April 17 2019 16:36:17.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 13th/14th Apr 2019
Back in action following two weeks without a fixture in the Timperley and District League Beechfield United Under 15's Sunday team had to work hard before they were guaranteed a 2-1 away win. A goal by Man of the Match Charlie Wallwork gave Beechy a slight 1-0 lead at half time against bottom of the table opponents Wilmslow Town but the hosts fought back and equalised. United left it late because there was only two minutes to go when Jack Thompson netted Beechy's match winning goal. With four games to play promotion is very much a possibility and United have an outside chance of Division 4 title honours if they can secure maximum points.
Beechy Under 13's Storm had a friendly match at home against Turton Tigers and were quickly on the back foot as Turton played the ball around with confidence. The visitors scored the opening goal when their striker went through the defence and drilled the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Storm's overall performance improved and Leo Barrett netted Beechy's equaliser after latching onto a pass from Georgi Georgiev then following a reversal of the previous move Georgi supplied the finish for 2-1 following a through ball from Leo. Storm played with the wind and created a couple of chances with Ben Delaney pulling the strings but Turton hit Beechy on the break to make it 2-2 at half time. With the help of the wind in the second half Turton took control and scored two quick goals that eventually earned the visitors a 4-2 victory. Man of the Match went to Ben Delaney who was head and shoulders above any other player.
Following an excellent all-round performance the Under 12's Typhoon (9v9) squad were rewarded with a comfortable 4-0 home win against Barr Hill Clubs in the Supplementary Cup. Typhoon played some of their best football of the season and only a fine display from the oppositions keeper kept the score so low. Goals for Beechy came via Ronan Mullen (who scored with his first touch of the game) Charlie Harris, Reece James and Man of the Match Sonny O'Brien.
At home to Cadishead Town Black in Division 3 Beechy Under 12's Lightning (9v9) hit double figures against their opponents while the three points gained move Beechy up to second place in the table. There were hat tricks for Joel Idujusi and David Olidoy, two goals each from Kyle Stafford and Patrick Tifu plus a goal apiece by David Williams, Josh Harris and Zane Davies. Sharing Lightning's Man of the Match award were Patrick Tifu and Joel Idujusi.
The Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) returned to winning ways courtesy of a home win over FC Bridgewater Cosmos. Beechy's recent form has been good so they set about this Supplementary Cup tie full of confidence putting early pressure on their opponents but several chances couldn't be turned into goals. Although Beechy reserve keeper Finlay Fairhurst was rarely troubled he could only watch as his team mates were finding it difficult to penetrate a determined and well organised FC Bridgewater defence. Finding a way past the visitors outstanding keeper proved to be just as frustrating but Oliver Percival managed to bag a couple of goals his second was a sublime chip from the edge pf the area that gave Tornadoes the advantage at the break. Beechy defender Alfie Ainsworth donned the keepers gloves for the second half and he produced a fine diving save from a crisply hit shot that unfortunately fell into the patch of the FC Bridgewater left winger who slammed the ball into the net from about four yards. Undeterred the Tornadoes pushed on and inevitably scored three goals to seal a well deserved victory. The ever reliable Joel Thorndyke popped up with a goal, a great long range shot from defender Charlie Chute got himself on the scoresheet and completing his hat trick Oliver Percival capped a fine individual performance that earned him the Man of the Match award.
United's two other Under 11's teams Storm and Hurricanes had no official league or cup fixture so an in-house friendly match was arranged. Producing one of their best performances of the season with every player on top of their game Storm won the game. Goalkeeper James Cadwaladr picked up the Best Player award and on target with goals for Storm were leading marksman Oliver Cowley, Saul Tagoe and Joshua Kilfoyle. Storm took an early lead in the match then Hurricanes equalised and the score remained level at the break. Hurricanes never got going in the second half allowing Storm the opportunity to dominate the game and add more goals. If it wasn't for goalkeeper and Man of the Match Alfie Gridlestone Hurricanes would have conceded double figures.
On Saturday it was one of those games when the Under 10's Hurricanes met Barr Hill Clubs for a Blue Group fixture. There were spells in the game when the Hurricanes played some really good football and despite producing a vast number of shots on target Beechy came up against an in-form Barr Hill keeper who was his teams Man of the Match and at the final whistle Hurricanes recent unbeaten run came to an end. Dillan Caldwell got Hurricanes only goal in this games and Alfie Rostron received the Man of the Match of the Match accolade.
At Beech Farm the Under 10's Tornadoes and Stretford Victoria Panthers Supplementary Competition tie turned out to be a thrilling game. Beechy went a goal down inside the first five minutes but after a great move the Tornadoes were back on level terms. According to Team Manager Mark Rowbotham some of Beechy's passing throughout the game was unbelievable and the Tornadoes were rewarded with a well-earned victory. Reece Cartwright, Thomas Robinson, Matty Cox and Scott Howarth scored the goals and the whole team shared the Man of the Match award.
Beechy Under 10's Lightning never really created a chance of a goal against a much more fluent and creative Winton Wolves outfit. Outplayed for most of this Supplementary Competition game Lightning only had just two sterling defensive performances from Matthew Elliott and Man of the Match Alfie Latham. There are lessons to be learned for Beechy regarding keeping the ball and using it better to deny the opposition the opportunity to score goals.
There was an early kick-off for Beechy Under 9's Thunder in their Supplementary Competition away game against Winton Spartans and Thunder were punished for a mediocre first half display. But enjoying a greater share of the ball Beechy played much better after the break as they worked more as a team and though only seven players were available for the tie they couldn't be faulted for their effort. Man of the Match was Harry Norcross who throughout the game worked tirelessly at both ends of the pitch and topped it when he scored Thunder's consolation goal.
A frustrated Under 9's Lightning outfit lost their rescheduled Supplementary Competition tie with De La Salle. At Beech Farm Lightning struggled to get a foothold in the match and having to replay this game truly cost Beechy a place in the final. Karrel Thomas was on target with Lightning's only goal and Beechy keeper Brandon Booth who played out of net in the second half was the teams Star Player.
Playing away at Monton Sports in the Yellow Division the Under 9's Tornadoes ended the match sharing eight goals. Although the Beechy boys created some decent half chances in the first half they found themselves three goals down at half time and a difficult second half loomed large. But similar to their previous fixture the Tornadoes were brilliant after the break and quickly reduced the arrears with two goals from Stewart Kay his second an absolute corker following a move started by stand-in keeper Josh Beddows. Monton Sports grabbed their fourth goal with ten minutes to go and a Tornadoes defeat looked on the cards but showing tremendous spirit Beechy fought back again. Man of the Match Stewart Kay completed his hat trick and with about three minutes left Martin Cholakov netted the equaliser and Tornadoes Manager Richard James was happy with the draw with arguably the best team in the Division.
On a pitch that made it difficult to play attractive football Beechy Under 8's Storm still managed to create a great performance against opponents De La Salle Rangers. The match produced a fast pace throughout with goals coming at both ends almost one after the other but it was De La Salle who eventually won this nine goal thriller. Goal scorers for the Storm were Kingsley Walters, Ryden Coward, Ethan Seddon and Connor O'Sullivan who was named Man of the Match for displaying a great attitude and never giving up.
Producing a very enjoyable game at Beech Farm were the Under 7's and Flixton Junior Lions with both teams always looking to play good attacking football. After an evenly balanced start Flixton Lions scored a couple of quick goals following some sloppy defending by Beechy and the visitors raced into a comfortable lead. Beechy got back into the game with a battling performance from Daniel Wharton, trickery from Aiden Gradwell and a great finish for the teams consolation goal by Man of the Match Oliver Cooper.