POSTED: February 05 2020 19:06:19. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 1st/2nd Feb 2020
Without a win since Saturday 28th September 2019 Beechfield United Under 10's Tornadoes produced an absolute monster comeback in their Supplementary Competition home game with Flixton Junior Wildcats.
The agonising wait was finally over for the Beechy boys but despite playing reasonably well Tornadoes made a bad start and found themselves three goals down at half time having twice conceded from set-pieces. Following an encouraging time team talk the Tornadoes came out fighting but conceded another goal via the clearest of foul throws. With twenty minutes left to play Beechy began their truly amazing comeback and the Flixton goalkeeper produced a magnificent save to keep out a well struck Bailey Breeze penalty but within a minute Eddie McDonagh scored when he fired the ball home during a goalmouth scramble.
There was a brilliantly taken quick fire hat trick from Stewart Kay who was outstanding in the second half but the Tornadoes weren't finished yet and a superb headed goal by Josh Beddows gave them the lead after an accurate throw-in from George Wadeson. It was Oscar Mather who added goal number six via a superbly executed free kick then Logan McFeely finished off a wonderful move when he added the seventh goal. Oscar Mather completed the scoring and all these goals were scored within a fifteen minute period plus some of the passing and movement on and off the ball by the Tornadoes in the second half was a joy to watch. Every player was outstanding, Colin Twardak did a great job in a new position up front while Dylan Courtney was a rock at the back alongside George Wadeson. Goalkeeper Jack Lee had no chance with the Flixton goals but he did perform well throughout not losing concentration in the second half when he made a string of smart saves. Man of the Match was Stewart Kay and even the referee praised Stewart for his remarkable display.
Beechy Under 7's Storm had home advantage for their Saturday Division fixture against neighbours Moorside Rangers Blue. Due to the terrible conditions it was a poor game by both teams standards, fantastic for the supporters but terrible for the Managers. Storm kicked against the strong wind in the first half and were a goal down at the break but following an encouraging half time talk from Coach Ian Lee the Beechy players showed more commitment in the second period and as Moorside tired when the conditions got worse Kai Barker, Gino Fierro, Rian Cox and Kasope Alo got onto the scoresheet. Beechy face a hard game next weekend when they are at home against Manchester Bees.
At Beech Farm the Under 8's Storm created an excellent performance in their Supplementary Competition home game with Majic Sports a team from higher Division than Beechy in the Salford and Districts League. After a difficult start to the match Storm's opponents were on the front foot and opened the scoring via a thunderbolt strike but Beechy worked their way back into the game thanks to some hard fought defending mixed with excellent passing football via the counter-attack. Majic Sports held a two goal advantage at half time but Storm went on to produce their best twenty minutes of team play this season and thanks to some lovely one touch football Beechy were two goals ahead with just a few minutes left to play. But Storm's enthusiasm got the better of them and they conceded two late goals to take the match to penalties. Goal of the game came from Jacob Wood following a solo run and powerful finish and Man of the Match was Robert Wagner but the award could easily have gone to anyone of the eight players.
In the Under 10's Supplementary Competition United's Lightning team were in action against Swinton Tigers. The Man of the Match award went to Jeano Baker but unfortunately Beechy who didn't produce their best form lost this away game.
For the second time in seven days Beechy Under 11's Lightning (9v9) were in action against Deans Youth Tigers. On this occasion Lightning met their opponents in the Supplementary Competition and were rewarded with a quick winning double. Making their now customary flying start Beechy dominated the early period of play forcing Deans to defend for the majority of the first half. Lightning's goals came via Jai Devani-White plus the very impressive George Rowbotham and this put Beechy in total control at the break. The Tigers came out fighting in the second half and put Lightning under pressure but Beechy weathered the storm and two more goals from Jai Devani-White guaranteed the victory though a determined Deans side did manage to score twice in the final ten minutes. Lightning's right back Ben Latham was voted Man of the Match after his outstanding defensive performance.
On a very heavy pitch the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) were both focused and alert straight from the kick-off in their Supplementary Cup home tie with Davyhulme Park but despite creating multiple chances failed to find the required finish. But eventually the Hurricanes took the lead through Ethan Mangwiro then following another superb attacking move it was 2-0 when Dylan Walker was on target. Hurricanes who went into the second half with their two goal advantage appeared to relax their grip on the game and after a Beechy free kick Davyhulme Park won possession and creating a counter-attack reduced the arrears. Beechy who won 2-1 named Tanatswa Chirwa as their Star Player.
Tasting defeat for the first time in five games were Beechy Under 13's Lightning who were away to Prestwich Tigers in the Supplementary Cup. Jake Barrington was on target with a consolation goal for Lightning who lost the game 4-1 following a below-par display. Man of the Match was Joel Idjusi.
Playing away against Bolton Lads Club the Under 14's Storm made a quick start in this Section C fixture on the hosts Astroturf Pitch and Jayden Okoli had a great chance to score but he fired the ball straight at the keeper. Despite having the wind in their favour in the first half Beechy struggled to create anything worthwhile. Following slack marking in Storm's ranks Bolton Lads took advantage and grabbed the lead then the hosts went 2-0 up just before half time. It proved to be a bad second half for Beechy as Bolton Lads were always in control and they added another four goals to claim a 6-0 victory. Storm are going through a bad run at the moment due to a dip in form and injuries but the squad must stay positive and stick together.
Overcoming difficult conditions the Under 15's Storm were rewarded with a 4-3 away win over Middleton Lads Black. In the North Bury Junior League Premiership Division Beechy who always held the lead were victim of some debatable decisions by the match official. Man of the Match Zion Agbiji, Prince Idusuyi and Ben Garlick got the goals.
Also in the North Bury Junior League the Under 15's Thunder's Championship Division away game at Unsworth Juniors turned out to be a bad day at the office for Beechy who struggled on a poor pitch. Thunder had limited chances and Unsworth were first to almost every second ball plus they caught Beechy far too many times on the counter-attack and hosts were able to secure a 4-0 victory. For Thunder there was a gutsy performance from Jacob Lacey but the Man of the Match award went to Taylor O'Brien for an assured defensive display.
In their Bolton Bury and District League Section D home game against local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue the Under 16's Tornadoes shared a 1-1 score line at the final whistle. It was 0-0 at half time and Beechy took the lead through Billy Wadeson but Rangers equalised with ten minutes to go. For his total commitment Reda Alhumaidi was voted Man of the Match.
At David Lewis Playing Fields the Under 16's Sunday team met Hough End Griffin Lions for their latest Timperley and District League Division 3 fixture. Beechy who won the game 2-1 were 1-0 up at half time thanks to a goal by Man of the Match Billy Wadeson and Billy was on target again before Hough End got a late consolation goal.