POSTED: June 09 2021 17:50:03. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 5/6/7 June 2021
Due to a combination of some teams without a game and others already completing their fixtures there was a reduced number of Junior Section teams in action on the 5th/6th/7th June 2021.
At Beech Farm Playing Fields Beechfield United Under 9's had a tough game at home against Parkwyddn Predators. In the Blue Group a sloppy start by Beechy meant they were chasing the game from the early stages and while United matched their opponents skill and imagination they weren't able to match them physically. This allowed Parkwyddn to dominate the match but despite creating several decent chances Beechy struggled to add the required finishing touch. Brody Burns for his tenacious defending and Aiden Gradwell who scored United's consolation goal both deserve a special mention.
Also in action against a Parkwyddn Predators outfit were Beechy Under 13's Tornadoes. In this Division 2 away fixture according to Tornadoes Manager Ryan Thorndyke Parkwyddn were the better team and the hosts won the match 8-3. Goalscorers for Beechy were Farrell Williams-Smith (2) and Joel Thorndyke. Seven days earlier the Tornadoes were away to Monton Sports and after trailing 2-0 produced a brilliant fightback to secure the three points via a 3-2 victory. JJ Lowery (2) and Farrell Williams-Smith got the goals.
Due to both teams missing key players the Under 8's Beechy Tornadoes versus Salford Storm Blue Group went ahead as a permitted 4v4 game of mini-soccer. In a game of two halves Beechy who made a slow start were losing at half time though the Tornadoes never gave up and working as a team produced a much better display in the second half. Voted the Tornadoes Star Player was Tyler Ackernley.
Beechy Under 16's Storm who last played on 11/5/2021 looked short of match practice in their North Bury Junior League Premiership Division Yellow home game with Chadderton Park Griffins. Suddenly finding themselves 3-0 down the Beechy players took full advantage of an agreed water break and after returning to the pitch produced a Grade A performance. The goals continued to flow and in an inspired fightback Storm reduced the score to 4-2 and were unlucky not to win the game that ended 5-5. Adam Rothwell (2) Ben Garlick, Harry Worsley and Ishor Bajgai got the goals and Charlie Molloy was named Man of the Match.
There were two Bolton Bury and District Section D fixtures in less than twenty four hours for the Under 14's Typhoon. On Saturday in heatwave conditions Beechy were at home to De La Salle Hawks and though Typhoon suffered a 5-1 defeat the score line rather flattered their opponents. 1-1 was the score at half time but following a couple of mistakes and lucky goals for De La Salle the game drifted away from the Beechy boys. Despite a missed penalty Typhoon created a decent performance and named Man of the Match was Will Bentham who netted Beechy's consolation goal while Freddie Latham deserves a special mention after he worked like a trojan in midfield. The quality of Beechy's passing just wasn't quite good enough which made life easier for the opposition to keep Typhoon under pressure.
Then on Sunday morning Typhoon hosted Astley Bridge Wanderers and quickly rediscovered the winning formula thanks to a 3-0 victory. The first half was fairly evenly balanced but Typhoon managed to score the opening goal when Jamie Withington was on target from the penalty spot. Beechy got a tighter grip on the match as they played some superb football and Will Bentham maintaining his fine form added a superb second goal then Ronan Mullen completed the scoring. Beechy keeper Peter Ellis pulled off a great penalty save after central defender Milonga Mututa had been controversially penalised. The whole team played well and sharing the Man of the Match award were full backs Cole Winstanley and Ryan Law who were excellent throughout.
Faced with an evening fixture on 7th June in the Bolton Bury and District League were the Under 17's Tornadoes. Beechy's opponents were East Leigh Juniors and with just eleven players available that included one recognised defender a makeshift back four was quickly assembled. Producing a superb all-round performance in this Section C away game the Tornadoes deserved at least a draw instead of suffering a 7-4 defeat. On target for Beechy were Man of the Match Harrison Hughes who netted a hat-trick and Jacob Jeffrey.