POSTED: April 28 2017 18:58:08. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 22nd/23rd April 2017
Creating the highlight of the weekend were Beechfield United Under 17's who celebrated after winning the Youth Bundesliga Cup. This Timperley and District League final was played at Shawe View the home ground of Trafford FC and Beechy lifted the trophy following a 2-1 victory over Hale United Hurricanes. Beechy quickly dominated possession and were rewarded when they raced into a 2-0 after just twelve minutes. Kai Leonard opened the scoring via a cracking volley when he hammered the ball into the net off the underside of the crossbar. Following a well worked move and an accurate cross Callum Frier headed home the second goal and Beechy were in cruise control. There were chances on offer to increase the lead but they weren't taken and just before half time Hale United reduced the arrears. The second half proved to be an evenly balanced affair with both teams failing to take advantage of numerous goal scoring opportunities. During a tense finish to the final Beechy produced some excellent defending when Hale United forced several corners in the last two minutes. Ben Dargon was Man of the Match.
Thanks to an highly impressive all-round performance the Under 16's Tornadoes booked their place in the final of the Players Cup. Beechy faced Whelley Alexandra in the semi-final and despite missing two key players due to injury the Tornadoes still had enough overall strength and ability and secured a comfortable 4-1 victory. Making a dream start Beechy via a set-piece took the lead in the second minute courtesy of Troy Walker and added goal number two by Kurtis Taylor just before the break. The all important third goal arrived after a quick counter-attack and Kieran Alley easily went past the keeper before slotting the ball into the empty net. The fourth goal headed home by Lucas Morgan sealed a workmanlike display but Whelley Alexandra ruined United's of a clean sheet with a consolation goal just two minutes from the end. In the final the Tornadoes will play either Deerfold United or Moorside Rangers Blue.
The Under 15's Storm made it twenty eight goals scored in their last five City of Salford Soccer League fixtures. At home to bottom of Division 1 table team Urmston Town Sharks an in-form Beechy outfit easily collected the three points thanks to a 7-2 victory. Joe Cox (2) Tyler Davies (2) Denon Dalton (2) and Callum Lomas fired in the goals and named Man of the Match was Jack Wild.
The Supplementary Cup game between Beechy U/12's Storm and Boothstown Warriors proved to be a highly competitive contest. Unfortunately the Storm who scored goals through Adam Rothwell, Luke Carr and Damion Broughton ended up on the wrong end of a 4-3 score line. Voted the teams Best Player was Alex Vanden.
With no official league or cup games the U/11's Storm played the U/11's Tornadoes in a friendly match. The teams were evenly matched but it was the Storm who came out on top by the odd goal in five. Jake Manion and Kaiden McClean were the goal scorers for the Storm who's Star Player was Elliott McLurg-Taylor. Goalkeeper Lewis Wallis was Man of the Match for the Tornadoes who had Theo Valentine on target with a couple of goals.
Making it five games unbeaten were the Under 10's lightning. In the Development Group Green Division Beechy were at home to Ladybridge Pumas and secured victory following an eleven goal thriller. Man of the match David Olidoy (Hat-Trick) Charlie Harris, Matthew Corry and Sam Henderson got the goals.
Beechy Under 10's Typhoon took part in a three way play-off in the Supplementary Cup. A poor display against Swinton Junior Cobras meant United suffered defeat but with Ladybridge Wanderers beating the Cobras there was a lot to play for in the final match. This proved to be a great game, very exciting with all the Typhoon players giving 100% effort. Even though Beechy shaded the match they couldn't put the ball in the net and were beaten again. Freddie Latham was the teams Star Player of the Tournament.
Against local rivals Moorside Rangers Yellow the Under 10's Storm played well and controlled the first half of this Development Group Red Division fixture. Beechy held a one goal lead at the break when Man of the Match Caden Gibson set-up Freddie Jackson who supplied the finish to the move.But the Storm let Rangers back into the match in the second half and conceded three goals two of which were defensive errors.
Following two weeks without a game the Under 9's Storm were back in action at Beech Farm Playing Fields where the pitches were in immaculate condition. Beechy met Swinton Junior Raptors in the Development Group Yellow Division and were worthy winners thanks to goals from Player of the Match Grace Belcher, Saul Tagoe and James Cadwalader.
Lloyd Hiles, Daniel Teixiera, Daniel Robinson and Man of the Match Nathan Derbyshire were on target for the Under 8's Hurricanes in their Supplementary Tournament home game with Winton Wanderers Ospreys.
Also in the Supplementary Tournament Beechy Under 8's Storm travelled to play Urmston Town Dragons but lost a high scoring contest. Goals for the Storm came via Fletcher Jackson, Henry Jones and Lucas Harris.
In their 7v7 friendly match with Barr Hill the Under 8's Tornadoes took the lead when Ethan Harris supplied a great through ball for Harvey Riva to score the opening goal. The Tornadoes players adapted well to the bigger pitch but tiredness crept in towards the end and Barr Hill got two goals to win the game. Man of the Match was Matty Cox.
Winton Wanderers Foxes were the Under 7's Tornadoes opponents in the Development Group Yellow Division. Man of the Match Flinn Rogers, Stuart Kay and Alfie Lacey fired in the goals to guarantee the Tornadoes a deserved victory.
Another Beechy team taking part in a three way play-off were the Under 7's Storm who's first game against De La Salle turned out to be a close affair but Beechy managed to earn a narrow victory with Ronnie Thompson scoring the decisive goal with just a few minutes remaining. Against Majic Sports the Storm were on top throughout the contest but couldn't find the finish to some great moves. Majic Sports were awarded a penalty for handball and from the resulting spot-kick Beechy went a goal down. Straight from the restart the ball was at the feet of Ronnie Thompson who's audacious effort from five yards inside his own half sailed over the keeper into the net for an instant equaliser. The game finished level so it meant the teams were faced with a penalty shoot-out that went to sudden death. It was down to the keepers and Shay Winstanley scored his penalty but Majic's keeper shot wide from the spot sending Beechy into the final.