Derby delight for the Lions

Reporter: Michael Coleman
Date published: 08 January 2019

Chadderton Park round-up

Chadderton Park under 15s Lions enjoyed a comprehensive 8-1 away win against the club’s Phoenix team in the North Bury League.

The Lions were only able to muster 11 players for the game, but they played with confidence.

The Lions opened the scoring with a 30-yard free kick from Tom Cassidy.

But Phoenix equalised when a defensive slip let the Phoenix striker in the lob the Lions ‘keeper to make it 1-1.

Great team play allowed Kristian Walker to put the Lions 2-1 up with a crisp shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Into the second half and Adam Belwassa made it 3-1 when he mesmerised five of the Phoenix defenders to coolly slot home.

It was soon 5-1 when Elijah Oluga scored two quick fire goals, including a ripping cross which flew into the top corner.

Walker added a second goal with an audacious flick and the rout was completed when Dan Leeming hit a 30-yard drive into the back of the net.

Elsewhere, Chadderton Park under 19s Eagles slumped to a 7-0 defeat away at Heyside in the Tameside Saturday League.

In the Greater Manchester Women’s League, Chadderton Park under 18s Lionesses cruised to a 6-2 win away at a resolute Moss Lane Rovers.

The Lionesses started very slowly following a four-week break and found themselves a goal down after 19 minutes.

The woodwork was rattled three times before Tara Phethean volleyed home to equalise.

Phethean grabbed a second following a through ball from Lorna Holt.

A third goal for the Lionesses came minutes after the restart as Holt found Cameron Eastwood this time.

Moss pulled one back before another Holt assist lead to Alysia Brown slotting home.

Holt finally claimed a deserved goal of her own, scoring one-on-one.

Phethean completed the scoring to get her hat-trick and secure the win for the Lionesses.

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