POSTED: December 11 2019 15:54:25. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 7th/8th Dec 2019
Following a dominant all-round performance Beechfield United Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) left Salford Sports Village on Saturday with a much needed victory.
With three players unavailable Team Captain Edward Hughes marshalled the troops in this Division 1 home game against Monton Sports and opened the scoring himself after sustained Tornadoes pressure. In the first ten minutes Beechy were rampant creating good chances for Joel Thorndyke, Jack Duff and Oliver Percival. The Tornadoes quickly extended their lead via Oliver Percival who found the back of the net from inside the area after firing the ball through a crowd of Monton defenders. Beechy keeper Freddie Wardle was a mere spectator for much of the first half but he could clearly see the confidence of his teammates growing in front of him and it came as no surprise when the Tornadoes almost added a third goal before half time. Defender Aiden Lawton had strolled into midfield and fired a rasping shot from 30 yards only to see the ball clip the top of the crossbar. Some resolute defending and brave goalkeeping from Monton Sports kept Beechy's lead to 2-0 at break.
There was no mention of a possible clean sheet during half time interval but that's exactly what the Tornadoes achieved as they continued to dominate play in the second period. Defenders Aiden Lawton, Ashley Tonge and Ryan Crosby nullifying any Monton advances allowing Beechy to launch their attacks at will. Joel Thorndyke added his name to the scoresheet sandwiched in between two goals from Owen Hogben who was unlucky not to finish the game with his first hat trick. There was still time for Aiden Lawton to hit the crossbar, on this occasion following a free kick struck with venom. This was a terrific Tornadoes performance with every player on top of their game plus five goals, a clean sheet, three points and after the final whistle voted Beechy's man of the Match was Edward Hughes who was back to his dependable best.
In the Saturday Division Beechy Under 7's Storm secured a very pleasing away victory over Urmston Town Cobras. On target were Kasope Alo, Rian Cox and Archie Charles who added the finish to a great team goal. The Beechy boys have gradually found their form in the Salford and Districts League and have produced some brilliant performances under the guidance of Team Manager Ian Lee.
Playing away against Parkwyddn Phoenix in the Yellow Group the Under 8's Storm started on the front foot with some great passing moves that led to some excellent early goals from Oliver Cooper and Aiden Gradwell. Parkwyddn were a hard working team that included a couple of very good players and occasionally the hosts caught Beechy on the break and scored a couple of good goals themselves before half time. The second half continued the same way as the first with more great attacking play from Robert Wagner and Daniel Wharton combined with some superb defending by Thomas Brady, Brody Burns and goalkeeper Sophie Price. Further goals for Storm came via Oliver Cooper and Aiden Gradwell with the help of the industrious Patrick Doherty.
Beechy Under 9's Storm found themselves three goals down early in the second half of their Red Group away game at neighbours Moorside Rangers Red. Instructed to mark their opponents much tighter and compete better finally paid dividends with two goals from Roman Sandaji and one by Ryden Coward earning Storm who had displayed great character a 3-3 draw.
There was a three way Challenge Cup play-off involving the Under 10's Tornadoes, Moorside Rangers Yellow and FC Bridgewater. In both games United didn't create many real chances and after suffering two 2-0 defeats went out of the competition. Beechy's Man of the Match following two brilliant defensive displays was Dylan Courtney.
An illness ravaged Under 12's Storm (9v9) team were unlucky not to hold on for what would have been a deserved victory over local rivals Moorside Rangers Green. The whole team shared the Man of the Match award and in this Division 3 contest Oliver Cowley and Joshua Kilfoyle fired home the goals as Beechy shared a 2-2 draw.
Also short of players were the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) who still managed to create a good performance against a very well organised Moorside Rangers Yellow outfit. In Division 3 Beechy went 4-2 up through Dylan Walker and Kane Wood who scored two goals apiece and Dylan almost earned himself a hat-trick but another effort hit the crossbar. Victory was snatched away from Beechy when inside the the last ten minutes Rangers managed to find two goals to force and unlikely 4-4 draw. Hurricanes Man of the Match was Mason Gowenlock for some superb defending that included great tackling and immense headers.
Another Beechy team who kicked-off their Salford and Districts League fixture missing key players were the Under 13's Typhoon. With two players carrying injuries it was always going to be tough for Typhoon in their home game against top of the Division 2 opponents Parkwyddn Predators. Though Beechy suffered a 7-2 defeat they held their heads up high and were rewarded with two good goals from Ryan law and Reece James. On his debut Ryan O'Sullivan acquitted himself well and after a solid display Ronan Mullen was named Typhoon's Best Player.
Away at Swinton Cobras the Under 13's Lightning found themselves a goal down but once Beechy clicked into gear they outclassed their opponents and won this Division 3 encounter 9-2. Lightning made it 1-1 then Swinton Cobras regained the lead but Beechy replied with their second goal and after they went 3-2 up Lightning took control of the match and cruised to victory. Jake Barrington (hat-trick) Dan Williams (2) Cody Brady (2) Charlie Harris and Joel Idjusi scored the goals and sharing the Man of the Match award were Cody and Dan.
Continuing their quest to win the Salford and Districts League Division 2 championship Beechfield United Under 14's Tornadoes hit double figures in their away game with AFC Monton Dynamos. There were chances for the hosts but the Tornadoes defended superbly after taking the lead in the 5th minute. All of Beechy's goals were scored following some great movement both on and off the ball and voted Man of the Match after a great all-round performance was Jack Fitton. Tornadoes goal scorers were Bradley Oliver (4) Theo Valentine (2) Adam Wood (2) Charlie Mulvenna (2) Harley Kirk, Jack Fitton and Justin Suele.
The Under 16's Tornadoes won a tense 2nd Round Players Cup tie away at Bromley Cross Warriors. Mathew Bennett put Beechy ahead with a stunning header and the Tornadoes held their 1-0 lead at the break. Bromley Cross equalised midway through the second half before Billy Wadeson put Beechy 2-1 up with ten minutes left but Bromley Cross equalised again in the dying minutes to take the tie into extra time. There were no further goals during the extra period so the teams were then faced with the dreaded spot-kick decider and the Tornadoes won the shoot-out with Charlie Wallwork scoring Beechy's match winning penalty. Man of the Match went to goalkeeper Lucas Allen who made several great saves during the game plus a fantastic save during the penalty shoot-out.
At David Lewis Playing Fields the Under 16's Sunday team met Egerton Lions and shared a 2-2 draw following this Timperley and District League Division 3 fixture. In the first half Billy Wadeson's penalty struck the post then Egerton opened the scoring just before half time. Throughout the second half Beechy produced some great teamwork and created numerous efforts that almost got them an equaliser. Egerton were rewarded with their second goal but in a late Beechy fightback Man of the Match Reda Alhumaidi reduced the arrears with about ten minutes to go then was on target again for 2-2 with two minutes remaining.