Another win for WACS/Cheadle Hulme U14s
By Roberto Simi
A convincing win on the board against Rochdale
WACS/Cheadle Hulme U14s had this one sewn up in the first half and laid out their intentions from the off. Despite not winning the face off Sean wrestled the ball back and ran straight to goal but just missed. Retaining possession Ross passed over the net to Harry who missed a great chance and then Ross finally made the sustained pressure count with a goal. Rhys in goal showed not only is he a superb shot stopper but makes some incisive passes - one of many in the game was caught cleanly by Sean on the halfway line where he turned ran and scored. Harry carved out a host of chances throughout the match and can only be a matter of time until he gets a goal - he was also provider for the 3rd goal passing to Will who was the first of the new U14 players to get a goal in this game. Ethan quickly followed up with another barnstorming run with his long stick to score. Rochdale took a timeout and from that their two notable players Josh and Charlotte linked up well to score their first. Sean got a fifth just before the end of the quarter with a strong shot.
In the second quarter W-CH continued their dominance. Tony was beaming at the superb pace, footwork and swapping hands Sean used to score again and then Ben followed suit with the same clever techniques. Man up after a Rochdale offside some steady careful passing around their defensive line and Will cut in to score his second and W-CH's eighth. The quarter ended as it started with another Sean goal and then from a great ground ball pickup Ben finished brilliantly to make it 1-10
In the third another new player shined - a fluent passing team move from the back to front was finished neatly by Samuel. From this point Rochdale seemed to move up a gear and with their battling Charlotte and pacy Josh they started to apply some vigour in their challenges and quietened W-CH for the rest of the game. They pulled one back at the end of the third and scored two more in the fourth. Jack D who had taken a crunching tackle in the third, recovered and made some determined runs finishing one of them with a 'resounding' goal.