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?
So....final 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 more....it 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