Champions ; Under 11s 2010/11
The Under 11s at the start of the season
Sunday 22nd April was another great day for manager Martyn Campbell and the Under 13s team, Beating Rosehill Rovers 8-1 they secured the Second Division Championship in their first season in the Stockport Metro League.
Lead story on the Villa website that week acclaimed the teams success and ran the headline “Under 13s feel just Champion”
As Martyn arranges yet another victory party at the Hinds Head lets take you back to season 2009 / 10 when the team then Under 11s had progressed from short sided football to form an a 11 aside team.
The leap from short sided football to 11 aside is a huge one suddenly the team has a huge surface to cover during a game and also the small matter of the offside rule to get to grips with. For the goal keeper no matter how good he is, to suddenly find him self between the sticks in adult size goals is a bit daunting to say the least.
To add a bit of spice the first game of the season would be against local rivals Reddish Phoenix, but Martyn had no need to worry the team breezed the game as the match report shows
Reddish Villa 14 v Reddish Phoenix 1
First game of the season and first league game at 11 a side. The lads performed very well and played some great football. Callum and Joe were outstanding in midfield and the forward line of Matty and Mackenzie looked lively and both weighed in with some important goals. The defence was tight and Jack and Niall looked comfortable considering it was the first time that they had played together in those positions. Wardy and Stevie were solid at full back and Dylan and Josh worked hard for the team. Special mention goes to Nathan in goal who didn't have too much to do but nevertheless he kept his concentration and performed well. Owen came on in the second half and played his part for the team.
Goals Scored By: Matthew Flynn (4), Callum Campbell (3), Mackenzie Hope (3), Joe Albiston (2), Steven Conboy, Dylan Swales
Man of the match Joe Alberston
This game set the standard for the rest of the season the boys played some delightful football and quickly became the team to beat, and few teams did.
The final league game of the season was a tense one with the boys needing a win to win the title but as the match report records the team did not let us down.
Rddish Villa 5 v West End Boys 2
The boys did their best to throw away an excellent campaign with a very nervous and tense first half performance which allowed West End to take the lead twice. The break came and it gave me a chance to talk to the lads and basically 'WAKE THEM ALL UP'.
What a difference in the second half when we were first to every ball and we began to find red shirts with every pass. We won 5-2 but it could and should have been more. When we play teams like this we need to win the first tackle and apply pressure in all parts of the field. When this happens and we maintain control of the ball then we will get the right resultsGoals Scored By: Mackenzie Hope (2), Danny White (2), Joe Albiston
Man of the Match: Second half team performance
Although this was the last League game of the season the team had one last game to play, a Cup Final against Reddish Phoenix at Curzon Ashton.
This game will be featured in the memories section at a later date.
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The 3rd goal in the 14 -1 thrasing of Phoenix
Martyn congratulates the team at the end of the West End game
The celebrations begin