May 18 2017 20:38:03.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 13th May 2017
Playing their fifth successive home game were Beechfield United Under 15's Storm who after going seven games unbeaten have now lost two on the trot. Beechy knew they faced a tough match against Division 1 opponents Urmston Town Ravens who currently hold third place in the league table. Jason Smith (2) and Tyler Davies got the goals for the Storm who lost the game 5-2. Man of the Match was Joe Cox.
Chasing honours in the Salford and Districts Football League are Beechy Under 12's Storm (9v9) But following their home game against Barr Hill Aces the Storm dropped two vital points as they challenge for the Division 1 title. The teams shared a 1-1 score line and on target for Beechy was Damion Broughton. Voted Star Player was Mason Turner.
At Beech Farm the Under 11's Tornadoes came out on top of their Development Group Blue Division fixture with Swinton Junior Lions. Thanks to goals by Theo Valentine, Charlie Mulvenna and Oliver Lomas United won the match by the odd goal in seven.
All three Under 10's teams lost their respective Development Group Division games. Away to Winton Gladiators the Under 10's Lightning had Demi Jones and Charlie Harris on target with a goal apiece while collecting the Man of the Match Award was Aaron Worthington.
Daniel Hesketh and Cole Winstanley who hit a brace ripped opponents Manchester Maccabi Phoenix apart but somehow the Under 10's Typhoon couldn't score all the goals their brilliant football deserved. Maccabi's star player brought out the best from Beechy keeper Peter Ellis who made some fantastic saves that earned him the Man of the Match Award. Unfortunately Beechy suffered a narrow defeat.
Guilty of a poor display were the Under 10's Storm who had their minds focused on next Saturday's cup final. In their home game against Barr Hill Aces the Storm found themselves trailing by three goals at half time. Caden Gibson scored United's goal in the first half and Beechy's overall performance improved during the second period. Man of the Match Josh Mcloughlin fired home the Storm's second goal but despite creating numerous chances Beechy couldn't add more goals and lost the match.
The Under 9's Tornadoes had a limited number of players available for their Development Group Red Division home game with neighbours Moorside Rangers Blue. Simple instructions from Manager Colin Duff were keep it tight and hit your opponents on the break. At the end of one counter-attack Beechy took the lead when a great cross from Finley Fairhurst put the visitors under pressure forcing a Moorside player to head the ball into his own net. Beechy chased every ball for the full fifty minutes and working well as a team thought they had added a second goal. The Moorside keeper misjudged a shot from Ellis O'Brien-Walsh and though the ball appeared to have fully crossed the line the referee deemed it didn't. Increased pressure from Rangers finally took it toll and Moorside equalised via a well worked goal and as the Beechy lads tired Moorside found more space on the pitch and grabbed a winning goal. Beechy's players contributed to a great game of mini-soccer and named Man of the Match was freddy wardle
Joshua Kilfoyle scored a brilliant goal for the Under 9's Storm who were away to Winton Wanderers in the Development Group Yellow Division. The match ended as a score draw and receiving the Storm's Best Player honour was James Cadwalader.
There was a goal feast in the Under 8's Hurricanes versus Urmston Town Dragons Development Group Blue Division game. The teams scored thirteen goals between them and on target for the Hurricanes were Man of the Match Henry Jones (hat-trick) and Freddie Jackson.
In their Development Group Blue Division away fixture with Majic Sports Eagles the Under 7's Storm played their best soccer of the season in the first half and held a four goal lead. It was a different story in the second half because the Storm couldn't sustain the momentum and taking control Majic Sports eventually won the game. Goals for Beechy came via Man of the Match Logan Holland, Ronnie Thompson and Frankie Carter.
Leading goalscorer Alfie Lacey fired in a hat trick for the Under 7's Tornadoes who played Swinton Junior Sharks in the Development Group Yellow Division. Other goals for Beechy were scored by Jack McMinn, Stewart Kay and Daire Cox. The teams Star Player was Alfie Lacey.