ROUND-UP Tintwistle Athletic weekend action
Monday 13th November 2017 @ 20:06 by Adam Higgins
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Tintwistle Athletic’s First Team are through to the quarter finals of the Derbyshire Divisional Cup North after a 6-0 victory against Buxworth at West Drive last Saturday. 

Sam Swann opened the scoring for Tintwistle, quickly followed by a neat double by Josh Stevenson. Athletic continued to dominate with goals from Joe Elliot and Ant Rodrigues before Stevenson completed his hat-trick which saw Athletic in the hat for the last eight.

We will remember them: Tintwistle Athletic’s First Team pose for a pre-match photo wearing their poppies with pride

It just wasn’t Tintwistle Athletic’s Reserves day in the Bridgewater Cup, however, when playing AFC Monton, who are a division above them.

A good start saw Tintwistle take the lead after the Monton keeper fumbled a long range free-kick from Aiden Woolleson, and Jake Knowles reacted quickly to turn the ball into the net. However, from then on, Monton took control and Tintwistle were making too many mistakes throughout the game.

Monton came through with a 5-1 win, which could have been more if it hadn’t been for Man of the Match Nick Grayson, standing in as goalkeeper, who even saved a last-minute penalty.

Elsewhere, Tintwistle Athletic’s Under 15s are through to the next round of the cup after an 8-1 win against Withington. Will Fisher (3), Cameron Cooper (2), Lewis Woolstencroft, Kieran Coggin and Ryan Kelsall were the scorers.

There was disappointment in cup competitions: the U18’s match was called off and the U13’s Sundays team lost 5-0 away at New Mills.

Tintwistle Athletic U12 Blues were beaten 5-0 against Stalybridge Celtic. Individual mistakes were punished
ruthlessly by a good footballing team. Kieran and Joe shared the Man of the Match award.

Tintwistle Athletic’s mini-soccer teams all paid their respects for our country’s fallen military servicemen and women before their games in the High Peak Junior Football League and the East Manchester Junior Football League.

As always, the club’s teams played some great football and really enjoyed themselves.


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Lest we forget: Tintwistle Athletic’s First Team pause for a minute’s silence around the centre circle before kick-off on Armistice Day 


Compiled by Alex Byrom; Pictures courtesy of Tintwistle Athletic