March 06 2019 13:00:07.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 2nd/3rd March 2019
A superb team performance saw Beechfield United Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) edge a great Supplementary Cup tie with Moorside Rangers Blue following a dramatic penalty-shoot-out. Playing against a steep slope in the first half Beechy competed magnificently and some brilliant defending from Aiden Lawton, Charlie Chute, Ashley Tonge and goalkeeper Freddie Wardle plus the rest of the team allowed Beechy to go into the interval only one goal behind. The Tornadoes first half goal arrived through a superb breakaway from captain Joel Thorndyke who raced from the halfway line and hit a low cross shot into the far corner of the net. In the second half Beechy were more offensive regularly pushing Rangers back into their penalty area and Beechy were rewarded with an equaliser courtesy of Oliver Percival who produced some individual skill in the six yard box before he steered the ball home through a mass of defenders. But Rangers came roaring back and for the third time took the lead forcing the Tornadoes to dig deep to save this cup tie. Joel Thorndyke came to the forefront and running onto a through ball rounded the keeper and fired a shot from an acute angle to level the scores. A couple of minutes later the referee blew for full time forcing the teams to get ready for a penalty shoot-out. Five confident penalty takers volunteered but only four were needed and Aiden Lawton, Owen Hogben, Joel Thorndyke and Edward Hughes all scored with well taken spot-kicks. Beechy keeper Freddie Wardle played his part with one great penalty save while another Rangers players effort hit the crossbar and that resulted in the Tornadoes winning the shoot-out and booking their place in the next round of the competition. This was an enjoyable cup tie played by two closely matched teams and Tornadoes Man of the Match could have been awarded to any one of the twelve players involved but Freddie Wardle's overall game plus the penalty save saw him carry off the trophy.
Thanks to a great all-round display the Under 15's Tornadoes were rewarded with an emphatic 6-0 away victory over Astley Bridge Wanderers. In this Bolton Bury and District League Section D game the result was never in doubt and the Tornadoes collected three easy points after goals from Mathew Bennett (Hat-Trick) Jack Broadie, Fernley Davies and Billy Wadeson. The whole team shared the Man of the Match Award.
United's Under 15's Sunday team won 3-2 away at Urmston Meadowside Athletico. Goals by Max O'Brien and Jack Broadie put Beechy 2-0 up at half time but Urmston Meadowside found two goals to get back level. United had Man of the Match Jack Thompson to thank for scoring Beechy's winning goal in the last minute and the victory maintains the teams Timperley and District League Division 4 title challenge.
There was a comfortable 9-1 win for Beechy Under 14's Storm in the Salford and Districts League. United totally dominated this Division 1 away fixture at Flixton Junior Hawks and six players were on target with the goals. Archie Cooper scored four and there was a goal apiece for Bailey Lloyd, Charlie Molloy, Benjamin Garlick, Finley Share and Leo Hancock. Voted Man of the Match was goalkeeper Tom Cox.
In the North Bury Junior League Championship Division Beechy Under 14's Thunder versus Barr Hill Hearts was a game of two halves. At Bolton Road Playing Fields Thunder took the lead via William Whipday and Beechy had numerous chances to score again but poor finishing let them down and unfortunately for Thunder the visitors netted an equalising goal just before half time. Thunder dominated the opening quarter-hour of the second half but once again couldn't add the finish to more decent chances. Barr Hill went 2-1 up and after Thunder fell apart in the final fifteen minutes the visitors ended up winning 5-1.
At home to Woodbank Reds in the Bolton Bury and District League the Under 13's Storm started on the front foot and were rewarded with an early opening goal when Reilly Happy crossed the ball for Jayden Okoli who passed it into the net. Jayden Okoli was soon involved again supplying a great pass onto Georgi Georgiev and he made no mistake when he gave Storm a 2-0 lead. Storm added their third goal courtesy of Leo Barrett and under severe pressure Woodbank couldn't get out of their own half and slightly before half Georgi Georgiev had a simple tap-in for the fourth goal then Georgi completed his hat-trick after he rounded the keeper to give Beechy a 5-0 lead at the break. Woodbank made a fast start in the second half and got a goal back following a defensive mistake but quickly regaining control Storm continued to punish their opponents when Rafael Ceita made it 6-1 from the penalty spot. Ben Delaney added goal number seven and there was still time for one more goal in this Section C fixture and Leo Barrett was on target again when he completed the scoring. Final score Beechfield United Storm 8 v Woodbank Reds 1. A great performance from the whole team and named Man of the Match was Georgi Georgiev.
Kicking-Off their Supplementary Cup campaign were the Under 13's Tornadoes who met AFC Monton Dragons and thanks to a superb all-round team effort Beechy won the tie 3-0. Rafael Silviera gave Beechy the lead after six minutes then Bradley Oliver put the Tornadoes 2-0 up and despite some pressure from their opponents Beechy remained two goals ahead at half time. AFC Monton continued to put the Tornadoes under pressure in the second half and were awarded a dubious penalty but Lewis Wallis saved the resulting spot-kick. Both Oliver Lawton and Xander Effio saw efforts go just wide of the target before Charlie Mulvenna fired home the third goal. Man of the Match went to Ryan Lewis who was making his Beechy debut and he produced a great midfield performance.
The Under 12's Typhoon (9v9) had an excellent and extended Division 2 match away at Barr Hill Clubs. There was a suspicion of offside regarding Cole Winstanley's opening goal for Beechy but definitely nothing wrong when Reece James gave Typhoon a 2-0 lead. A Typhoon player missed a penalty and when Barr Hill reduced the arrears Beechy had some serious defending to do during an astonishing amount of added on time but Typhoon survived and fully deserved their 2-1 victory. Milonga Mututa was voted Man of the Match for a superlative performance at the back against Barr Hill's star player.
David Olidoy (Hat-Trick) Liam Peers, Joel Idusuyi, Jake Barrington plus Man of the Match Matthew Corry scored the goals as Beechy Under 12's Lightning (9v9) won 7-0 away against Cadishead Town Black. This latest victory made it five games unbeaten for Lightning and kept them in third place in the Division 3 table.
Away to Winton Wanderers Raptors the Under 11's Storm (9v9) made a winning start in the Supplementary Cup thanks to a solid all-round display in a match that produced thirteen goals. Leading marksman Oliver Cowley, Man of the Match Andrew AcKernley, Joshua Kilfoyle and Saul Tagoe got the goals in this Saturday morning fixture.
During the first half of their Supplementary Cup home game with Moorside Rangers Yellows the Under 10's Hurricanes allowed their opponents far too much of the ball. Beechy were also guilty of wasting possession far too easily and due to poor defending gifted Rangers the lead following a corner. During the half time break the Hurricanes coach reminded they boys they are a much better team than their below-par first half display. Stepping up a gear in the second half Beechy created more chances via some fantastic passing plus utilising the space on the pitch much better. Three goals shared between Alfie Rostron, Henry Errington and Amman Khan guaranteed the Hurricanes a deserved win and stretched the teams current unbeaten run to five games.
Also playing at home in the Supplementary Cup were Beechy Under 10's Tornadoes and they began the match against Moorside Rangers Purple displaying great communication and first class movement off the ball. The Tornadoes only goal of the tie was a classic one engineered via a superb move started by Thomas Robinson who's perfectly time challenge won the ball that was moved onto Mycah Camilleri and he passed it to Reece Cartwright who set-up Charlie Backhouse for a clinical finish. Tornadoes goalkeeper and Man of the Match Asa Brown made some superb saves but unfortunately his bravery couldn't prevent a Beechy defeat.
In their Green Group away fixture at AFC Monton Wolves the Under 10's Lightning boys suffered again for not taking the chances they created. But three times efforts hit the post and a free kick was cleared off the line while Monton Wolves counter-attacks brought them a few goals. A good overall team performance by Beechy who just need some luck in most games. Man of the Match was Sean Cosgrove and Lightning's consolation goal came courtesy of Jai Devani-White.
Following a hard fought game in the Yellow Group the Under 9's Thunder lost their away encounter with Swinton Junior Sharks. All the lads played well but couldn't add the finish to some gilt edged chances. Man of the Match went to debutant Luke Loftus for a strong defensive display while special mention goes to Lewis Milburn who ran his socks off and on another day will find his goal scoring touch again.
Keeping their second successive clean sheet were United's Under 9's Lightning who entertained neighbours Moorside Rangers Blue in the Blue Group and in an excellent overall performance Beechy defenders were outstanding. Voted Man of the Match was Oliver Eckersley who along with Charlie Swift was magnificent in the centre of the midfield. For the record books the match ended goalless.
Against a much improved Stretford Victoria Albion outfit the Under 9's Tornadoes created a well organised display despite a torrid first half. Beechy got their accurate passing game together in the second half that eventually secured the Tornadoes a well earned victory. Stewart Kay netted a brace with Josh Beddows also on target with the teams third goal. Although Dylan Courtney had an excellent game in defence it was George Wadeson who was named the teams Star Player for a performance reminiscent of Bryan Robson at his peak.
Producing another good team performance this time in the Supplementary Cup were Beechy Under 8's Storm. Away to Salford United a goal from Harry Wallis was reward for the Storm's dynamic display. The teams shared two goals at the end of normal time and this meant a penalty kick decider during which Reuben Wardle made a top-class save and Ethan Seddon was successful with his penalty. Kingsley Walters received the Best Player award.
Beechy Under 7's were involved in a ten goal Supplementary Cup thriller with Swinton Jaguars. At Beech Farm United started the more brightly than in their previous fixture moving the ball around better and competing more effectively. But using the pace of their attack Swinton Jaguars caught United on the break several times and raced into a three goal lead. Beechy hit back and got a goal to reduce the arrears through Aiden Gradwell but the Jaguars restored their three goal advantage before half time. It was a different story in the second half because Beechy dominated the game and thanks to some great play levelled the scores via goals from Jacob Wood, Daniel Wharton and Oliver Cooper. Patrik Doherty defended superbly whilst Player of the Match Sophie Price made some brilliant saves and though Rangers scored again a late Aiden Gradwell goal meant the teams faced a penalty kick decider. Unfortunately Beechy lost the shoot-out but the players were highly praised for a great effort all round.