POSTED: November 24 2021 09:13:09. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 13th/14th Nov 2021
*Beechfield United Under 14's Hurricanes were the headline makers on Saturday 13th November 2021 when they celebrated a 6-3 victory their first in eight weeks.
*Away to Jogabola Blues the Under 14's Hurricanes produced a complete team effort which was probably their best performance so far this season. Starting on the front foot Beechy quickly put pressure on their opponents as they camped in the Blues half. Eventually a free kick taken by Nicholas Britto-Walmsley gave the Hurricanes the lead but despite playing more good football Beechy were back on level terms following a rare goalkeeping error. But Alfie Girdlestone didn't let that phase him and he responded with an instinctive reflex save to prevent a certain own goal. Beechy regained the lead when Ethan Mangwiro was on the end of a breathtaking team counter-attack before Jogabola Blues replied and made it 2-2.
Not to be deterred the Hurricanes were quickly back on the attack and a goal from Dylan Walker put Beechy back in front just before half time. Facing some pressure early in the second half the Hurricanes conceded a third goal but once again thanks to some positive attacking soccer Beechy led 4-3 when Kane Wood had an easy finish after being set-up by Nicholas Britto-Walmsley. Beechy's fifth goal arrived when Kane Wood broke the hosts offside trap and chipped the ball over the stranded keeper. A move started by Alfie Girdlestone resulted in Kane Wood racing clear and being fouled in the area and Oliver Sheridan from the penalty spot completed the scoring when he fired the ball into the net off the crossbar. The whole Hurricanes team shared the Man of the Match award.
*Following a 3-2 away win over Littleborough Junior Yellows the Under 17's Thunder remain unbeaten in the Bolton Bury and District League and stay top of the Section D table. On a small pitch Beechy struggled to get any momentum going while the hosts had a couple of chances they failed to convert. Thunder finally made the breakthrough after Man of the Match Harvey Walker sent a great ball into the area and Prince Idusuyi created time and space before firing the ball into the net. Shortly after Prince on a solo run was fouled by the Littleborough keeper and from the resulting spot-kick Max Chidgey put Thunder 2-0 up. Starting to move the ball around much better in the second half Beechy added their third goal when Reiss Miller was on target from a corner following an error by the hosts keeper. In the last ten minutes Thunder allowed Littleborough back into the game and due to some untidy play Beechy gifted the hosts two goals but Thunder absorbed the late pressure and collected the three points.
*Having to deal with a poor pitch the Under 15's Lightning worked hard in their home game against Horwich St Marys. But in this Section D fixture Beechy had to settle for second best following a 4-1 defeat. David Olidoy scored Lightning's consolation goal and Liam Peers was voted Man of the Match.
*A three week lay-off didn't help the players of Beechy Under 14's Storm when they prepared for their Section E home game with Atherton Colls Cobras. At Salford Sports Village Storm struggled to get into a rhythm and lost this Bolton Bury and District League match 5-2. Goalscorers for Beechy were Joshua Kilfoyle who picked up the Man of the Match award and Damian Darbyshire.
*The Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) versus Manchester Maccabi Warriors Division 2 fixture played on Sunday was a great game to watch. In a very evenly balanced first half Maccabi opened the scoring but Beechy equalised forty five seconds later through Josh Beddows. Both teams started to look tired as the pitch began to soften so the welcome half time break couldn't have come any sooner. Making a bright start to the second half Maccabi put pressure on the Tornadoes but Beechy found their form and took the lead thanks to Logan McFeely. Maccabi hit back and made it 2-2 to set up a grandstand finish and with ten minutes to go Stewart Kay netted the Tornadoes winning goal after a superb inch perfect through ball from Oscar Mather. Sharing the Man of the Match award were Oscar Courtney and Stewart Kay.
*Beechy Under 10's Thunder met Winton Catalans at Beech Farm Playing Fields and were looking to bounce back after two defeats. Jackson Humm who was named Man of the Match after a great performance and Nathaniel Wojciak scored the goals for Thunder who are away to Deans Tigers on 20/11/2021.
*Celebrating another win were the Under 10's Storm who were away to Salford United Devils. On a fast 3G Astroturf Pitch a scrappy game developed with both teams failing to dominate at any stage but every Beechy player still contributed to deserved Storm's victory. Goalkeeper Sophia Price had an excellent game while Jacob Wood, Brody Burns, Josh Warrington and Harrison Church produced some solid defending. In the midfield Man of the Match Lucas Bond played with real intensity well supported by the combative Daniel Wharton and Robert Wagner and both Oliver Cooper and Kristen Georgiev created the pace down the wings which caused Salford Devils problems throughout the game. Oliver Cooper opened the scoring after a breakaway move and this was followed by a smart finish from Kristen Georgiev but goals of the day came courtesy of the impressive Aiden Gradwell. He beat the keeper from the edge of the area in the first half then via a low angled drive hit a last minute match winner.
*On the road again were the Under 9's Hurricanes who's opponents on an artificial surface were neighbours Moorside Rangers Green. This was the third time this season Beechy had played Rangers and Mason McHugh-Davies was the Hurricanes captain for this game. Rangers kicked-off the contest with both teams who made a strong start cancelling each other out. Midway through the first half Kasope Alo came off the substitutes bench and using his pace down the right flank cut inside onto his favoured left foot and gave the Hurricanes the lead. Rangers restarted the match looking for a quick equaliser but Beechy regained possession and two minutes later Myles Harris netted the Hurricanes second goal. Then Beechy's defence had to deal with more pressure from the hosts but they stood strong and the Hurricanes goalkeeper Charlie Berry made a couple of great saves. Beechy began the second half giving the ball away far too easily and Rangers who managed to reduce the arrears once again forced the Hurricanes to rely on their reliable defenders. After Rangers scored again to get back level the game suddenly became more entertaining with both goalkeepers making superb saves. The Hurricanes were very unlucky not to be awarded a third goal when the ball looked to have crossed the line but this was not spotted by the referee who then decided not to give Beechy a penalty after a clear foul on Kasope Alo in the closing seconds.
*Following another great team performance that included maximum effort from all the players the Under 8's Storm celebrated another fully deserved victory. On Sunday Beechy who were away to South Manchester Tigers scored goals via Man of the Match Harry Wharton, Jack Sinclair, Kobe Glass Barkley Pope and Freya Quinn.
*Before the Under 7's Storm versus Parkwyddn Juniors game both teams and officials did a minutes applause to mark armistice day. Making a positive start to the match Storm played some really good football, they were strong in the tackle and powerful in attack and this was probably Beechy's best display so far this season. Man of the Match Alfie Heighway was immense in defence and goalkeeper Harry Chambers produced a great display. Harry Heathcote-Ciare and Oscar Bobby-Berry were the goalscorers for Storm who fully deserved their victory.