POSTED: March 20 2017 21:49:34. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 11th/12th March 2017
Following three blank Sundays Beechfield United Under 16's Predators returned to Timperley and District League action with an away game against Egerton FC. A 1-0 win kept Beechy firmly in the race for the Division 1 championship. The teams shared a 0-0 scoreline at half time but playing well and continually creating decent chances the Predators finally got their match winning goal scored by Denford Dzvene following a corner. The Man of the Match Award went to Jace Winspear.
Despite having no game for three weeks the Under 15's Storm quickly found their form in the Supplementary Tournament fixture with Urmston Town Ravens. At Bolton Road Playing Fields Beechy were able to book their place in the next stage of the competition thanks to an emphatic 7-1 victory. The goals came via Man of the Match Marcus Belcher (4) Aaron Gartley, Callum Lomax and Jason Smith.
Parkwyddn JFC were the Under 13's Tornadoes opponents in the Supplementary Tournament and it was Beechy who celebrated victory. Billy Wadeson (2) Fernley Davies and Clyde Barker were on target for the Tornadoes who enjoyed a 4-0 win.
The Under 12's Thunder (9v9) versus Barr Hill Hearts Supplementary Cup B tie turned out to be an highly entertaining game. Man of the Match Jake O'Sullivan opened the scoring with a well taken goal but United's celebrations were short lived when Barr Hill equalised. Though Thunder continued to produce some very good football Barr Hill had the chance to take the lead. The home side were awarded a penalty but Beechy keeper James Quinn-Alcock became the instant hero when he saved the spot-kick. Soon after United went 2-1 up when following a swift and decisive counter-attack Jake Glass scored a great goal. Thunder increased their lead when they were awarded a penalty which was taken by Jake O'Sullivan who scored from the spot. Producing a strong attacking surge Barr Hill got two goals in the last ten minutes to force a 3-3 draw. The final result was decided following a penalty shoot-out that was won by Barr Hill.
A similar situation developed at the end of the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) Supplementary Cup C game with Urmston Town Tigers. Man of the Match Sam Jones (2) Max Chidgey, Joe Hope and Alan Kay fired in the goals in an action packed encounter that ended 5-5. Unfortunately Beechy lost the shoot-out 4-2.
At home to Barr Hill Cubs in the Supplementary Tournament the Under 11's Storm (9v9) found their goal scoring touch and secured a fairly easy victory in a game that produced twelve goals. Jayden Okoli who was the Storm's Man of the Match netted four goals plus there was a goal apiece for Kaiden McClean, Ben Delaney, Tawonga Chirwa and Cameron Booth.
United's Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) were also involved in the Supplementary Tournament and there were goals galore in their away match with Fives Athletic. The teams shared four goals at the break but the second half that included seven more goals produced much more excitement. On target for the Tornadoes in an all-round impressive performance were Man of the Match Bradley Oliver (hat-trick) Charlie Mulvenna and Theo Valentine.
With no game for a month the Under 10's Hurricanes were obviously short of match practice when they played Prestwich Marauders. In the previous Dragons Division fixture between the teams the Hurricanes came out on top but on this occasion Prestwich Marauders got revenge Tom Worthington scored a consolation goal for Beechy who's Star Player was Josh Clough.
There was a disappointing result for the Under 10's Typhoon who were away to Swinton Junior Cobras. Despite playing the better football Typhoon conceded a couple of goals in the first half. Beechy created more chances in the second half but the Swinton Cobras keeper was in great form. Ronan Mullen produced his best performance of the season and was voted Man of the Match.
Involved in a thrilling game with an excellent Moorside Rangers Yellow team were the Under 10's Storm. In the Supplementary Tournament Beechy found themselves two goals down at half time but they staged a great comeback and goals from Caden Gibson and Sonny O'Brien (stunning free kick) levelled the score. Beechy won the game that was settled following a spot-kick decider and during the shoot-out the Storm's goalkeeper George Haywood saved two penalties. Man of the Match was Alfie Gee.
The Under 9's Storm were away at Davyhulme Park for their Supplementary Tournament C fixture. Beechy were well on top after they went two goals up through Michael Walsh and Oliver Cowley and though Davyhulme Park reduced the arrears United controlled the game and were able to secure the win. Goalkeeper and Man of the Match Jack Hanbury saved a penalty.
In their Supplementary Tournament D home game the Under 8's Hurricanes created some top-class soccer against local rivals Moorside Rangers Purple. Man of the Match Daniel Teixiera, Lloyd Hiles and Daniel Robinson fired in the goals for the Hurricanes who were worthy winners.
Against De La Salle Devils the Under 8's Tornadoes produced a brilliant first half display in the Supplementary Tournament and held a two goal lead at the interval. De La Salle were rewarded for a brave fightback in the second period with three goals that gave them victory. Harvey Riva was named Man of the Match and goals for the Tornadoes came via Ethan Harris and Charlie Backhouse.
Playing away at Swinton Junior Tigers in the Development Group Blue Division were Beechy Under 7's Storm. In a blow-par display the Storm gifted their opponents several goals and lost the match. Goals for the Storm came courtesy of Man of the Match Shay Winstanley (hat-trick) and Harry Whitter.
After a three week lay-off the Under 7's Tornadoes were back in action in the Development Group Yellow Division. At Beech Farm Playing Fields United met Deans Sports and both set of defenders and goalkeepers were in top form throughout the match. Jack McMinn gave the Tornadoes the lead but Deans Sports fought back and equalised before half time. The visitors went in front midway through the second half and Beechy were on the verge of defeat until Alfie Lacey netted Beechy's equaliser. Tornadoes Best Player was Stewart Kay.
Games involving the U/8's Storm, U/10s Lightning, U/12's Storm were postponed. The U/9's Tornadoes had no fixture.