POSTED: November 22 2019 16:35:34. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 16th/17th Nov 2019
Beechfield United Under 13's Typhoon thought they would have an easy time in their Salford and Districts League Division 2 home game with Manchester Bees, when they took a 2-0 lead after just a couple of minutes.
Typhoon continued to make chances galore but after centre forward Jamie Withington limped off the pitch Beechy stopped playing some exciting soccer and found themselves sharing a 2-2 score line at half time. Typhoon's goalkeeper Peter Ellis was forced to make some great saves to avoid Beechy trailing at the break but following a vital team talk Typhoon stepped up a gear and ended the match comfortable winners. Ryan Law produced a great performance and scored two goals while being denied a hat-trick by the Bees keeper. Scoring his first two Beechy goals was Will Bentham and also on target for Typhoon in their 7-2 victory were Reece James, Joseph Bothamley and Cole Winstanley. After an all action display at full back Daniel Hesketh was voted Man of the Match.
There was a disappointing performance from the Under 17's Tornadoes who were at home to Barr Hill Diamonds. In this Bolton Bury and District League Section A fixture Beechy found themselves 2-0 down at the break but they made a decent start in the second half and reduced the arrears thanks to a goal from Ben McDonald. The Tornadoes put constant pressure on Barr Hill as they pushed hard for an equaliser but it never arrived while Barr Hill added two more goals that eventually secured their victory. Jeanny Le Blanc did manage to fire home a second goal for Beechy but it was scant consolation as the Tornadoes slumped to a 4-2 defeat.
Also in the Bolton Bury and District League the Under 16's Tornadoes were away to top of Section D outfit FC Sharples. Struggling to find a way to beat the Sharples keeper Beechy suffered a 5-0 defeat but the score didn't reflect the game, Sharples had five shots on target and scored five goals. Man of the Match for the Tornadoes was Callum Rhodes.
On Sunday afternoon at Stott Lane the Under 14's Tornadoes met Manchester Maccabi Broughton and what turned out to be a physical game that could have gone either way the first half ended 1-1. Maccabi had equalised after Jack Fitton had given Beechy the lead and in the second half Tornadoes maintained their form and sensibly didn't react to their opponents spoiling tactics. Continually creating chances Maccabi forced some outstanding saves from Beechy keeper Lewis Wallis but the Tornadoes eventually secured a deserved 4-1 victory thanks to further goals by Bradley Oliver, Jack Fitton and Rafael Silveira who was voted Man of the Match for his excellent performance in both defence and attack.
Played in totally the right spirit was the in-house Under 12's 9v9 Division 3 derby game between Beechy Storm and Beechy Hurricanes. On a heavy pitch the standard of football from both teams was excellent and it was Storm who came out on top via a 5-3 victory. The Hurricanes started slowly and taking a foothold on the game Storm opened up a 3-1 lead that they held when the referee ended the first half. Hurricanes produced a sterling fightback and made it 3-3 but a defensive lapse and a brilliantly executed free kick eventually led to Storm securing the win. Grace Belcher was Player of the Match for Storm who's goals came courtesy of Mikey Walsh (2) Oliver Cowley, Andrew Ackernley and George Healey. Goal scorers for the Hurricanes were Dylan Walker (2) and Kane Wood and named Man of the Match for his solid defensive display was Rian Haines.
A first goal of the season from Owen Hogben in the opening five minutes should have set the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) on the path to a much needed victory but a lack of concentration and determination when called for allowed FC Bridgewater Cosmos to respond and take a 4-1 lead into half time. Bridgewater extended their lead after the break and was only then that the Tornadoes sparked into action with two goals from Oliver Percival and JJLowery to bring the score line closer at 5-3. But unfortunately the mini-comeback wasn't to be when Bridgewater increased their lead with a couple more goals and ran out 7-3 winners. On reflection the final score was harsh on the Tornadoes who often produced some terrific passages of play with some neat and controlled one touch football. It was determination that set the two teams apart and the Tornadoes were unable to carry this out for sixty minutes. Man of the Match was awarded to a defender who despite being under pressure in the first half picked himself up and produced the kind of determination that some of his teammates lacked. Ryan Crosby collected his first award of the season.
A depleted Under 11's Lightning (9v9) side suffered from some poor refereeing decisions in their Green Group away game against Winton Spartans. Also in the game Beechy were guilty of some defensive disorganisation and not taking advantage of their goal scoring chances that resulted in a 5-0 defeat. But this was a much improved Lightning display over recent weeks and the score line flattered Beechy's opponents. Theo Hayward and Eesa Afzal looked reassured in defence and there were encouraging signs that the attacking elements are starting to gel so a first win of the season isn't far away.
According to Under 10's Tornadoes boss Richard James his Beechy team endured a bad day at the office in this Salford and Districts Blue Group away game. Tornadoes opponents Parkwyddn Juniors Phoenix played much better throughout the match than Beechy who gifted Parkwyddn at least six goals. Three goals down at half time the Tornadoes have recovered from worse situations in previous games but after conceding another three goals in quick succession there was no real chance of a possible comeback.
Making a positive start in their Challenge Tournament home game with Team Elite were the Under 9's Storm and both Connor O'Sullivan and Ryden Coward were on target as Beechy netted two quick goals after twenty minutes. Team Elite reduced the arrears before half time and the second half was a little different as Storm's opponents took control and held a four goal lead with five minutes to go. Thanks to some great teamwork Beechy managed to pull a goal back via a cheeky backheel by Ryden Coward but Team Elite added another two goals. Storm's Man of the Match was Reuben Wardle who made some epic saves in a great performance.
Beechy Under 8's Storm were involved in a great game with Winton Titans on Saturday morning. Playing some of their best football of the season in this Yellow Group fixture Storm raced into a three goal lead with Oliver Cooper and Aiden Gradwell on target. But Beechy got over confident and allowed Winton back into the match and Storm's opponents frequently used the counter-attack to good advantage. Despite the best efforts of Beechy goalkeeper Sophie Price Winton had levelled the score by half time while the second half was tit for tat with both teams working hard. Storm's Thomas Brady and Brody Burns defended superbly, Daniel Wharton and Jacob Wood drove the team forward from midfield while the lively Nathan Haines was a constant threat to Winton's defenders. In the end a fantastic solo piece of dribbling followed by a shot on target Aiden Gradwell secured Beechy a 6-6 draw in the last minute.