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Manchester FA Frank Hannah Premier Cup quarter final round-up

Tuesday night saw some quarter-final games take place in the Manchester FA Frank Hannah Premier Cup. The semi-final draw also took place at half time.

Hyde United faced FC United of Manchester to see who would go through to the next round.

Droylsden FC also faced Mossley FC. Wythenshawe Town should have also played Trafford FC. However, this game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Results

Droylsden Town drew 0-0 with Mossley. This game had to be decided on penalties. After the shootout was finished, Droylsden went through in a 3-2 battle.

Hyde United hosted FC United and lost 3-0. Adam Dodd, Tunde Owolabi and Louis Myers were responsible for the goals. Hyde also had a penalty saved. FC United are now through to the semi-finals.

Irlam and Maine Road are the other two teams in the competition. However, they are yet to play each other but because of league commitments. This will have to be played in January.

Manchester FA Semi-final draw

The draw was done last night after the Hyde and FC United game. You can see that on Twitter here…

So, Wythenshawe Town or Trafford FC will play Droylsden.

FC United of Manchester will play Irlam FC or Maine Road.

All semi-final clashes will be played week commencing, 03/02/2020.

Non-League: Frank Hannah Manchester Premier cup first round round-up

16 teams have been in action in the Frank Hannah Manchester Premier Cup this week and most games were very close or went to penalties.

Here’s a quick round-up of the games brought to you by The Football Manc Cave.

Radcliffe Vs FC United

It wasn’t the first time this season that these two teams have met at the Neuven Stadium and it was all to play for. It remained goalless until half time and when the teams came back out, Nialle Rodney opened up the score sheet putting FC United in front.

Soon after, Liam Ellis managed to equalise and Boro’ were back in the game. This only lasted for four minutes as Alex Curren then made it 2-1 to FC United. In the 81st minute, a Rick Smith header made it 2-2 and the game went to penalties.

Unfortunately, Boro’ has a bad shoot out and missed 2, sending FC United through to the next round.

Mossley Vs Abbey Hey

It only took 10 minutes for a goal in this game as Abbey Hey took the lead. Mossley’s Ben Halfacre equalised soon after getting the game even again.

Paul Marshall also picked up a bad injury that saw him stretchered off the pitch. There wasn’t much to report in the second half and the score remained 1-1. Meaning another penalty shootout for the competition. Mossley ended up winning the shootout 4-2.

Droylsden Vs Ashton United

The two teams managed to keep it even until half time but in the 62nd minute, Simon Woodford scores an own goal that put Droylsden 1-0 up. The rest of the half remained tight from both teams and that unfortunate own goal was the only one of the game sending Droylsden through to the next round.

Irlam Vs Avro

Another game that stayed 0-0 up until half time. It took 85 minutes in this game for the score sheet to open up and it was Caselle who put Irlam 1-0 up.

Frustrations got the better of Avro when one of their players was sent off in the 88th minute for a reckless tackle. The last minutes of the game were very dramatic as Avro also managed to equalise in injury time.

This sent the game to penalties and Irlam won after they saved Avro’s last shot.

Maine Road Vs Chadderton

Jamie Hill managed to put Maine Road 1-0 up after 38 minutes and all seemed well for the side until Dillan O’Connor managed to equalise in the 43rd minute.

Whatever was said in the Maine Road dressing room at half time certainly worked, as Oscar Campbell came back on the pitch and put his side up 2-1 in the 49th minute.

The game remained this way and Maine Road progressed.

West Didsbury & Chorlton Vs Trafford FC

This was another game that was goalless until half time. In the 55th minute, Grimshaw managed to put Trafford 1-0 up. This was until the 65th minute when they gave a penalty away and West Didsbury’s Barnes equalised.

74 minutes in and Trafford got themselves back into it, Curtis Miller made it 2-1 and a few minutes later, it looked like it was going to be 3 but it was ruled offside.

Trafford won the game and went through.

Hyde United Vs Glossop North End

There was a goal coming from the get-go as Hyde had a goal ruled out pretty early on for offside. This was followed by Paddy Lane scoring the opening goal for Hyde. A nice bit of play between Tongue and Dan Turner soon made it 2-0.

It was kept that way until half time, Glossop came back out and looked like they were going to get themselves back into the game. Ahmadi managed to head home a Samassa cross to make it 2-1.

Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t the comeback they’d hoped for, as Tongue and Dan Turner scores a third and fourth for Hyde.

Samassa also received a red card for a high challenge which probably came out of frustration, as Hyde went through to the next round.

Curzon Ashton Vs Wythenshawe Town

Another 0-0 game up until half time and this one took 67 minutes for some action and it was Isaac Sinclair who put The Nash 1-0 up. 6 minutes later, Wythenshawe’s Dwyer managed to equalise and in the 80th minute, things took a turn for Curzon as Brotherton’s header made it 2-1 to the away side.

Curzon’s Olly Thornley was stretchered off the pitch with an injury. The game remained 2-1 knocking The Nash out of the competition which comes as a big shock at this stage as they hold the cup from last years final in which they managed to beat Mossley 3-1.

3 players stand out as FC United suffer second defeat to Hyde

FC United suffered their second defeat in the Northern Premier League in a 2-1 defeat at home to Hyde United. Today, The Football Manc Cave will take a look at the key events of the game and what players to keep an eye on for the rest of the season…

A home defeat would leave you thinking that manager Neil Reynolds would be giving the players the hairdryer treatment in the dressing room post-match. However, I was fortunate enough to see a high-quality performance from FC Utd which proved that this side has the potential to challenge in this division.

First Half

The beginning of the game saw FC Utd take total control. The Reds were pinging passes from left to right. James Joyce had acres of space out on the left, where the likes of Tom Dean and Luke Griffiths were picking him out for fun. But FC Utd was unable to capitalise despite dominance.

A mistaken pass in their own half saw Hyde take advantage and Danny O’Brien scores a tap in from a yard out.

In a baffling event, Hyde was awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box, until the referee changed his mind and awarded a penalty. Imminently, the referee became the most disliked man in the stadium. However, goalkeeper Patrick Wharton pulled off a fantastic double save to stop the penalty as well as the rebound. It was one of the most fantastic things I have ever seen in live football.

Despite FC Utd’s control of the game, Hyde was vicious on the odd occasion they had a counter-attack. On one of the very rare occasions that Hyde played some good football was down the left, where they completely undid the FC Utd defence. Liam Tongue slotted it away nicely leaving Hyde Utd 2-0 ahead.

Second half

Hyde Utd started the second half the way FC Utd started the first. Hyde was holding possession and switching play until FC Utd found their groove again.

Niall Rodney and Regan Linney looked to be the two most threatening players for the Reds. Linney regularly cutting inside from the left for the shot or Rodney playing off the last man and attempting to get on the end of some fairly wayward long balls.

FC Utd gained more and more momentum as the clock ticked down. The introduction of Chris Sharp gave the Reds more threat and options, adding to the attack v defence display.

Regan Linney’s favoured technique of cutting inside and shooting finally paid off, as a slight deflection sent the keeper the opposite way.

The remainder of the game saw FC Utd try to prod and pick away at the sturdy and compact Hyde. By the way, Hyde was hoofing the ball up and taking time on dead-ball situations, it was clear the side was holding out for the result they had.

It worked. Despite piling on the pressure in the final stages of the game, FC Utd undeservedly missed the mark on several goal-scoring opportunities.

The game had some fantastic moments and displays of good football. But the highlight has to be manager Neil Reynolds’ yellow card for descent towards the assistant referee over a throw-in awarded to Hyde where the ball hadn’t completely crossed the line. From my position, Reynolds was correct, but he must remain composed and focused in order to set a good example for his team.

Scout report: Who stood out?

Luke Griffiths

Griffiths played in the centre of the park and made everything tick for the Reds. Without him, it’s hard to see how they could dominate possession. His ball control, passing accuracy and footballing IQ set him apart from every other player on the pitch.

Craig Carney

Carney is a joy to watch. Finding acres of space on the right side of the field allowed him to be one of FC Utd’s most dangerous players. His ability to storm down the wing, whether defenders are there to stop him or not, makes him one of the best full-backs to watch live. He found himself in both crossing and shooting opportunities and was unfortunate to not come away with more. For myself, he was Man of the Match.

Patrick Wharton

The FC Utd goalkeeper deserves a special mention for his double save after the Reds conceded a very suspect penalty. He also pulled off the odd good save in a game where he wasn’t entirely busy.

Overall

In my opinion, FC Utd deserved to win this game. They played some amazing football, looked good as a squad and challenged Hyde Utd throughout the 90 minutes. It looks as though they need an imposing striker who can be an aerial threat and well as a hold-up player to slide the ball into the wingers.

Three players who must impress BBM against Hyde tonight for Rochdale

As most teams pre-season campaign comes to a close, The Football Manc Cave are looking at Rochdale to see which players should look to impress in their last friendly against Hyde United.

A very organised Brian Barry-Murphy has already picked out his squad that will play against Hyde. It’s a very youthful Dale side, although he can afford to put out an inexperienced team to give himself and fans an insight into the youngsters in the team.

This also gives the senior squad a rest ahead of the start of the season. The line up picked out consists of, Wade, Matheson, Kinsella, Lee, Dunne, Clarkson, Chorlton, Gillam, Moreland, Bradley and Tavares. Before this team gets underway at Ewen Fields, here’s three of the squad members who should look to impress their manager and the fans.

Bradley Wade

Wade is a 19-year-old goalkeeper who has come through the ranks at Rochdale and has been with the club since he was 15 years old. He’s been a key member of the youth squads at Dale and now that he has become a senior squad member, he will be looking to impress.

Another factor that will influence his performance is that Rochdale has recently signed Robert Sanchez on loan from Brighton, and he has recently started a friendly for the club. This knocks Wade further down in the pecking order for Brian Barry Murphy’s choices. This should mean that Wade will be looking to put on his best performance against Hyde.

Luke Matheson

The 16-year-old has had a good career so far, as he’s had 2 senior appearances already for Dale and he has appeared for England’s Under 17’s team once. The defender is obviously very young, however, he will be looking to impress. He will want to boost his own playing experience and he will also want to get a chance at regular football.

If Matheson can show what he’s capable of, he could gain credit from his current manager, interest from other clubs with him being so young and also interest from England’s other youth teams.

Fabio Tavares

Another young player who will be looking to prove himself. He only signed his first professional contract this summer with Dale along with Harrison Hopper and Lewis Bradley. Tavares has also been with the club since he was 15 and has been a big part of the youth squads. He has bagged over 40 goals throughout his two-year scholarship.

Now that he is part of the senior squad, he will be looking to impress not only the fans but Brian Barry Murphy and the team. Lewis Bradley has also been named in the squad to face Hyde so the pair will hopefully be able to show how they can produce good football together.

Curzon Win The Frank Hannah Cup For The First Time Since 1990

Curzon Ashton v Mossley was a final only four years ago, that day Mossley came out on top winning 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw within the 90 minutes.

Today Curzon had the chance to avenge that defeat back in 2015 and win their first Premier Cup since 1990, having been runners up three times (1993, 1996, 2015).

Hyde United’s Ewan Field stadium was the stage for the Frank Hannah Manchester Premier Cup final. The artificial pitch certainly gave both sides a chance to play some decent football.

Early on Deakin found himself in lots of room down the Nash’s right hand side, and looked to cause a lot of problems for the Mossley left back. The game settled into Curzon attack and Mossley defend type of game, and after 20 minutes Ryan Brooke broke free from the defence finding himself 1-1, he checked back to send a shot home far post. The goal was coming as Curzon piled the pressure on.

Mossley started to play with a high line, Curzon cottoned onto this and started to ping balls over the top. However, the Nash’s strikers found themselves offside more than on.

Just before the half time whistle, Mossley made it 1-1 and it certainly got the teams wheels motoring as they turned up the pressure on Curzon who went into the second half wondering how they weren’t in front.

The second half started and both sides had early chances to pinch in front. Mossley having the best chance following a passing move that many Premier League commentators would have been waxing lyrical over.

However, the pattern of play fell into a similar to that of the first half, with Curzon dominant and knowing they had more gears to find should they need it.

Just past the hour mark following great play by the impressive Luke Wall on the left, it was played across for Louis Wardle to shoot and a harsh deflection helped loop the ball over the goalkeeper.

Mossley had chances, however man of the match Wall sealed the trophy with an excellent solo goal down the right side. Intercepting the ball half way within his own half and going on a run which saw him slot the ball home from the corner of the six-yard box.

The 686 in attendance were treated to a good final. One that Mossley can take heart from as they went toe-to-toe with a team two divisions above them. It was simply the difference in levels that made the difference in the end.

Things have looked good under Mark Bradshaw since he took over, and maybe this trophy could be the start of an exciting era going forward for the Nash.