POSTED: April 09 2022 20:56:47. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 2nd April 2022


One of the best team performances on Saturday 2nd April 2022 was produced by Beechy Under 10's Thunder who were involved in the Supplementary Competition.

*Thunder were at home against Winton Juniors and in a game which was end to end Beechy took the lead. Nataniel Wojciak was on target after ten minutes but Winton Juniors equalised before half time. The pattern of the match remained much the same in the second half and it was Nataniel Wojciak who restored Thunder's lead. Once again Winton were back level with about ten minutes left to play but Beechy pushed hard for a match winning goal and were rewarded five minutes from the end via Theo McNulty. Following an incredible performance Ollie Sixsmith was named Thunder's Man of the Match.

*The Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) suffered their first defeat in the Supplementary Cup when they lost 3-1 at Beech Farm to Parkwyddn Predators. Oscar Mather scored Beechy's consolation goal with a great header following a brilliant cross from Josh Beddows. Voted Man of the Match was Goalkeeper Jack Lee who pulled off some terrific saves.

*Following a really close game at Beechy Farm Playing Fields Beechy Under 8's Storm were beaten at home by Parkwyddn Phoenix. In a match that produced ten goals Beechy were on top in the first half but after making a couple of changes Parkwyydn came back into the game in the second half. Goalscorers for the Storm were Jack Sinclair, Kobe Glass and Man of the Match Scott Ellis-Smith the teams captain who produced his best individual performance to date.

*In early morning cup action were the Under 13's Hurricanes who were at home to Salford Storm Tornadoes. Despite missing a couple of key players the Hurricanes still had a strong squad available but after dominating possession Beechy conceded the opening goal from a corner. The Hurricanes equalised after a superb counter-attack and though Henry Errington was fouled in the area the referee waved play on. Joshua Whitehead whippped a great corner into the area and finding space at the back post was Henry Errington who scored from close range. Salford Storm regained the lead after a good ball forward caused panic in the Beechy defence and a visitors striker fired a low drive into the bottom corner of the net. Another brilliant corner from Joshua Whitehead led to the Hurricanes second equaliser when Owen Hogben poked the ball home after a decent save by the Salford Storm keeper. Beechy went 3-2 up via a spectacular goal from Thomas Robinson who hammered the ball beyond the keeper from at least thirty yards then Oliver Nangle netted the fourth goal after the visitors keeper let the ball roll through his legs and into the net.

The visitors had proved they would still be a threat in the second half but the Hurricanes made a great start after the break and added goal number five courtesy of Henry Errington who ran onto a great through ball from midfield by Oliver Nangle. A long ball over the Hurricanes defence released a lone Salford Storm striker and his effort on target forced a brilliant save from Beechy keeper Luca Mobey who suffered a slight injury but thankfully Luca quickly recovered. The Hurricanes took a 6-2 lead when Henry Errington completed his hat trick when he put pressure on the visitors defence and after racing clear calmly slotted the ball low into the net. Joshua Whitehead completed the scoring and added the gloss to a brilliant all-round team performance from the Hurricanes after he rounded off a great move involving Oliver Nangle who had skilfully beat three opponents.

*At home to East Leigh Juniors Beechy Under 16's Storm produced a bright start in this Bolton Bury and District League fixture and both Evan Hodson-Griffiths and Harry Patterson were soon causing problems for the East Leigh defence. For most of the first half both teams cancelled each other before the ball broke to Aaron Cardall who finished well to put Beechy 1-0 up a lead Storm held at half time. Beechy used a 4-3-3 system in the second half and as they controlled the game Evan Hodson-Griffiths, Harry Patterson and Leo Barrett all went close as Storm looked to finish the game off. There was also a missed penalty by Beechy while East Leigh couldn't create the chances they needed to at least force a draw. This had been a hard fought game for Storm and their 1-0 victory keeps them in with a great chance of winning the Section C league title. Storm's Man of the Match could have been awarded to several players but Team Manager Graham Everall chose Ben Delaney who was brilliant all over the pitch.

*Beechy Under 7's Storm faced a tough game when they met Salford Storm Lightning who have only lost one match so far this season. The Beechy Boys who created a good performance started well and twice held the lead after playing some very good football. Salford Storm had some strong physical players and the visitors came back into the contest which was very entertaining to watch. Man of the Match Oscar Pugh who worked tirelessly and didn't stop running scored a well deserved goal in the first half while also on target for Beechy were Harry Heathcote-Ciare and Alfie Heighway.

*Most Managers would have been upset regarding their teams heavy defeat but Beechy Under 9's Hurricanes Boss Ian Lee accepted what had happened and offered no excuses after his team had played Stretford Victoria. Playing a postponed game from November 2021 the Hurricanes faced their tough opponents who had moved down from the top division in the Salford and Districts League. Full credit to Stretford who played some good football and the Beechy Boys were shocked by the way Albion attacked with real aggression.

The main thing was that the Hurricanes never stopped competing and many other games won't follow the same pattern so it's hard making 8 yr olds understand why this kind of result happens during the season. One Beechy player producing a fantastic performance was Jenson Smyth and when he concentrates and plays simple and effective soccer he's a pleasure to watch. The Hurricanes will bounce back from this defeat because they have the ability and a wonderful team spirit.

*For the second successive Saturday the Under 9's Tornadoes played neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellows and though Beechy won the previous fixture they knew another tight game was in prospect. Making a flying start the Tornadoes opened up a two goal lead but the boys took their foot off the gas thinking they had won the game. A penalty for handball saw the visitors reduce the arrears then Rangers scored again and suddenly the match slipped away from the Tornadoes. Having no substitutes available didn't help Beechy on the day but the players will be eager to rediscover the winning formula in their next Salford and Districts League fixture. A goal by Kai Barker plus and own goal made up the Tornadoes tally against Rangers.



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