyone else please!

Sat 28th November - Timperley A team at home to Heaton Mersey / Timperley B team away at Wilmslow

Saturday, 21 November 2009

U12A 27-1 Mellor

This game was played at Newall Green Primary School as part of the club's programme to get into primary schools in Whythenshawe, and on a bumpy, grassy pitch the game went ahead in spite of the heavy rain that had fallen during the week.
The U12A hadn't played a match for three weeks and were up for some action, our warm up went very well and the fun began.
There is not really much to say about such a one sided game. The goals were spread throughout the team, with 8 different boys scoring. A fair number of the goals were assisted which is always good to see. The way we play is in a very quick and direct manner which leads to lots of shots and lots of goals. The small pitch made it difficult at times as we got a bit bunched and didn't play round the perimeter, but that gives us something to work on in training.
We are not perfect and this team can still go to another level if the boys want to. However, save that for Wednesday, and enjoy today's win, which was the biggest U12 score for any club this season.
Next week Brooklands........

U12B 7-7 Norbury

By David Shuttleworth
On Saturday we played 2 quarters of excellent lacrosse and led 5-2; a quarter of OK lacrosse and led 7-2. At ¾ time I commented that we could only lose the game from here because we were seemingly in control. However we put together a very poor final quarter and very nearly achieved my prediction.
In sport and particularly in team sports you often learn more from when you play badly so from Saturday the lessons are;
Concentrate when you are in defence (Defencemen and Middies) - every player needs marking – particularly the one with the ball (and particularly when we have conceded a penalty.)
Keep up the intensity on the ground balls. That is what wins matches and usually we are really good at this part of the game.
Remember to keep our passing game going particularly in attack.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

U19 Match Report - Timperley v Brooklands - by Peter Forster

"Super" Sunday 15.11.09 the "clash of the titans" between the two remaining unbeaten teams in the league. Timperley played host to Brooklands. Timperley's first two matches had been close affairs, whereas the juggernaut which is Brooklands had steamrollered their opposition, scoring a hatful of goals so the Timperley players knew they had a tough one coming.

The match started at a high pace and carried on that way. Brooklands had a lot of possession but the Timperley players stuck to their task and Brooklands were limited to long range shots which the keeper comfortably dealt with. The first quarter ended with only one Timperley goal separating the teams. The second quarter was equally tight with both teams swapping goals and neither getting a clear advantage, but the pressure of being behind began to tell on Brooklands who began to lose control over themselves with some penalties against them. Timperley remained calm and focussed and took advantage of this by playing controlled lacrosse and the first half ended with a two goal lead for Timperley, 4 - 2

Brooklands were used to being way ahead at the half way stage but the half time talk from Justin and Rory ensured that Timperley would not relax and let Brooklands back into it and the pressure on Brooklands showed with Timperley pressing, harassing and scrapping for every ball and quickly passing the ball to create openings. Every member of the squad played their full part to dominate the quarter and more goals from the attackers brought the just reward for the commitment and desire to win shown by the Timperley team. 7 - 3
No let up from Timperley in the last quarter saw the lead extended by a couple of hockey (or was it golf?) shots!! The Timperley defence played like they would rather have their balls nailed to the floor than concede a goal and Brooklands were restricted to long range shots most of which went wide. Final score 9 - 5
It is impossible to single out any player for special praise as the match was a fantastic display of committment, control and desire to win shown by every Timperley player who never let their concentration slip and did not react to any provocation. The coaches Justin and Rory were superb in motivating them and keeping calm (in stark contrast to Brooklands) and they justifiably got the win they deserved.

25 shots, 18 on goal, 9 goals
17 face offs, 5 won
5.5 minutes penalties. Stats provided by Toby "Statto" Hawksley.

U16 Match Results - Saturday 14th November

Brooklands 5 v U16 'A' 1

U16 'B' 2 v Ashton 1

A low score for the 'B' team, but great effort as usual from all players. Barney was outstanding in goal and saved the team on several key occasions. Ged ran the defence. DC and Jack Cox had their usual understanding in attack and fed each other key passes. A great win from a great team.

The 'A' team lost against Brooklands. The pain and hurt runs deep. My tears have clogged the keyboard - I have no words.....

Monday, 16 November 2009

Saturday 14th November Match Reports for Timperley Boys U14:

Due to a wet pitch at Mellor, the B team match was cancelled late Friday evening so we only had the A team match against Poynton at TLC.

The first thing we noticed about Poynton was that there were a few larger players than we remembered from our first match against them earlier in the season (we won 11-5 then)!
So would the Timperley Boys be intimidated by this? How would we play after our first defeat last week against Brooklands?

The game started and Timperley looked steady, could we get an early goal? Before long Tim scored and Alex added a second. Poynton pulled one back by the end of the first quarter. A promising start and there seemed genuine belief in the team that we could win the match.

In the second quarter we got 2 more - Lucas assisted by Tim and James assisted by Alex, so now we were 4 -1 up. James S and his defensive boys worked well at the back to keep a clean sheet in the quarter.

Third quarter saw quality play in attack from Tim and Lucas with 2 excellent goals from the dynamic duo. Joe added one more assisted by Alex and Poynton pulled back 2 more making the score 7 - 3 as we entered the last quarter.

Despite Poynton scoring one more goal, Tom Roberts (making a great A team debut) scored a well deserved goal and Alex scored 2 more. The last one despite receiving what has to be the most aggressive and out of order slash to his elbow from Poynton's No. 18 who had quite simply resorted to brut force when faced and beaten by Alex's superior lacrosse skills!

Unfortunately Alex had to go Hospital but I am glad to report that he has not broken his arm but has a bad impact injury to his elbow - and this was through his padding!


Hopefully see you Saturday Alex and in the meanime we all wish you a speedy recovery - I'll see the rest of you at training on Wednesday,

Paul Peachey.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

U12B 4-10 Oldham

This B team has been unbeaten for a number of weeks, which is an almost unheard of state of affairs and they went into this game with high hopes of adding another scalp to their tally of wins.
Oldham proved a tough team to crack, and aided by a player or two with a dispensation, they dominated the face off and really had control of most of the game. Timperley battled hard all over the pitch but Oldham just seemed to have more conviction in front of goal, and this is reflected in the final score.
Thanks to the two volunteers who went in goal during the morning - it is never easy to do for the first time. Also thanks to Rory Sanborn for stepping in and refereeing, and to all the parents who helped and supported during the morning.
As the A team manager, it was good to watch the B team play a game. This team acts as a feeder to the A team and players can gain match experience away from the pressure and high expectations that playing on the A team brings. From what I saw today some of the players on this team could step in and do a job on the A team now, and will certainly be in the mix next season. Keep it up boys.

U12A v Cheadle cancelled

Today's game was the second consecutive game to be cancelled for the U12A. We were really looking forward to playing Cheadle as they are one of the better teams at U12 this season, and it would have been a very competitive match for the boys. However, due to the heavy rain that fell on Thursday and Friday, Cheadle's ground was unplayable and we got another morning off.

Next week we are playing Mellor in Whythenshawe, as part of the push to promote lacrosse in that community. Details to follow during the week.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Timperley U16 'A' 9 v Sheffield 4 - Match Report by Rob Hawksley

Headline news - the U16's fielded TWO full teams, and the 'A' had a substitute for the first time in a few weeks.

This was something of a stealth victory but the U16 'A' team, a comfortable win that seemed to just come from nowhere. My notebook has 'lack of urgency' written against the first quarter scores - yet we ended that period 3-1 up.

Sheffield are a strong team, with a lot of upper age U16 lads who looked to me to be physically intimidating. Sheffield were also smarting from having been beaten in the U16 6-a-side cup final, and were less than impressed to see a photo of the winning team (minus Tommy Hawthorn) pinned up in the club entrance.

The second period saw more action. Paul Chapman in goal was particularly good, making some quick instinctive saves that kept us in the game. The two Jacks had a good period - Jack S-S put in a huge hit on a Sheffield middie, and Jack Mann was just awesome in defence, hounding every red-shirt that came his way.

Nothing much in my notes about period 3, other than Paul Chapman making another great save, spinning a fast shot away off the post. End of this period 7-2.

The final quarter was a far more even period, but Sheffield had just left it too late. Tommy Hawthorn seemed fired up and bagged two goals which were very much solo efforts, attacking the goal. My notes show that the Timperley attack seemed to get going and Tommy's efforts reflected the whole attacking spirit shown by the Timperley forwards. The passes were quicker and there was a lot more movement. This left gaps in midfield that Sheffield exploited to bag their two goals, but at the final whistle the final score was 9-4 Timperley.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Match Photo's from U16 'A' v Sheffield (thanks to Charles Streuli)

Timperley U19 8 v Heaton Mersey 6 - Match Report by Peter Forster

Sunday 8.11.09 a cold, misty night but a good night for lacrosse. Steam rising from nostrils like bulls in the ring as the teams enter the arena. The crowd shivering in anticipation of the feast which is to unfold before their eyes. Either that or they had forgotten to put their thermals on.

Heaton Mersey were Timperley's opponents and Mersey wanted revenge for a defeat in the Ted Donnet tournament. A nervy start from both sides saw an off side each and passes astray but then Timperley settled and their possession and pressure began to tell and Captain Blower started a move out of defence with a burst forward which ended in Ollie White scoring the first. A lot of possession followed and it was no surprise when Jack Brook grabbed another for a deserved 2 - 0 quarter lead.
The second quarter was in the same vein with the Timperley attack causing all sorts of problems for Mersey and tricky play from Greg Sandy saw him snatch two goals. Ollie grabbed his second. 5 - 1
Timperley increased their lead in the third quarter but at point were down to a four man defence which allowed Mersey to score twice when their play didn't really deserve it. Elliot Shaw, as always, took his goal well with placement rather than power and Rob Edwards scored with a low shot to make sure the team won the quarter by one goal. 8 - 3
Perhaps the best to say about the final quarter was that the Timperley defence played well (often when a man down) with Matt Raven in particular showing good positional sense and bodying well. Mersey pressed hard but they were too far behind to come back and when it mattered Timperley held the ball and kept Mersey out. Final score 8 - 6.

Overall there was great play from Timperley with slick passing and movement bringing some memorable goals and the defence when a man (or two) down was solid. As with last week the goals were spread out amongst the team and all the Timperley players are capable of scoring which makes it hard for their opponents. Two reasonably tight games should give Timperley confidence for future games as they showed that they can play good lacrosse when under pressure.

No stats ("Statto" Hawksley was on an England trial, normal service next week) but there were 10 minutes of penalties against Timperley (2 for Mersey) and from memory Jay Armstrong won 14 out of 17 face offs which continued his good form.

Chocolates Needed !!!!!!

Calling all juniors .... u12, u14, u16 and yes, the rather old juniors, u19 ...... please bring some, or lots, of chocolates down to training this wednesday as donations for the TLC Christmas Fair which happens to be THIS SUNDAY, yes, this sunday .... 15th November. Just give them to your coach / manager, and they will pass them on to where they need to go. Thanks.

Timperley Boys U14s Match Reports - Sat 7th November

A VALIANT EFFORT BY OUR U14 TEAMS………that sadly resulted in our first losses this season!
Brooklands vs Timperley A: 6 – 3
Timperley B vs Sheffield: 1 – 6

At Brooklands - a ‘large’ U14 Brooklands A squad of 17 appeared as rugby players with lacrosse sticks (& indeed that was what they were!). Timperley had overall superior lacrosse skills but failed to convert shots at goal into scores. Although we defended well, 6 goals got past us. We held the score of 1 a piece for some time and then came back from 3 – 1 down to 3 all but then in the last quarter the opposition went 3 up. Not to worry – we’ll have our revenge next time and it looks an exciting prospect to have a ‘regular’ A team that can now start gelling as a finely tuned A squad!
Goal 1: Tim Nicol assisted by Nathan in the first quarter
Goals 2&3: Lucas Almond assisted by Harry Mann in the 3rd quarter

Meanwhile back at TLC - this was a lively game for the B team's first match together at this level. The coach rotated the player's positions so that they kept their energy levels up as Sheffield brought a full strength squad and their taller players just got the better of us in the attack. We never stopped harrying them to break up their play and had it not been for some passes not going to the stick we would have had more goals. The score flattered Sheffield as the outfield game was very even.

William's goal in the second quarter was well taken with a trademark Timperley build up with accurate quick passing and good positioning in front of goal to gain the space needed for the shot. Harry was unlucky not to score on a couple of occasions as he weaved into good position in front of goal only to be robbed of possession at the last minute. Adam stepped up from the U12's to play goal again and was visibly more confident compared to last week. (I noticed later that he was much more exuberant in the U12's match when he was unlucky not to keep a clean sheet).

My thanks to Jeff Atkins who admirably stepped in as B team manager, scored and compiled this excellent match report.

TRAINING – As usual Wednesday night and then matches for Saturday as follows;


Saturday, 7 November 2009

U16 Results Saturday 7th November - Match Reports to follow

Timperley U16 'A' 9 v Sheffield 4
WACS 8 v Timperley U16 'B' 5

Match reports to follow...............

U12A v Cheadle Hulme cancelled

Today's away game was cancelled due to the heavy rain that fell over Thursday and Friday.
Next week's game against Cheadle will be a tough one - as far as I know they are unbeaten and will be one of the teams challenging us for trophies during the season.
Please can everyone be at training on time on Wednesday.

U12B 3-1 Poynton

The post match text from David Shuttleworth was that "we played OK".

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

U16 'B' 4 - 10 Mellor : Saturday 31st October

Another 8-a-side game today, and this time we had a sub !! Fantastic!

Once more, Ged donned the short stick as the final cog in the midfield quartet of scrace, smith, moss, bauer. Despite strong work at the face offs, Mellor saw far too much of the ball in the first quarter and turned their possession into 3 unanswered goals. An early time-out tried to steady the HMS Timperley and the crew responded admirably, building up a good head of steam, and steering tight line through to the half time siren. The second quarter was level pegging at one each, a debut goal for Samba Sutton (assisted by Bruce Smith) on his return from the dreaded lurgy.

We were still in this one at the half, and all it needed was inspirational words from the coach, and we'd be cruising the highway to another memorable victory. Sadly the words seem to have the opposite effect, and we suffered another 3 goal deficit quarter (1-4) to leave Mellor leading 8-2 at the end of the third. (i really need to work on my team talks !)

So that was it. Inspirational words were not the key. Maybe bribery was. On the promise of muffins, cakes and all things good if we drew or won the last quarter, the lads re-entered the fray. They hustled the ball, and in truth dominated the early play, to take a 2-0 lead, Samba completing his hatrick. Could we hang on. Some more great saves from Barney seemed to be taking us there until 2 late goals from Mellor had us biting finger nails and anything else that was in reach.

And then it sounded. The final whistle.

The cakes are on me !!!

Well done to all that took part. In truth, Mellor are a strong side and this team battled hard throughout and should take a lot of pride in how they forced mellor to play some excellent lacrosse to get their result.

Timperley Boys U14s Match Reports


A STONKING VICTORY on Saturday against SMG 24-3 win for us – well done lads!

Thanks to Adam Ledger for stepping in as Goalie – a great performance Adam!

4 goals for Lucas most of them assisted by Simon Briggs – a great duo!
1 for Josh B
2 for Simon Briggs with assists from Pick and Alex Winton
1 for Charlie Edwards
2 for James Hackett
2 for Joe Harris assisted by Freddie
1 for Will Hawthorn assisted by Tim Nicol
3 for Harry Mann
2 for Tim Nicol with an assist from Harry
1 for Tom Roberts – a great scoop into the back of the net
2 for Nathan
3 for Alex with assists from Tim, James and Charlie

An 'interesting' match against Wilmslow as we had to loan half a team to them for a decent match to be had! Despite Alex and Joe doing their honourable bit in scoring whilst they were starring on the Wilmslow team, Timperley came through with a 13 - 7 win.
Timperley scorers as follows;
4 goals for Mr Winton,
3 for the He Mann,
2 for Lucas and
1 a piece for Charlie Legs, Mr Hackett, Grady and Tim Nicol.
Decent goalying and defence from the team at the back. Stronger performances in the third and particularly the last quarter secured our success. A big thankyou to a all players who played on the Wilmslow team, it was important to have a balanced match rather than call off the game and win on a forfeit.

Our first draw 7 – 7!

Well a serious battle was had on Saturday with our first real challenge from a revitalised and stronger WACS team. Sure, there were a couple of dispensations on their team and we didn’t have our usual coaches – but a good effort was made by all. Many thanks for a great job done by Tim Blower who was our stand in coach – everyone had good time on the pitch and as I said we were rewarded by some really good play. The only reason we didn’t win was that we let them through our defence a few times and they scored on each occasion – the only blot on an excellent defensive game by Charlie, James, Joshua and James in goal. And up front, despite some excellent play, we hit the post, just missed to the side & over their goal – but good goals from:
Harry Mann (4),
Tim Nicol (1) &
Alex Winton (2) – and we mustn’t forget the excellent but frustratingly disallowed goal from Freddie who scooped the ball into the back of the net after a number of saved shots from our attackers – I had it down as a goal but alas this was not to be!

Great Result against Sheffield on Saturday: 14 – 1 WIN!

On the whole a good match from all concerned with a clean sheet being maintained until the last quarter – well done James & the defence.
First quarter saw goals from:
Joe, Tim and Alex
Second quarter – Josh B, Harry (3) and Alex again
A quieter third quarter with just the 2 from Alex and then Freddie, Josh B again, James H and Alex taking the score to 14.
Good assists were noted from Simon, Charlie, Joe, Josh P (2), Pick and Alex – well done chaps!

Only downer on the game was a period of poor ball handling but as the opposition wasn’t that strong – you got away with it but be warned we cannot afford to have issues like this against stronger teams!

Great result against B & E on Saturday - well done team!

17 - 3 WIN

Pick (2), Freddie (2) & Nathan (1) - well done for getting on the score sheet for the first time this season and good scoring again from Alex (8), James H (1) and Joe (3). Some really good play up front but also midis covering well and, with only 3 goals against us, good defending from our defence and sound goal saves by James.
(I hope to be able to start recording assists from next Saturday!)

Afternoon All,
Well done – Great result on Saturday

For Timeperley:

James Hackett 1 goal
Joe Harris 1 goal
Harry Mann 4 goals
Alex Winton 6 goals

Poynton 5 goals

A good performance by all and a good win to start the formal season off!

Monday, 2 November 2009

U19 Sunday League Match Report - Sunday 1st November by Peter Forster

Autumn is here, the nights get that little bit colder, the air is a little damper but the good news is the Under 19 Floodlit league is here !!

The whiff of testosterone in the air, the growling from the players as the match starts, the clatter and crashes as the hits are given out and sparkling and dazzling skills for all to see. It doesn't get better than this.

Timperley started their league assault with a match against Sheffield who showed they are no push overs by grabbing an early lead, which they held for several minutes. The Timperley players were not flustered and played good lacrosse to pressure the Steelers defence and it told when a good move saw Elliot Shaw feed Will Hawksley whose snap shot scored. Greg Sandy drove hard from behind the goal and struck the keeper's helmet with his shot and it was no surprise when Timperley took the lead, although the manner of it was lucky, with Jack Brook picking up a mistake by Sheffield to feed Elliot for a straightforward finish. Greg scored again to make the score 3 - 1.
The second quarter was controlled by Timperley throughout with Jay Armstrong winning every face he had and goals from Ollie White, Elliot and Jay Armstrong giving a lead of 6 - 1.
The third quarter again went Timperley's way, although a few silly penalties began to creep in. Jack scored after dodging past his man and Tommy Kirkland hustled his attacker into making a mistake in the Timperley half, picked up the loose ball, burst forward, fed Will who returned the ball for Tommy to score! He needs to work on his goal celebration though ! Another by Jack saw the quarter end 9 - 2.
Sheffield showed their mettle when they finished strongly, but Timperley were too far ahead and were not seriously troubled, further goals from Ollie and Greg saw the final score end Sheffield 6 Timperley 11.
Overall it was a competent display from Timperley, Jay's excellent face off play (14 from 15 won) saw Timperley with a lot of possession which they converted well into goals, the defence were solid and strong driving by the attackers saw several chances created. Too many penalties were given away, and stronger teams will take advantage of this but it was good to get a win. Stiffer tests will follow in other matches though.

29 shots, 19 on goal, 11 goals.
20 face offs, 17 won.
6.5 minutes penalties. Stats provided by Toby "Statto" Hawksley

U16 'A' Match Report - Saturday 31st Oct. Heaton Mersey 4 v U16 'A' 7

The Timperley U16 'A' tean magic continued on Saturday with a 7-4 away win against Heaton Mersey.

The boys travelled with a squad of just 10 players. The 'B' team who were at home to Mellor had just 9 players - we were 5 players down, with families being away for the half-term break.

While Mellor arrived with 9 players making for an even game, the 'A' team were staring at a Heaton Mersey squad of 17 players. Hmm..10 against 17, things weren't looking too good.
Things looked even worse after chatting to their coach. The words 'our boys are really up for this', 'we want to avenge our defeat in the 6-a-side cup', 'everyone wants to beat Timperley'...the lads were in for a tough game.

Coach Wylo left me with some very specific instructions, stuff about switching the mid-off attack, fly-pass, go long, go short - I can't remember what he said it was far too complicated for me. I asked the lads in the car if they knew what he was waffling on about - 'Don't worry about it we know what he means' was their confident reply.

The boys made a confident start to the game, calmly slotting away two goals in the first five minutes. HM looked rattled, especially when they failed to score after an sustained 8 minute attack period. We kept giving the ball away with loose passes, but HM were unable to break through our defence. The second quarter saw more of the same. Tomb, who won every face-off, went charging for goal. 'Don't shoot, pass it on' cried coach Justin. Tomb, ever the obedient player, promptly ignored him and fired anyway, blasting the ball into the bottom left corner. 'What do I know' was Justin's comment.

HM became more and more frustrated, despite having a large squad they couldn't find a way to get past Timperley. Our boys were clearly fitter and just kept going. Final score Timperley 7 - Heaton Mersey 4.

Overall this was a very good result. The boys are a very strong team and play well together. A few loose passes to clear up, but other than that a very good win. Next Saturday sees the boys at home against Sheffield - they will be wanting to get revenge for their defeat in the final of the 6-a-side - should be a good game.