POSTED: July 01 2021 13:29:05. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 19/6/2021
With the disrupted season almost coming to an end there were just a handful of games played on Saturday 19th June 2021.
At Beechy Farm the Under 9's played Ordsall Juniors and got off to an electric start. Producing some fantastic attacking play, excellent passing plus great movement off the ball Beechy tested the ability of the Ordsall keeper. United were rewarded with two goals the best one scored by Jacob Wood who ran the full length of the pitch beating three players before hammering the ball past the keeper. Unfortunately Beechy relaxed their grip on this Blue Group fixture and allowed the visitors back into the game and Ordsall began to dominate the contest. Though Beechy struggled defensively they continued to display a lot of effort with Brody Burns producing a superb display. Ordsall eventually ran out clear winners.
Also producing some fantastic football were the Under 8's Tornadoes who were at home to Salford Storm Cyclones and after the match the visitors Team Manager praised the Beechy Boys for their all-round performance. The Tornadoes who lost this Blue Group game need to learn one important thing that they attack as a team and defend as a team. Man of the Match was Kai Barker who's energy and work rate were outstanding and on target with goals for Beechy were Tyler Ackernley and Alfie Morris.
Away to runners-up and already promoted outfit Blackrod AFC the Under 17's Tornadoes produced an amazing second half comeback in their final Section C fixture. Without their regular goalkeeper and no substitutes Beechy found themselves 4-0 down at the break but goals from Jacob Jeffrey, Harrison Hughes and Man of the Match Ellis Kenny set-up a grandstand finish. The Tornadoes were robbed of forcing at least a draw when the stand-in referee blew for full time six minutes early.
In the North Bury Junior Football League the Under 16's Storm played their last Premiership Yellow Division match of the season. At home to Wythenshawe Celtic on an Astroturf Pitch Storm made a dream start when they took the lead via Archie Cooper in the second minute. Wythenshawe Celtic equalised five minutes later then following a free kick the visitors went 2-1 up and Beechy were suddenly faced some unwanted pressure especially Storm's stand-in keeper Ishor Bajgai who had to make several acrobatic saves. Ben Garlick had a great chance to equalise and during a good spell of positive attacking play by Beechy Adam Rothwell was heavily involved.
At times Storm wasted possession far too easily allowing the visitors to counter-attack and one effort on target by the Wythenshawe No6 rattled the crossbar. The visitors No15 was clearly in an offside position when he netted his teams third goal and a fourth goal gave Wythenshawe a commanding lead. Beechy continued to play some decent football and should have reduced the arrears after chances were on offer for Tom Cox, Archie Cooper and Man of the Match George Jameson. Wythenshawe Celtic added two more goals and Storm came close to a second goal when a curling free kick by Adam Rothwell hit the crossbar.