In the glorious sunshine of Sunday morning, 2nd April, a sizeable crowd, made up of friends and family, watched the U13s at Alderley United win their first piece of silverware of the season, the Timperley and District League Cup.
The boys won their place in the final in emphatic style; beating three teams, scoring 19 goals and only conceding 5.
The team are full of confidence as they remain unbeaten in the league this season. However, nerves were jangling a little as the team they met in the final, Unicorn Athletic Phantoms, previously held them to a draw and were therefore, rightly, considered a threat.
The game took place at Trafford Football Club, on a full sized pitch. The enthusiastic crowd watched an entertaining game as the two sides nervously probed for the first 15 minutes. The nerves were settled when Alderley scored their first goal and went in at half time with a comfortable 4:0 lead.
With a solid defence allowing the frontline to use their pace to attack, the lead was extended during the second half. Alderley eventually ran out 7:0 winners, a great result made even better by keeping a clean sheet.
Well done to the boys and team managers (Mark Murray and Paul Marshall) all of the hard work has paid off.
If they keep their performances up, there is a good chance that the boys will also win their league and gain promotion, potentially sealing a league and cup double. Good luck !!
The triumphant squad on Sunday consisted of: Jake Ogden, Jake Ashley, Thomas Baxter, Michael Vale, Lucas Murray, Louis Merica, Andrew Cowell, Matthew Marshall, George Halfpenney, Charles Morrison, Oscar Robinson, Niam Mistry, Matthew Cowell and Harvey Hodgson.
Match report by Andrew Vale.