POSTED: May 25 2022 16:24:50. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 21st May 2022


Several Beechfield United Junior Section teams played their last league games of the 2021/2022 season in the Bolton Bury and District League and Salford and Districts League.

*Beechy Under 14's Storm finished their season on a high following a 9-2 home win over Oxford Grove. In Section E Storm made a bright start and took the lead through Joshua Kilfoyle then Joshua Rotherham was twice on target to put Beechy 3-0 up. Noah O'Connor scored a fine individual goal and Joshua Kilfoyle gave Storm a healthy half time lead when he added the fifth goal. Although Oxford Grove scored two quick goals Storm didn't lose their grip on the game and Joshua Rotherham took his personal tally to four goals. Joshua Kilfoyle helped himself to a hat trick and Logan Faux completed the scoring with his first ever goal for Beechy. This was a great all-round team performance and a brilliant way to end the season.

*Seven days earlier the Under 10's Storm produced easily their best performance of the season but away against Salford United Juniors Beechy's display this Saturday was below-par. Following a poor first half Storm found themselves three goals down but after a stern half time team talk Beechy's performance improved in the second half. A goal by Oliver Cooper reduced the arrears but unfortunately Storm were unable to convert a number of good chances and the game drifted away from Beechy who play their final league game on 28/5/2022.

*There was a disappointing result for the Under 10's Thunder who were in action against Salford Storm at Beech Farm. Beechy took the lead via Mohammed Edris and for long periods of the game looked much the better side. But after Salford Storm equalised the Beechy boys lost their vision and shape and eventually lost the game.

*In their final Division 2 match this season Beechy Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) drew 4-4 with title chasing Monton Sports. At one stage in the second half the Tornadoes trailed 4-1 but following a brilliant fightback Beechy got back level to secure a draw and guarantee themselves a fourth place finish in the league table. Goal scorers for the Tornadoes were Stewart Kay (Hat-Trick) and Oscar Mather while Reece Smith who put on a consummate performance especially in the second half was named Man of the Match.

*The Under 15's Typhoon finished off their season in the Bolton Bury and District League with a 2-1 defeat away at Ladybridge Eagles. There was very little to choose between the teams which was a tribute to Typhoon who once again were without several key players. After making a solid start Ladybridge opened the scoring but following a tactical change which resulted in Jamie Withington moving back into midfield Beechy got a tighter grip on the game and deserved their equalising goal through Man of the Match Ronan Mullen. Typhoon had a greater share of the ball in the second half but failed to create enough clear cut chances in what had become a scrappy contest. Following a goalmouth scramble Ladybridge got their winning goal despite a great effort to stop the ball rolling over the line by stand-in keeper Reece James who during the game made some excellent saves.

*At Beech Farm the Under 8's Storm were involved in a great end to end game of mini-soccer in the Salford and Districts League with visitors Boothstown Hornets which Beechy won by the odd goal in seven. Man of the Match Jack Sinclair (Hat-Trick) and Team Captain Scott Ellis-Smith were on target with the goals.

*Ending their league fixtures with an away game against Old Trafford Juniors were Beechy Under 7's Storm. Play was evenly balanced in the early stages with both teams battling hard for the ball in midfield but chances were few and far between. Storm's passing game didn't really get going but Beechy defended well and goalkeeper Harry Chambers excelled when coming off his line to clear any danger. After Old Trafford scored three goals Storm regrouped and came out fighting in the second half with Man of the Match Oscar Pugh Beechy's Star Performer. Oscar scored Storm's only goal with a neat finish from the edge of the area and though Old Trafford won the game Beechy played better than the scoreline suggested.

*At home to neighbours Moorside Rangers Blues the Under 13's Hurricanes produced a solid all-round display which resulted in a 5-1 victory. Early in the match Alfie Rostron displayed great footwork before he fired the ball towards the top corner of the net but the Rangers keeper made a brilliant save. A quick attack down the left wing then a good cross followed by a bullet header gave Rangers the lead with their first real effort on target. Beechy equalised when a move started after Jamie Maher sent Oliver Nangle on a clear run down the left flank and Oliver delivered a great cross into the area and though Rangers managed to scramble the ball away Joshua Whitehead won possession and fired the ball beyond the keeper. The Hurricanes went 2-1 up after goalkeeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker released the ball to Sophiyulah Bakare who after a one-two with Oliver Hall linked up with JJ Lowery who was victim of a late challenge. Beechy won a free kick which was taken by dead ball specialist Joshua Whitehead who sent the ball over the keeper and into the net under the crossbar.

The Hurricanes third goal arrived thanks to Oliver Hall who battled superbly in midfield to win possession and force a foul from an opponent and once again Joshua Whitehead hammered the free kick into the top corner of the net to complete his hat-trick. Well in control Beechy made it 4-1 when Alfie Rostron worked hard to move the ball onto JJ Lowery and he guided the ball into the net via a decisive finish. Oliver Hall completed the scoring with a superb goal when he gained possession in midfield before sending a stunning half volley past the Rangers keeper. Rangers launched a quick counter-attack and were awarded a free kick which was hammered towards the top corner of the net and while the Rangers players were ready to celebrate a goal Beechy keeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker brilliantly tipped the ball over the crossbar.



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