Chippenham town ground, sloping down hill leaves managers with the decision to start uphill or down. With Melkshams captain winning the toss the decision was made to hold them playing uphill for the first half and go for the win in the second half.
The game started with action at both ends of the pitch and both teams having chances, although the arsenal seem to be building toward something, with goal line clearances and scuffles in the Melksham area, the Hurricanes were just holding on.
Once the Hurricanes came out for the second half, a couple of inspired substitutions saw them break through the opposition's defence, and just 10 minutes in, score the first goal, and just a few minutes later a second forced error saw the second goal .... 2-0.
Melksham's dominance held through the until the last 7 minutes of the game where Arsenal threw everything at the Hurricanes. The lads held strong and turned each attack into a break, forcing the oppositon goalie in to a performance that got him ~MOM.
Well done to Rich and the team,
Zac Hillier (Capt)
BLACK & YELLOW FAMILY !!!!
Melksham Town Girls teams had a great day at the Wiltshire Girls futsul competition which was held at the Futsul centre in Swindon on Saturday 25th April.
The u10's Final was a all Melksham affair after both teams won all their league games and won their Semi Finals. The Yellow team edged it with a goal 12 seconds from time and will represent Witlshire in Paigton next Sunday in the south West FInals. The u14's made it through to the Semi fianls where they were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Frome Town Ladies. In the afternoon session the U12 girls team shocked the opposition putting on some of the best football played and were beaten finalists by Bath City. The u16 girls remained unbeaten in the competiton and ran out 2-1 winners v Swindon Spitfires and will travel to Paignton at the end of May to Represent Wiltshire.
Open football training sessions have been arranged for all budding footballers, currently in Reception Class.
Starting Sunday 17 May 2015 and running for 6 weeks at Christie Miller Playing Field
This training will involve some basic skills training, to give your child a chance to see if they are interested in playing football and preparation for 2015-16 season for the U6 age group.
Please email your child’s interest to book a place. A reply will then be issued explaining everything you need to know. Places will be limited.
PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT REGISTERING, TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT !
First Session Free
We will be looking for parents interested in helping on the day & assist the Manager running the age group for the forthcoming season, in particular we need administrators & coaches. Please let us know if you are keen to be involved ASAP.
Tom Crawford – 07809 827328
There were mixed fortunes for the Ladies and Girls sides from MTFC over the weekend of the 18th and 29th April in the Wiltshire Ladies and Girls league cup Semi finals.
On the Saturday the U14 girls ran out 5-0 winners over FC Chippenham to make the final for the 3rd time in four seasons.
The u16 girls made it 5 finals on the trot after a convincing 7-0 win against Sarum Youth.
On the Sunday the Ladies played in a hard fought game against Swindon Spitfires and after falling behind in the first half took a 2-1 lead in the second half but spits drew level later in the game through a disputed goal.
The sides could not be seperated in extra time and spits went on to win 4-3 in the the penalty shoot out.
The finals take place on Sunday 17th May.