POSTED: January 21 2020 20:21:09. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 18th/19th Jan 2020
Celebrating their first win of the season in the Salford and Districts League were Beechfield United Under 11's Lightning (9v9) who beat a quality Manchester Maccabi Wolves team following a nine goal bonanza at Littleton Road.
Maccabi were playing their last game in the Green Group before being promoted and twice Lightning recovered from two goals down to win a game they had dominated for long periods. The score line flattered Maccabi after Lightning created lots of chances and Beechy were unfortunate to concede some soft goals following Maccabi's counter-attacks. Great credit to the Beechy boys for keeping their heads up and continuing to play attacking and quality passing football on a heavy pitch. The teams were level when they shared eight goals with five minutes to go but Lightning piled on the pressure and thanks to their relentless attitude clinched victory via a match winning goal with what turned out to be the last kick of the game. Goals for Beechy came from George Rowbotham, Jai Devani-White and Man of the Match Sean Cosgrove who's great performance earned himself a hat trick.
Another Beechy team securing their first win this season were the Under 16's Sunday team. In the Timperley and District League United travelled to play Whalley Range for their latest Division 3 fixture with three regular defenders missing. Jack Broadie opened the scoring and Beechy were 1-0 up at half time while in the second half a hat trick for Man of the Match Mathew Bennett plus two goals from Fernley Davies secured the three points and United a 6-1 victory.
After their North Bury Junior League Championship Division home game was called off Beechy Under 15's Thunder arranged a friendly match against Tiki Tara a team from the Bolton Bury and District League and despite not being under much pressure Thunder made a slow start on the artificial surface at SSV. The first quality move of the first half was started by Beechy keeper Reiss Miller who rolled the ball out to Harvey Walker who in turn put a great pass out wide which was crossed into the box for Dominic Lawton to give Thunder the lead. Beechy should have scored a few more goals but failed to convert their chances and were still just one goal ahead at the break. In the second half Thunder led 2-0 when Dominic Lawton was on target again after great footwork from Konstantin Hristova. Tiki Taka managed a goal to reduce the arrears but Beechy hit straight back via Konstantin Hristova who guaranteed Thunder a 3-1 victory.
In action on Sunday afternoon the Under 14's Tornadoes continued with their winning streak when they produced a superb all-round performance that earned a 7-1 away win over Manchester Maccabi Jaguars. In foggy and cold conditions the Tornadoes held a 3-0 lead at half time but the second half didn't come without it's challenges and a slight slip up in momentum saw Maccabi pull a goal back. Despite being on the receiving end of a few questionable tackles Tornadoes remained totally focused and continued to create some great movement on and off the ball. Beechy's goals came courtesy of Bradley Oliver who scored five, Charlie Mulvenna and Jake Curry and choosing a Man of the Match was a tough decision and the award could have gone to a number of players but it went to Bradley Oliver not just for his goals but for his work rate throughout the game.
Beechy's Under 13's Lightning suffered their first defeat in eight games when they were beaten 6-3 at home by Astley and Tyldesley. 2-0 down at half time in this Division 3 fixture Lightning's overall performance improved in the second period and they were rewarded with goals from Jake Barrington, Charlie Harris and Kyle Stafford. Man of the Match was Liam Peers.
At home against Barr Hill Hearts in Division 2 the Under 13's Typhoon created a poor first half display and though things improved after a stern half time team talk Beechy ended up on the wrong end of a 3-1 score line. Typhoon's consolation goal was scored by Jamie Withington from the penalty spot after a foul on Milonga Mututa. Both full backs Daniel Hesketh and Ryan O'Sullivan had great games it was Daniel who was voted Typhoon's Best Player.
The Under 12's Hurricanes 9v9 away game versus Cadishead Town was played as a friendly match. Goal scorers for Beechy included a 1st half hat trick from debutant Nicholas Brito-Walmsley, fellow debutant Marcelo Agapito Brazao De Pina, Oliver Sheridan, Seddik Saba (2) William Schofield, Dylan Walker, Ethan Mangwiro and Alfie Gridlestone. For his passing range and scoring a hat trick on his debut Hurricanes Man of the Match went to Nicholas Brito-Walmsley.
FC Bridgewater were the Under 10's Tornadoes opponents for Beechy's Blue Group away game on Saturday morning. The hosts won the match that produced nine goals and on target for the Tornadoes were Logan McFeely, Martin Cholakov and Oscar Mather (penalty) Man of the Match was a joint award between Josh Beddows and Logan McFeely.
There was a below-par display by Beechy Under 10's Lightning in their Yellow Group home game with Monton Sports. In the opening ten minutes Beechy played well but were unable to convert the chances they created. Lightning's Star Player award went to Remy Bessonies.
A score draw was a fair result following the Under 9's Storm's Red Group fixture against AFC Burnden Park. On the hosts 4G Pitch Beechy trailed by the odd goal at half time but with a reshaped team including Harry Wallis in the keepers role Storm had a good second half. Goals for Beechy came via Connor O'Sullivan (2) and Roman Sanji.
Getting back to winning ways on Saturday were the Under 8's Storm who produced an excellent display against a very capable Winton Wanderers Catalans side. Every Beechy player put in maximum effort and at times Storm played some good football scoring a couple of fantastic team goals. Following a very even opening period the game turned in Storm's favour and Jacob Wood scored from close range quickly followed by a long range daisy cutter from Oliver Cooper that made sure Beechy held the lead at the break. The second half followed a similar pattern with Daniel Wharton, Aiden Gradwell and Robert Wagner creating chance after chance at one end whilst Brody Burns, Patrik Doherty and Sophie Price kept Winton Wanderers at bay at the other. The goals continued to flow and a sweeping move started by Daniel Wharton also involving Aiden Gradwell and finished by Oliver Cooper was the pick of the day. Storm who won this thirteen goal thriller named Jacob Wood as their Man of the Match.