Thursday, 27 November 2014

U16s v Norbury, Juniors & Schools Cup round 1

A good game for the first round of the Juniors & Schools Cup against Norbury.
We won 3/4 quarters, drawing Q4.  Now through to the 2nd round in January, where we'll come up against Poynton.
Final Score - Stockport 14 : Norbury 10
Quarter scores - 3-2 / 3-1 / 3-2 / 5-5

formal pre-match line-up

good groundball from Sam

If the ball's there... what's the guy behind Thomas aiming at...?

Man-marking today

Not sure if this actually went in?

Shot for Max - on his head?

Ben getting stuck in too!


and, bottom left for Mike too

Still on his man...

Goal - with a very muddy ball!

and another (cleaner ball this time)

this one goes in too!

Arise Sir Edward!

floating ball and stick

think that one deflects off the goalie's leg

dodge from Mike

Ryan popped that one past him when he wasn't looking!

'stay back guys, I've got this one covered'

good deflection from Ben

Mayhem on the face!

getting up close!

think you've lost that face Ed!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

U12's Away at Heaton Mersey in 1st Round of Onundaga

What a close game, with Stockport running out winners 10-9, against a much improved Heaton Mersey side.  The first quarter was dominated by Stockport, winning every face off, and coming in at the end of Q1 4-0 to the good, and all 4 goals coming on the back of an assist.  That's as good as we have been all season, but Q2 we let ourselves down, improved in Q3, before some excellent defending and keeping in Q4 helped us progress to the next round.  For an U12's game, compliments to both sides as the ball was played in the air for a large part of this game. 
Cameron, raring to go on his way to scoring 4

Hugo, Poking

Aaron, breaking free

Defence getting organised

Rhys, looking for the pass

Marley, hitting him hard

William clearing

Run Joe Run

Adam showing his strength

Team defending right to the end

Friday, 21 November 2014

U12 'v' Sheffield - Away

For our long trip across the Pennines, we were all up early and raring to go.  Q1 0-3 Stockport, Q2 1-3 Stockport, Q3 1-4 Stockport, final 3-1 Sheffield providing us with an 11-5 victory.  All in all a very good day at the office.  The boys started a little slowly, which had an impromptu time out in Q1, got the lads focused and off to a good victory.  We played a much bigger, more physical side, but our better skills certainly shone through.  Good play throughout from our boys, moving the ball well and scoring when necessary.  Ben was excellent in goal for the entire game.
Not like Marley, running away from the girls.

Good change of hands.

Jack, avoiding a check

Luke, coming clear with the ball

Another crushing blow.  Before Cameron turned and scored.

Fast break

Ashley, trying to break free from his defender

Our ball!

Team clear

Ben, looking the part

Bit of ankle biting by William, the balls not there Will.
They don't know what's hit them.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

U14s meet Cheadle at home

The game started off well, but unfortunately didn't carry on that way.  With considerably fewer players than our opposition, we were all out by Q4, which went their way without reply.  Some good defensive play especially in Q1. 
Final Score - Stockport 7 : Cheadle 18
Quarter scores - 4-2 / 0-4 / 3-6 / 0-6
Next fixture : at home v Timperley A

Stay back!

My ball!

bit too high!

could be trouble...


sitting down on the job?

how many subs do they have ???

where's the ball gone?

we've got it

push him out!