Depleted Chaddy Park girls fight back for victory

Date published: 22 October 2018

Chaddy Park round-up

North Manchester Girls’ League

Chadderton Park under-14s Girls enjoyed a terrific 2-1 win at home to Haslingden Ladies and Girls with a great display of attacking football.

Park were playing with a depleted team with only nine players available, and fell behind before being reduced to just eight players when Emily Parson had the ball smashed into her face and had to go off.

But the Girls’ heads didn’t go down and they got their just desserts when one of their many corners was put away superbly by Charlotte Whitehead.

I wasn’t long before they took the lead when Heidi Sheldon popped up to score from six yards out. 

Heidi was unlucky not to score a second when she hit the crossbar.

It was derby day in the North Bury League Under-14s Premiership with Chadderton Park Lions taking on the Griffins team.

The Lions took the lead against the run of play to make it 1-0.

It was 2-0 to the Lions after a bizarre second goal when the ball seemed to be knocked out of the Griffins’ ‘keeper’s hands and was slotted home.

The Griffins started to play their football again and were finally rewarded with a well-deserved goal from a long range free kick from Ollie Havens made it 2-1.

However, the Lions hung on for the win and the points.

Park’s under-15s Lions lost 3-1 at home to Chaddy End Old Boys.

Lewis North scored the consolation goal.

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