Under 12s Eagles Win
Manchester FA County Cup
12th May 2012
The 1st Team in 33 years
from Chadderton Park FC to win it
Presented by Frank Hannah - Manchester FA
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Chadderton Park under 12s Eagles
have won the County Cup 2012
They are the 1st Team from Chadderton Park FC to win
the County Cup in 33 Years of trying.
They beat Heyside ( M/cr Football Saturday League Champions & Tameside Sunday League Champions )
Final Score Chaddy Park won 2 - 0 ( Joe Ray and Ryan Slater )
WELL DONE EAGLES
The Eagles have now done the Treble
Winning the League, The Fleetwood Cup and The County Cup
Winning Team Chadderton Park u12s Eagles
Gerard Lasaitis, Arron Orchard, Christian Walker, Joe Mikietyn, Regan Hadfield, Lucas Kavanagh
Luke Evans, Milo Garratt-Simpson, Ryan Slater, Matty Crowe, Marcel Chauhan
Jimmy Tweedale, Joe Wilson, Joe Ray, Nathan Booth.
Match Report - as taken from Heyside's Website
Heyside JFC v Chadderton Park
Match Report - From Heyside
Our special day started off with an early meet at Soccer Village where the boys received their new tracksuits & boarded Sean's on loan fun bus!... It was a a great start to the day & all the kids felt a bit special, just as it should be.
We killed two birds with one stone by holding our pre match team talk squashed into the back of our mini bus. The talk went well with everyone listening intently. Unfortunately though we had to take a few time outs due to the presence of a phantom f*rter, who frequently made conditions impossible for us to proceed. The fingers were pointing but nobody was owning up......... A few blasts of fresh air & we were back in business!.... The team arrived at Irlam FC in good spirits & ready for the challenge that lay ahead.
We thought our fun bus & new tracksuits were impressive, but parked outside the ground was a luxury coach decorated with Chadderton Park Eagles colours & signs. They also had a huge eagle mascot on the field larking around with the players & an army of supporters inside the ground. That was fantastic & will have provided memories that will remain for a lifetime I'm sure. Not that we were jealous... Our club provided commemorative team tracksuits which came at some expense & will find a special place in our kids' wardrobes. We also had our very own Club Secretary Mark Senior ready to greet us, camera in hand as we stepped off the bus........ We all look forward to seeing the results of Mark's magic with the camera & his covert motivational comments to our players were also really appreciated!!!
We were in confident mood, the pitch was in great condition & the weather was good for a change!...
The game kicked off & unsurprisingly for a final the opening exchanges were a bit nervy & a bit scrappy. As the game started to settle down we were looking second best as Chaddy Park enjoyed the territorial advantage. We were soaking up pressure & counter attacking when possible. Those attacks were few & far between due to us being outnumbered in midfield. With 15 mins gone we made a tactical change with Dane Taylor coming on to strengthen up that particular area.
A key moment in the game came just after our change... A defensive mistake was expertly taken advantage of by the Chaddy Park striker. Presented with an unexpected opportunity, he remained calm & produced an exquisite chip over Sully, giving him no chance...... 0-1.
The first goal is always crucial, especially so in a final. To our credit, heads didn't go down. Our man of the match today by some distance was Adam Simpson. Unfortunately though it was his error that presented the goalscoring opportunity for Chaddy Park's first goal. He knew it & was distraught. Such is Adam's passion for the game & his team, he was on his knees, in tears & blaming himself for us going a goal behind.
A highlight of the day for was a special moment just after we conceded that first goal. Jack D was the first to go up to Adam S & pick him up putting his arm around him to console & reassure him... (If there is a photo of that moment I definitely want it!)... Two hugely passionate & competitive kids finding a common bond to unite them & the team in testing circumstances.... Jack led the way, but then one after another of our team went to give "Simpson" a shoulder to lean on..... Brilliant!!!
Chaddy Park tails were up & it wasn't long before they went 2-0 up. A stunning strike from distance from a talented player found the top corner. Sully got finger tips to it but the power of the shot was too hot to handle.
Once again to our credit, heads didn't go down. We pressed forward but met stubborn resistance from a busy midfield & well drilled defence. Adam Simpson had a shot which caused the goalie a problem but he just about managed to gather the ball in before it crossed the line.... 2-0 HT.
Going back to the changing rooms everyone was understandably deflated but we had to pick ourselves up. We did that went into the second half in determined mood. I'm sure that Chaddy Park would have expected a response from us & that's exactly what we gave.
Sully didn't have a save to make in the second half as we pushed forward in search of a goal to get us back into the game. We were perhaps guilty of over trying, as individuals attempted to do too much on their own rather than keeping faith with a passing game which we are capable of. That said, Chaddy Park's defensive efforts were superb & made it so hard for us to find any space on a big pitch.
The second half fizzled out as we were restricted to only a few half chances by a very strong defence. As can so often happen, two very talented teams don't necessarily produce a good game. It was a scrappy final & I'm sure that both teams will have played much better football over the course of the season.
Chaddy Park thoroughly deserved their win today, a fact that our boys accepted & sportingly acknowledged. We'll have learnt a lot from the game & will use it in the final 2 weeks of our season as we go for another 3 trophies to add to the league double we already have under our belts.
Well done to Chaddy Park on their win & well done to our boys for showing great character in never giving up & giving maximum effort right up until the final whistle!!!...........
M.o.M... Adam Simpson
Our man of the match without any doubt was Adam Simpson. Ensuring all our boys got a good amount of game time meant frequent positional changes. Adam showed his all round ability & versatility by playing 3 different positions superbly, doing so without complaint & just happy to know he was doing an important job for his team.... Well done Adam!!!!
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