Ladies 1s game away to Runcorn was cancelled due to a frozen pitch.
Whitchurch ladies 3’s 4 Alderley Edge ladies Development 3
An excellent game to watch with two very evenly matched teams, the first half saw goals from Freya Kellett and Izzy Gilbert. With some excellent runs and accurate passes the 3’s were on good form for such a cold day.
The game saw many twists and turns with even possession of the ball on both teams. But Whitchurch played the ball wide beautifully and made some amazing passes.
In the second half there were goals from Sue Read and Rachel Chesters. Tracey Tolhurst found a new role backing up the keeper, sweeping not one but 2 balls from passing over the goal line, whilst keeper Phoebe Gregory was doing a fab job attacking incoming balls and players.
A very exciting match to watch, keep up the good work girls.
Alderley Edge Men’s 6s 6 Whitchurch Men’s 2s 0
Whitchurch travelled to Macclesfield on a cold Saturday after and played in a wind that felt sub-zero in temperature.
Never has a game of two half been so clearly demonstrated as this one. Whitchurch played poorly in the first half and Alderley took a five-goal lead into the break.
The half time break seemed to wake up the Whitchurch team and saw them attacking and creating chances. Will Edwards shot was scrambled around the post, Liam Pallet finding space and shots in the dee and Alfie Edwards storming forward from midfield to get on the end of crosses. At the back Martin Beecher, Archie Phews, Nik Moga and Adam Rance defended stoically thwarting the Alderley attacks leaving keeper Neil Jones with little to do.
Cian Hirst on his debut had an outstanding game interchanging with Oliver Edwards down the left-hand side of the pitch, while Craig Hockenhull and Charlie Edwards worked down the right.
As for so much of the season Whitchurch lacked composure in front of goal and were punished on the break as Alderley scored their sixth.
Whitchurch took heart from the second half performance and go into the next match looking for the same level of effort and more consistency.
Re-arranged game Sunday 22 January 24
Lymm ladies 3s 0 Whitchurch ladies 2s 0
Whitchurch ladies 2s travelled to Lymm on a very wet windy cold day, Whitchurch were keen to get the game started and dominated play from the start. The game was end to end for the whole match.
Lymm are second in the league and Whitchurch had them worried. Whitchurch gave 100% with fantastic tackles, interceptions, running, pressing, shooting and great saves from the goalie. Whitchurch deserved a win but on the final whistle the score was 0-0. Onwards and upwards to next week Whitchurch take on Oswestry at home.