POSTED: March 03 2020 12:47:38. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 29/2/2020 & 1/3/2020
The Junior Section fixtures backlog extended even further when more games were postponed due to the wet weather but four teams did play and those games were on Astroturf Pitches.
Ben Robinson Beechfield United Under 11's Hurricanes (9v9) Manager was "as proud as punch" following his teams home victory over AFC Monton Sports in the Supplementary Competition. To guarantee the match went ahead it was switched to the all weather pitch at Ordsall Leisure Centre and this was Hurricanes second game since moving to the top Division in the Salford and Districts League. Beechy's knew they faced a tough challenge because their opponents were last seasons cup winners but straight from the kick off the Hurricanes were well organised and positive in their approach but they couldn't capitalise on their efforts and had to share a goalless score line at half time. Displaying the same positive attitude and attack minded the Hurricanes were rewarded with the opening goal after a fantastic run and finish by Henry Errington but Beechy relaxed their grip on the game and let Monton back into the tie and the visitors found an equalising goal. With twenty minutes still to play both teams defended really well and created chances but the game ended in a draw forcing the teams to take penalties to decide the winner and Beechy won the shoot-out and progressed into the next round of the competition. Hurricanes Man of the Match was goalkeeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker who produced an outstanding display.
Playing on Sunday were Beechy Under 10's Lightning and they were in action against Stretford Victoria in the Supplementary Competition at Salford Sports Village. Creating an epic performance Beechy were rewarded with a high scoring victory with the goals coming from all over the pitch via Brandon Booth, Jeano Baker, Brodie Mundy and Deenraj Singh. Lightning also produced some brilliant defending and the Man of the Match award was shared by Kaylon Salisbury and Jeano Baker.
There was an excellent win for the Under 13's Typhoon who were at home in the Supplementary Cup to local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue. Playing against a gale force wind in the first half Typhoon were soon put under pressure but they always looked dangerous on the counter-attack and grabbed the lead through Freddie Latham. Beechy conceded an equaliser then went 2-1 up when Igor Osarinmwain got on the end of a great cross from Will Bentham and headed the ball home at the back post. With the wind behind them in the second half Typhoon created loads of chances and on one occasion Jamie Withington saw an effort hit the crossbar but eventually Beechy added a third goal via Man of the Match Will Bentham who got the award for his goal and two assists. Against the run of play Rangers pulled a goal back near the end and despite a nervous last few minutes Typhoon celebrated a 3-2 victory.
Despite an improved overall performance United's Under 15's Thunder suffered a 4-1 defeat following their Championship Division home game with Milnrow Falcons. In the North Bury Junior Football League Thunder basically lost the game during a ten minute period just before half time. A few lapses of concentration made it easy for Milnrow to score two goals and though Beechy created some decent chances they failed to test the Milnrow keeper. The visitors to Salford Sports Village opened the scoring but Thunder responded and Max Chidgey netted an equaliser close to half time. In the second half Milnrow added two more goals in the space of two minutes and though Thunder battled to the end once again they were unable to add the finish to more clear cut chances.