POSTED: November 03 2020 16:45:57. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 31/10/2020

Due to a combination of Waterlogged Pitches and Covid19 several scheduled games within Beechfield United's Junior Section were postponed on Saturday 31st October 2020.

Beechfield United Under 16's Thunder were in action when they played a friendly match against Tiki Taka Xavis a team who are members of the Bolton Bury and District League. The teams shared the honours following a 4-4 draw with the highlight of the game created by Prince Idusuyi who scored all Thunder's goals. It wasn't Thunder's best performance of the season and they gifted their opponents three goals. Previously due to a shortage of players Thunder had a 9v9 friendly with Crompton Blue. In that game that Beechy won 5-0 Prince Idusuyi helped himself to a hat-trick plus there was a goal apiece for Harvey Walker and Dominic Lawton.

The Under 8's Tornadoes players and officials braved the elements on Saturday morning at Beech Farm and after being promoted this was the Tornadoes first game in the Blue Group. Once again the Beechy boys produced a fantastic performance in their home game with Salford Storm and scored the opening goal. Salford Storm equalised straight after and though Beechy at one stage were two goals down they fought back to level the score. With the last kick of the game Salford Storm netted a match winning goal but despite the defeat the result wasn't important. Tornadoes Manager Ryan Pugh gave every player a fair amount of game time and on target with goals for Beechy were Harvey Pugh, Kai Barker and Daniel Badewa. The Salford Storm manager was also full of praise for the Beechy players who had held their own against good opposition and at times the Tornadoes produced some superb soccer plus the boys displayed a great team spirit and a never say die attitude. Man of the Match was Harvey Pugh who produced a quality display as an outfield player and also in the role of goalkeeper that saw him make some cracking saves.

Littleton Road was the venue for the Under 13's Hurricanes versus FC Bridgewater fixture. Despite being camped in their opponents half Beechy didn't take their chances and the Hurricanes went a goal down when FC Bridgewater created a swift counter-attack. But the Hurricanes soon rallied and after some intricate link-up play Kane Wood was on target with the equalising goal. Following more beautiful football Hurricanes grabbed the lead via Kane Wood who then put Beechy 3-1 up when he completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot. Throughout the second half the Hurricanes continued to carve out more opportunities whilst offering FC Bridgewater the chance to always threaten via the counter-attack. Beechy's 4-1 victory was guaranteed through Seddik Saba and after just two games the Hurricanes find themselves on top of the Bolton Bury and District League Section D table. Sharing the Man of the Match award were Kane Wood and the hard working Ethan Mangwiro.

Andrew Ackernley scored both goals for Beechy Under 13's Storm in their Salford and Districts League home game with De La Salle. There was a battling seventy minute display from the Beechy boys in this Division 1 fixture but they found it tough going against a first-class De La Salle outfit. Storm's goalkeeper Louis Allen was named Man of the Match.

At home to Section D leaders Adlington Junior Pythons the Under 14's Typhoon suffered a 3-1 defeat. The teams were fairly matched but currently Typhoon are short of confidence and missed a couple of late chances that could easily have salvaged a draw. In this Bolton Bury and District League fixture Joseph Bothamley scored his first goal of the season and voted Man of the Match was birthday boy Sonny O'Brien following yet another excellent display in midfield. Typhoon just need a win from somewhere but can't seem to buy one at the moment.

For their second successive Section C away game the Under 15s Storm came up against Glodwick Dynamoes. The players had to deal with the atrocious conditions and it was the hosts who made a quick start to the match putting Storm under pressure. Beechy kept their opponents at bay until a defensive mistake gifted Glodwick Dynamoes a 1-0 then another defensive mistake that led to a good finish put the hosts 2-0 up at half time. Following a vital team talk at the break Storm looked a different team when play resumed and they reduced the arrears through leading goal scorer Abraham Abiola Joel. Then a controversial decision resulted in Glodwick taking a 3-1 lead when the referee failed to halt play at the time Beechy had a player suffering from an head injury. The goal stood but Storm showed real character as they fought back and via another great finish Abraham Abiola Joel netted Storm's second goal. Suddenly Beechy were on top and equalised thanks to good work from Harry Patterson who set-up Abraham Abiola Joel for his hat-trick and Storm's Man of the Match simply walked the ball into the empty net. A third defensive mistake by Beechy handed the hosts back the lead then Glodwick Dynamoes were awarded a penalty and from the resulting spot-kick a Glodwick player completed the scoring. Final Score Glodwick Dynamoes 5 v Beechy Storm 3.

In tough conditions Beechy Under 16's Storm met top of the North Bury Junior League Premiership Yellow Division outfit Avro FC away. Storm who were 1-0 down at the break struggled in the second half as Avro took advantage of a strong wind blowing in their favour and the hosts eventually secured an 8-4 victory. Beechy's Man of the Match was Ben Howard and goal scorers for Storm were Adam Rothwell (2) Archie Cooper and Dylan Roberts.

Badly let down by some appalling refereeing decisions the Under 17's Tornadoes lost 7-1 at home to Moss Bank Juniors. In the second half a visitors striker went in two footed knee high on the Tornadoes keeper who suffered an injury but amazingly the match official awarded Moss Bank a penalty. Broadie Williamson netted Tornadoes consolation goal and voted Beechy's Best Player was Max O'Brien.

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