POSTED: March 31 2022 21:24:29. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 26th/27th March 2022


Creating the headlines in the Junior Section during the weekend 26th/27th March 2022 were Beechfield United U/12's Tornadoes (9v9) who made it nine games unbeaten.

*In the Salford and District League the Tornadoes were away to Swinton Panthers in the Supplementary Cup and won the tie following a sudden death penalty shoot-out. At Duncan Mathieson Playing Fields the teams share a 2-2 score line at the end of normal time before they were involved in the spot-kick decider which Beechy won 4-3. Goalscorers for the Tornadoes in the first sixty minutes were Stewart Kay and Oscar Mather and named Man of the Match was Eddie McDonagh.

* At KD Sports Beechy Under 7's Storm played their second game in the Red Division against Salford United Boys. The match was evenly balanced in the early stages and the teams shared two goals at half time with Man of the Match Oscar Pugh on target for Beechy following a mistake by the hosts keeper. Storm continued to play well during the second half but it was Salford United who eventually won the match. Alfie Heighway was as also on target for Storm who are playing better teams now and are being challenged which is what they need.

*The Under 13's Hurricanes were also involved in the Supplementary Cup on Saturday morning a long way from home when they travelled to play Hough End Griffins. Coach Ben Robinson had a full squad available and Beechy too the lead after winning a corner. Oliver Nangle curled the flag kick into the area and wathching the ball all the way was Sophiyulah Bakare who rose brilliantly at the back post and planted a header into the top corner of the net. The first half action was end to end with both teams always looking to play good attacking football and at the break the Hurricanes still held their one goal advantage. A great free kick from the halfway line by Thomas Robinson soared over the hosts defence and Oliver Hall was unlucky not to score after chipping the ball beyond the keeper. Hough End equalised from the penalty spot and it was still 1-1 when the referee blew for full time and with no extra time the teams were suddenly faced with taking penalties and Hough End won the shoot-out 5-4. Owen Hogben was named Hurricanes Man of the Match.

*Without an official league fixture the Under 15's Typhoon aranged a friendly match with local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue. Daniel Hesketh opened the scoring via a close range finish then soon after Will Bentham doubled Beechy's lead and though Rangers pulled a goal back after a free kick Joseph Bothamley was on target to put Typhoon 3-1 up. After half time Will Bentham scored Beechy's fourth goal then Ronan Mullen twice went close to a goal which would have added a bit more gloss to the result. Typhoon's Man of the Match was Liam Peers for his good defending and calm distribution.

*Despite a decent performance the Under 14's Storm didn't have their share of good luck in the Section E away game against Parkwyyn Predators. Play was fairly even for long periods but it was Parkwyddn who secured the three points with a 7-3 victory. Storm's Man of the Match award went James Cadwaladr and on target with goals for Beechy were Rian Haines, Oliver Cowley and Andrew Ackernley.

*In action in the Salford and District League's Under 11's Red Group were Beechy Storm who had an away fixture at Old Trafford Juniors and a great all-round display earned the Beechy Boys their first ever win over their opponents. Storm held the lead into the second half until Old Trafford found an equaliser but Mikeal Omotayo with his second goal of the game netted Storm's match winner with moments to spare. Beechy's Star Player was Goalkeeper Reuben Wardle who's fantastic saves helped Storm secure the victory.

*In their first cup game of the season played on Sunday morning the Under 10's Thunder met Manchester Maccabi Scorpions in the Supplementary Tournament and Beechy returned to winning ways. Teddie Harding gave Thunder the lead after five minutes then further goals from Nataniel Wojciak, Martin Pankov plus two by Jackson Humm earned Beechy a comfortable victory. Goalkeeper Leon Heathcote-Clare was commanding throughout the game and the defence in front of him contributed the the team earning a clean sheet. Man of the Match Theo McNulty created a masterclass display in midfield in what turned out to be Thunder's best performance of the season.

*Following a penalty shoot-out the Under 16's Tornadoes booked their place in the Semi-Finals of the Players Cup. In the Bolton Bury and District League Beechy were away to East Leigh Hawks in the Quarter-Finals and following eighty minutes play the teams shared a 2-2 score line. Jack Fitton and Louie Khalil scored the goals for the Tornadoes who were below their best on this occasion. The score was 4-4 following the first ten penaties which meant a sudden death shoot-out and after Lewis Wallis had saved the Hawks sixth attempt Beechy celebrated in style. A great performance by Oliver Lomas was rewarded when he was voted the Man of the Match.

*Beechy Under 9's Tornadoes were at home to local rivals Moorside Rangers Yellows in the Red Division an in a very even game the Tornadoes played the better football but just couldn't convert all their chances. But Beechy persevered and Man of the Match Archie Charles who put in a solid performance scored the only goal of the contest in the second half to earn the Tornadoes the victory.

*A fantastic all-round display by the Under 9's Hurricanes earned the Beechy Boys a one goal victory over Salford Storm. Charlie Berry, Jenson Smyth, Ethan Croker, Raheem Raji, Myles Harris, Lewis Adams and Finn Lee showed that when you work for each other and praise each other you get rewards. The Hurricanes who were minus Kenny Copeland and Mason McHugh-Davies took the game to Storm from the start and could have scored more goals. A wonderful through ball by Finn Lee set-up Myles Harris who was on target with the Hurricanes fully deserved match winning goal. A bright Future looms large for this Beechy team so keeping the squad together is very important.

*There were back-to-back wins for the Under 10's Storm who's opponents were neighbours Moorside Rangers Blues. Following a slow start Beechy gifted Rangers the opening goal but Storm quickly got their act together. The outstanding Aiden Gradwell started to pull the strings and he was bsacked up by Daniel Wharton in midfield and Oliver Cooper who caused havoc down the right wing. Beechy edged in-front with the pick of the goals a twenty yard free kick by Oliver Cooper but generous Beechy defending allowed Rangers to score an easy goal. As the temperature rose and the game became stretched Robert Wagner, Thomas Brady and Kristian Georgiev began to cause real problems for the Rangers defence. Likewise Rangers made life difficult for Storm's defence and Brody Burns and Harrison Davies were kept busy in the second half. A late penalty awarded to Rangers looked to have ended the game as a possible draw but a superb pass over the top of the Rangers defence set-up Man of the Match Oliver Cooper who went round the keeper and score Beechy's match winner.

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