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Weekend Review Tintwistle Athletic
Tuesday 24th April 2018 @ 08:37 by Mark Phillip
Sports Tintwistle

On Saturday Tintwistle Athletic 1st team travelled to take on Breightmet United. It was always going to be a tough game for both sides in the heat of the mid afternoon sun but Tintwistle set the tempo of the game early and began to take control. After some nice football in midfield the ball was slid down the left channel before being squared across for the on coming Niall Cannon to fire home. The lead was then doubled shortly after when George Clarey latched onto a dropping ball to volley home. The hosts halved the scoreline in the closing stages of the half.

Tintwistle took back control of the game in the second half, maintaining possession and defending solidly. The game was put to bed when Clarey was found by a wonderful ball and cut inside to fire home his second. As Tintwistle saw the game out they got themselves a fourth and Clarey got himself a third  when he rode a tackle to cut inside and fire home in almost identical fashion to his second. A solid, patient and controlled performance sent Tintwistle back to West Drive with an important 4-1 victory and an even more important three points.

by Mike Kennedy

Tintwistle Athletic Reserves hosted Breightmet reserves with a comfortable 4-0 win. Ben Taylor started off the scoring with a low drive into the bottom corner, Will Needham doubled the scoring with a 30 yard effort, Sam Wilson headed in to make it three in the second half before he was brought down in the box and Matt Daniels converted the penalty. It could have been more with both Will Lowe and Adam Radcliffe hitting the bar with long range efforts, central defender Josh Casuli came away with the man of the match award.

U15s drew 0-0 in a closely fought contest with fellow title chasing Reddish Blues. Both sides put in a committed defensive display, and a draw was about fair.

U13s Sunday’s gave league leaders Richmond Rovers a really good game on Sunday, but ultimately were edged out 1-0. A really good performance showing the lads can perform against the best in the league.

In the High Peak Junior League cup finals at New Mills U10s, it was a meted day for our teams. The U10s Stripes who won their final against Hollingworth, and the U9s Blues who produced an excellent defensive display as they beat Stalybridge Celtic 1-0, but unfortunately our other teams came out second best!

U10s Yellows and U9s Yellows both lost narrowly, U10s Blues had a tough game against the HPJFL guest team as did the U8s Yellows against Hayfield. The U10 Blacks put in a great performance against West Gorton but unfortunately lost out on penalties.