POSTED: April 06 2019 20:22:53. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 30th/31st Mar 2019
Performance of the weekend was produced on Saturday morning when Beechfield United Under 14's Thunder travelled to play Royton Town in a Divisional Cup game. In the North Bury Junior League Royton Town currently hold a ten point lead at the top of the Championship Division while Beechy find themselves occupying bottom place in the table but following a sterling all-round display Thunder were rewarded with a fully deserved 1-0 victory. This cup-tie was a close affair but Beechy's concentration levels were very good throughout and though Royton Town had the better chances in the first half Thunder defended superbly but on one occasion a goal line clearance made sure Thunder went in at half time 0-0. The pattern of the match was much the same in the second half and Royton Town attempted to pick up the tempo but more solid defending from Beechy made sure the hosts were limited to only a few chances. Thunders winning goal arrived with twelve minutes to go when Louis Percival found himself with time on the ball and he decided to have a long range shot from well outside the area. At first glance it seemed as if the ball had gone over the crossbar but to the delight of the Beechy players the net rippled as it beat the Royton keeper. Thunder's defence remained well organised in the minutes left to play and Beechy celebrated a first clean sheet of the season and a warranted cup win. The whole team shared the Man of the Match award.
Dominating the first half of their Section D home game with FC Sharples the Under 15's Tornadoes held a 2-0 lead at the break. The visitors to Stott Lane Playing Fields fought back and there was a nervy end to the game for Beechy who eventually collected the three points thanks to a deserved 3-2 win. Tornadoes Man of the Match was Cael Malloy and goal scorers for Beechy in this Bolton Bury and District League fixture were Jack Broadie (2) and Reda Alhumandi.
An own goal was scant consolation for the Under 14's Tornadoes following their Divisional Cup tie at Littleborough Junior Yellow. Despite producing a gutsy and hard working performance against strong opposition Beechy suffered an 8-1 defeat. No Man of the Match was chosen on this occasion.
Playing away against Blackford AFC the Under 13's Storm lads made a very poor start in their latest Section C fixture. Beechy conceded a sloppy opening goal and with Blackrod first to every ball Storm struggled to get a grip on the match and the hosts added a second goal. Elliott McClurg-Taylor reduced the arrears when he scrambled the ball into the net before Blackrod went 3-1 up prior to half time. Beechy were fired-up after the break and creating some good chances were rewarded when Elliott McClurg-Taylor was on target again when he made it 3-2. Blackrod couldn't cope at times as Storm put them under pressure but the hosts launched another counter-attack and added a fourth goal that guaranteed them victory. Storm's Man of the Match was Ben Delaney who didn't deserve to end up on the losing side. Final Score Blackrod AFC 4 v Beechy Storm 2.
At home to Urmston Town Tornadoes in the Supplementary Cup Beechy Under 12's Typhoon (9v9) failed to put their chances away again. Beechy led 2-1 with time running out after goals from Cole Winstanley and Ronan Mullen but they needed an inspired display by goalkeeper and Man of the Match Peter Ellis to grind out the win.
With no official Salford and Districts League fixture the Under 12's Lightning (9v9) organised a friendly match with Abraham Moss. Goals galore were on the menu and Beechy finished up easy winners via a 9-2 victory. Man of the Match Jake Barrington led the goal scorers with six, David Olidoy was on target twice plus there was a goal for Liam Peers.
Leading marksman Oliver Cowley and Saul Tagoe scored the goals for the Under 11's Storm (9v9) who made it three games unbeaten when they shared six goals with AFC Monton Dragons. The teams met at Beech Farm Playing Fields and after the game Cobey Cleary was named the Storm's Best Player.
Usually a top quality performance from the Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) would have produced a positive result after the Supplementary Cup tie with Old Trafford Jaguars but unfortunately on this occasion Beechy were on the wrong end of a 4-2 score line. Both teams contributed to a thrilling and very entertaining match and Tornadoes management were pleased with their teams display if not the result. Goals for Beechy came via top scorer Finlay Fairhurst who looked to be back to his best and Oliver Percival who's neat finish capped off a fine individual performance resulting with a deserved Man of the Match award.
Following a hard fought Supplementary Cup tie against South Manchester Sports Lions Beechy Under 10's Lighting lost by the odd goal in three. On Sunday this was Lightnings home game and a physical South Manchester outfit who tried to out muscle Beechy held a one goal lead at half time. Lightning upped their work rate in the second half but after a quick breakaway move the visitors increased their lead. Full credit to Beechy who never gave up and their determination paid dividends when during a goalmouth scramble South Manchester conceded an own goal. But during a tense last five minutes Lightning were unable to find an equaliser. For a resolute performance in central midfield Jai Devani-White received the Man of the Match award.
Again without any substitutes available the Under 10's Tornadoes displayed great character when they met Flixton Junior Lions. In the Supplementary Competition Beechy found themselves three goals down but playing some great soccer got two goals back through Reece Cartwright. The Tornadoes pushed hard for an equaliser without further success while Flixton Lions scored again in the last minute. Beechy's Star Player was Thomas Robinson.
The Under 10's Hurricanes produced an outstanding display in their Supplementary Competition away game with Barr Hill Clubs. On the front foot straight from the first whistle Beechy had greater success regarding the early exchanges with numerous chances on offer though the Hurricanes decision making was a bit laboured. But Beechy took the lead with a well deserved goal courtesy of top scorer Alfie Rostron who's powerful shot from distance proved too much for the Barr Hill keeper to handle with the ball going through his legs and into the net. The Hurricanes started to create more chances and Amaan Khan was making some great runs down the right wing and one fantastic cross into the area found Alfie Rostron who via an outstanding brave header scored one of the goals of the season. Then after a superb solo run Henry Errington produced an unbelievable finish that is also a contender for goal of the season. Barr Hill continued to be a threat as they tried to take advantage of several counter-attacks but the Hurricanes defence stood firm and Beechy keeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker had a fairly easy first half. At half time the Beechy boys were reminded they couldn't afford to relax their grip on the match and Hurricanes again relied heavily on their well organised defensive unit. Barr Hill continued to apply the pressure and the hosts reduced the arrears with a fantastic finish but after conceding the goal Beechy found fresh impetus and following a throw-in Alfie Rostron completed the scoring and his hat-trick. Every single Hurricanes squad member played their part in this superb all-round display and Beechy Manager Ben Robinson congratulated Amman Khan for his Man of the Match award, Alfie Rostron for his hat-trick, and Henry Errington for his goal plus he gave a mention regarding Team Captain Oliver Hall who produced some excellent defending as well as creating several great attacking runs in the first half.
A good overall performance by Beechy Under 9's Thunder in their Yellow Group away game against AFC Monton Sports went unrewarded and Thunder didn't deserve to lose the match plus the score line flattered Beechy's opponents. Goals for Thunder came via Jaylen Jones and Bobby Leonard who didn't stop running throughout the game and both players took home Man of the Match awards. Special mention goes to Jace Parker who played really well on his debut.
Under 9's Tornadoes Manager Richard James was totally honest when he admitted that opponents Stretford Victoria Albion were the better team following the Supplementary Competition match played at Beech Farm. Stretford Victoria were a lot more comfortable in possession and also their movement off the ball was very impressive. The Tornadoes who didn't get off to a good start conceded the opening goal and although Josh Beddows equalised Beechy suddenly found themselves two goals down. A penalty by Bailey Breeze reduced the arrears just before half time and the Tornadoes overall play did improve in the second half resulting in Martin Cholakov grabbing the equaliser. Not wanting to face a penalty shoot-out Beechy went looking for a winning goal but the Tornadoes were caught napping when via some counter-attacking football Stretford Victoria added two more goals. The Beechy boys need to improve on getting their final pass to find the intended target then they will achieve success against most other teams they play. Man of the Match was George Wadeson who made some useful passes, good interceptions and forceful ball winning tackles.
Continuing their rapid improvement in the top Division were Beechy Under 8's Storm who's home fixture with AFC Monton Ninjas included ten goals. A strong passing game from the Storm just wasn't quite enough against their opponents defence and Monton eventually won the match. Two goals from Connor O'Sullivan and one each by Ethan Seddon and Man of the Match Kingsley Walters were just reward for Beechy's fine display.
In their Supplementary Competition away game the Under 7's came up against a very strong and physical Parkwyddn outfit and whilst Beechy held their own for long periods they were unable to play their normal attacking game. The highlight of the tie was created by Man of the Match Aiden Gradwell who's stunning free kick from the right hand side found the far top corner of the net. Parkwyddn who ran out comfortable winners scored a few great goals themselves.