December 14 2018 22:12:01.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 8th December 2018
Due to the adverse weather only three Junior Section fixtures went ahead on 8/12/2018 and all three games involved Beechy teams who play in the Salford and Districts League.
Beechy Under 14's Storm produced their best performance of the season in the top of the table clash with Moston and Miles Platting. Following a superb 6-1 away win Storm took over a leaders of the Division 1 table and extended their unbeaten run in league and cup fixtures to nine games. There was a top-class display from Beechy keeper Tom Cox who was named Man of the Match and on target with goals for the Storm were Charlie Molloy (2) Archie Cooper, Ishor Bajgai, Samuel Oludoyi and Ben Garlick.
The Under 11's Hurricanes (9v9) Yellow Group away game against Swinton Junior Lions was switched to the artificial surface at Salford Sports Village. In a high quality match the Hurricanes fell behind to a comical own goal then following another defensive error Beechy found themselves two goals down. But the Hurricanes rallied superbly and reduced the arrears when a powerful shot by Rian Haines was saved by the keeper but he parried the ball into the path of Oliver Sheridan who scored via a simple tap-in. Soon after Oliver was almost on target again when his well struck volley went just over the crossbar. Early in the second half Swinton Lions restored their two goal lead but Beechy responded and a brilliant strike from Ethan Mangwiro brought the Hurricanes back into the match. Then once again Beechy were punished after another mistake gifted Swinton Lions a fourth goal and a guaranteed victory. Star Player for the Hurricanes was Michael Munden for his industry and hard work.
Conditions were less than ideal when Beechy Under 10's Hurricanes played neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellows. In the Blue Group the Hurricanes were missing two key players but they made a confident start on a very fast 3G pitch and took a deserved lead through Man of the Match Henry Errington. Beechy were unable to maintain the momentum and allowed Rangers a chance to get a foothold in the match and struggling to defend against corners the Hurricanes let in two of Rangers three goals. There were a number of great chances for Beechy to score again and the Rangers keeper denied United further with a couple of brilliant saves. On another day the Hurricanes could easily have tasted victory.