POSTED: November 18 2016 16:35:57. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 12th/13th November
In a top of the table clash at Stott Lane Beechfield United Under 17's gifted opponents Irlam Rangers a 2-0 lead. Despite playing with a weakened team Beechy fought back and Callum Frier reduced the arrears but Irlam added a third goal just before half time. In an evenly balanced second half United's overall performance improved and on target was Charlie Hilton who cut the deficit to just one goal. The Irlam Rangers keeper pulled off a superb save to deny Beechy an equaliser then the visitors produced a late counter-attack and scored again to secure a 4-2 victory. United's Man of the Match was Ben Dargon.
In the Bolton Bury and District League the Under 16's Tornadoes impressive eight match unbeaten run ended. Beechy who were at home to local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue failed to take advantage of numerous chances and found themselves trailing 1-0 at the break. The Tornadoes who got back level courtesy of a goal by Nauris Kaluga always looked the better team but it was Rangers who added two more goals to secure a 3-1 win.
There was a first victory of the season for the Under 15's Storm following their Division 1 home game against Manchester Maccabi Broughton. In the Salford and District League Beechy celebrated a 2-0 win thanks to a solid all-round display and goals from Aaron Gartley and Man of the Match Will Timmins.
On Saturday 5th November the Under 14's Tornadoes had a tough home game against second placed team Cherrybrook Villa. But in this Bolton Bury and District League Section B fixture Beechy didn't make life easy for themselves when they went 3-0 down in fifteen minutes. Things went from bad to worse after a tame back pass deceived keeper Derryn Harrison and the ball tickled into the empty net. Cherrybrook took full advantage of a strong wind in their favour and scored direct from a corner the following a defensive mistake the visitors went 6-0 up a lead they held at the interval. The Tornadoes were better organised in the second half and pulled a goal back when Ademola Olusanya finished off a fine move to restore some pride. Man of the Match Leighton White who worked tirelessly throughout the game was rewarded when he netted United's second goal. Then via his second goal Ademola Olusanya made it 6-3 and gave Beechy renewed hope of getting something out of the game. In a frantic last ten minutes Leighton White hit the crossbar and an effort by Jason Wilson was cleared off the line. With the Tornadoes committed to all out attack Cherrybrook exploited gaps in the United defence and scored a seventh goal to effectively kill off the game.
In their next fixture the Tornadoes main aim was not to concede a goal in the first five minutes and against Eagley FC this was achieved. Beechy quickly dominated the match and if it wasn't for some great goalkeeping, indecisive finishing and hard luck the Tornadoes would have taken the lead. It was a mystery how Beechy weren't 5-0 up in the opening quarter-hour and totally against the run of play Eagley created one decent counter-attack and grabbed the lead. Jeanny Le Blanc fired home an equalising goal and the Tornadoes piled on the pressure but unbelievably Eagley via the long ball tactic edged in front again. It was a similar story in the second half and enjoying a greater share of the ball the Tornadoes got back level through Jeanny Le Blanc. Unfortunately United couldn't add further goals their hard work and endeavour deserved. With just five minutes left Beechy conceded a third goal when a harmless looking cross somehow found its way into the back of Tornadoes net. Eagley managed to scramble another goal in the dying seconds and win the game 4-2. For the second time in seven days Leighton White was the Tornadoes Star Player.
Despite the heavy overnight rain the Under 11's Tornadoes Development Group Blue Division game with Winton Yellow went ahead on a slightly soggy pitch. Beechy went a goal down early in the match and when the Tornadoes created decent chances the Winton keeper made several great saves but an equalising goal eventually arrived via Charlie Mulvenna. In the second half the Tornadoes continued to face a tough task against their physical opponents but the Beechy lads responded superbly. A draw would have been a fair result but Winton found another goal to snatch victory. The Tornadoes goalkeeper Lewis Wallis had a great game but voted Man of the Match was Raphael Silveira.
The Under 10's Hurricanes were involved in an entertaining seven goal thriller with Tiki Taka Guardiola's and Beechy celebrated victory thanks to a last minute winning goal courtesy of a well executed free kick by Man of the Match James Tsaylor. Also on target with goals for the Hurricanes in this Dragons Division fixture were Tom Worthington, Dominic Roaden and Harley Mullen.
Producing a superb fightback in their Challenge Tournament away game with Old Trafford Juniors were the Under 9's Storm. At one stage Beechy were three goals down in the first half but United got a goal back via Joshua Kilfoyle. Old Trafford regained their three goal lead before a fully committed Storm outfit showing both grit and determination hit goals Oliver Cowley, Noah O'Connor and Man of the Match Joshua Kilfoyle to force a draw.
On Sunday morning the Under 8's Tornadoes were away to Manchester Maccabi in the Challenge Tournament and returned to winning ways. There was a hat trick for Ethan Harris and a goal apiece for Josh Jennett, Anthony Hughes and Brandon Booth that guaranteed the Tornadoes a fully deserved victory. Voted the teams Best Player was Josh Rotherham.
Also in the Challenge Tournament the Under 8's Storm met Stretford Victoria Panthers at Beech Farm and the teams shared the honours in an eight goal bonanza. Goalscorers for the Storm were Kylan Twigg, Fletcher Jackson and Harry Jones and named Man of the Match was Oliver Dalton-Bunker.
Faced with a 9am kick off were the Under 7's Tornadoes who were in action against neighbours Moorside Rangers Purple. This Development Group Yellow Division match was played in difficult conditions on a 3G Astroturf Pitch and Beechy were a goal up at half time through Alfie Lacey. Rangers scored three goals during the second half but despite the low temperature and driving rain the Beechy players worked tirelessly and Alfie Lacey scored another well taken goal. Following an outstanding display in defence Daire Cox received the Man of the Match Award.