POSTED: November 07 2019 15:40:09. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 2/11/2019
Beechfield United's in-form Under 14's Tornadoes kept their Division 2 unbeaten run intact in the Salford and Districts League following a 7-0 home win over AFC Monton Dynamos.
In a solid all-round team performance every player gave 100% total commitment and dominating the game Beechy were 3-0 up at half time. Man of the Match Justin Suele (2) Bradley Oliver (2) Ryan Lewis, Theo Valentine and Rafael Silveira scored the goals.
Getting back to winning ways were the Under 17's Tornadoes who secured a narrow 4-3 victory over Horwich RMI White. The Tornadoes took the lead in this Section A home game courtesy of Jack Rodgers via a headed goal from a corner kick and Beechy were the dominant side until a defensive mistake gifted the visitors an equaliser. Soon after the Tornadoes regained the lead thanks to a piece of brilliance from Ben McDonald who's shot from 25 yards hit the post and flew into the net. But Beechy didn't stay ahead for long after allowing Horwich RMI a second equaliser that saw the teams sharing a 2-2 score line at half time. The second half was fairly quiet until Jeanny Le Blanc was on target to restore the lead again but the pattern of the match continued as Horwich RMI got back on level terms for a third time. A score draw looked a likely result but in the dying minutes at the end of a great solo run with his second goal of the game Jeanny Le Blanc guaranteed the win. This wasn't a vintage Tornadoes performance but on the day they had a bit more overall quality than their opponents and deserved the three points.
At Bowlee Playing Fields the Under 15's Thunder lined-up for their Championship Division away game against Middleton Lads Blues. On a heavy pitch the Blues had most of the possession and created the majority of the chances in the first half but thanks to some resolute defending Beechy managed to limit the hosts lead to 1-0 at half-time break. Reiss Miller, Taonga Mututa, Konstantin Hristova and Jacob Lacey deserve a large bulk of the praise for their sterling efforts during the first forty five minutes. Thankfully the second period saw a vastly improved display from Thunder and playing downhill Beechy took the game to Middleton. Harvey Walker, Louie Percival and Dominic Lawton started to win the midfield battle and moved the ball forward much quicker and this had the effect of allowing Thunder's front two Max Shaw and Andrew Woodward the opportunity to really test the Middleton keeper. Especially pleasing for Thunder's Team Officials Wayne Miller and Oscar Courtney was the players fitness and never say die attitude. In the first half Middleton Lads could have been out of sight yet Beechy managed to stay in the match while in the second half the Blues heads dropped and they physically tired. Following a corner taken by Jacob Lacey Thunder equalised via Louie Percival and from that moment there was only one team in charge. Thunder might have gone home empty handed but they picked up a well earned away point and could easily have collected all three. Man of the Match was shared by Louie Percival and Jacob Lacey who gave a real captain's performance.
In the Bolton Bury and District League the Section C top of the table clash between Beechy Under 14's Storm and Blackrod FC ended with a 5-1 victory for Blackrod. Making a slow start Storm went a goal down after ten minutes but Beechy got back in the game when Harry Patterson received the ball then after easily going past a Blackrod defender he drilled it into the top corner of the net for 1-1. Blackrod made better use of the ball but Storm kept it a close affair until they gave away a sloppy goal then Blackrod scored again to lead 3-1 at half time. After harsh words from Storm's managerial personal during the break the Beechy lads raised their game and completely dominated their opponents but just couldn't turn their advantage into goals. Against the run of play in the latter stages Blackrod netted two more goals but the final result didn't reflect the pattern of the game and with a bit more belief from Beechy it would have a been much closer. Storm's Man of the Match was Elliott McClurg-Taylor who came off his sick bed to play and he didn't deserve to be on the losing side.
At David Lewis Playing Fields the Under 13's Typhoon lost their unbeaten Division 2 record when they went down 5-0 to Moston Juniors. Though Typhoon battled well ultimately Moston were much stronger throughout the game. Milonga Mututa and Daniel Hesketh were superb at the back but keeper Peter Ellis who made some excellent saves was named Man of the Match.
Against Flixton Junior Cougars the Under 13's Lightning boys made hard work of securing the three points via a 3-1 away win. Goal scorers for Beechy in this Salford and Districts League Division 3 fixture were Jake Barrington and Daniel Williams plus an own goal. Lightning's Star Player was Liam Peers.
Away to Davyhulme Park the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) got off to their usual slow start and gifted the opposition chances. Fortunately for Beechy their opponents didn't have their shooting boots on and eventually the Hurricanes clicked into gear and led 2-0 at half time through Dylan Walker and Michael Munden. After the break Dylan Walker completed his hat-trick and the hosts were rewarded with a consolation goal. Michael Munden was voted Best Player for the Hurricanes who celebrated a 4-1 victory.
Facing their toughest test to date were the Under 11's Hurricanes (9v9) who played a friendly match against De La Salle Reds. It was a real mind games battle in the first half and Hurricanes had to work really hard to go into half time all square. Beechy fought back bravely after being behind for most of the second half and their fitness was certainly the key factor. Both teams produced some good football considering the poor conditions and the players had to withstand a real physical battle. Hurricanes Manager Ben Robinson said he was really proud of his players who displayed true grit and tenacity. The goals came via Henry Errington (4) who got Beechy's match winner, Jamie Maher and Alfie Rostron (2) who's desire and determination going forward earned him the Man of the Match award.
Despite making a committed and confident start in the Challenge Cup home game with Urmston Town Vultures the Under 11's Lightning (9v9) lads found it tough going against their much stronger opponents. Some tactical changes at half time meant Lightning were able to compete better and an outstanding free kick from Sean Cosgrove produced the highlight of the match. According to Lightning Manager Chris White Beechy need to be less "nice" compete much harder and take their chances. Man of the Match went to Idean Moghimi for a top-class defensive performance.
The Under 10's lightning verses Winton Warriors Challenge Cup tie was a game that either team could have won but it was Winton who converted more of their chances and at Beech Farm the visitors eventually won the match that produced ten goals. Brodie Mundy with a hat-trick and Deenraj Singh got the goals for Lightning who's Man of the Match award was shared between goalkeeper Kaylen Parton and Brodie Mundy.
Also suffering a defeat in the Challenge Cup were the Under 10's Tornadoes who were away to local rivals Moorside Rangers Yellows. Josh Beddows who picked up the Man of the Match award scored the Tornadoes consolation goal.
On a great pitch for football the Under 9's Storm met De La Salle in the Challenge Cup. In this away game Beechy started well as they played some adventurous soccer but rarely troubled the De La Salle keeper. The hosts went in at half time holding a two goal advantage and in the second half Storm's Man of the Match Ethan Seddon netted Beechy's only goal while De La Salle added a third goal. Storm played well for the majority of the tie bur decision making in the final third was the difference between the teams.
In action in the Challenge Cup were Beechy Under 8's Storm who were playing away at Deans Sports. Early in the game Storm held their opponents at bay thanks to superb defending especially from Patrik Docherty and backed up with some good goalkeeping by Sophie Price. Unfortunately Deans Sports kept the pressure on Beechy and had raced into a three goal lead at the break. Storm continued to work hard and got back in the match when good play between Daniel Wharton, Aiden Gradwell and Oliver Cooper resulted in the latter reducing the arrears via a fine finish. During the second half Beechy were much too generous with their defending and were punished trying to play out from the back. But Storm didn't give up and Jacob Wood, Brody Burns, Robert Wagner and Thomas Brady did a great job getting the team a second consolation goal. It was Aiden Gradwell who was on target hammering the ball into the roof of the net following a mazy dribble.