POSTED: December 01 2021 13:39:26. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 27th-28th Nov 2021
We must salute all the Beechy Players, Team Managers/Assistants who braved the elements on Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th November to guarantee their game went ahead despite the atrocious weather conditions. Praise also for the Parents. Grandparents etc who supported the teams.
In the Salford and Districts Junior League Beechfield United Under 7's Storm played Ordsall Park Juniors at Beech Farm. Storm took the lead in less than two minutes but Ordsall responded and scored a couple of goals in quick succession. Both teams battled hard to overcome the extremely cold conditions and goals from Man of the Match Harry Heathcote-Ciare and Alfie Heighway unfortunately weren't enough to guarantee Storm a victory.
Also in action at Beech Farm were the Under 8's Storm who's opponents were Salford Storm Tornadoes. A top-class display led to another win for Beechy in the SDJFL. Goals for Storm came courtesy of leading marksman Jack Sinclair and Man of the Match was new boy Sebastian Jones who produced a great defensive performance.
On a freezing cold morning at Stott Lane Beechy Under 9's Hurricanes met Salford Storm Hurricanes. The players/officials and parents did Grassroots Football proud and having met their opponents a few weeks ago Beechy were aware they had a chance to win the game. In the match Salford Storm took advantage of Beechy's mistakes but Beechy looked the better team as they played some lovely football. Finn Lee scored his best goal for the club since he joined two years earlier and he was really proud of his strikers finish. Beechy won a seven goal thriller and their hat-trick hero was Kasope Alo who produced a fifty yard sprint in the last minute to get back and clear the ball off the line. Man of the Match went to Kenny Copeland who was Team Captain in Gino Fierro's absence and was outstanding in both midield or defence. Beechy Team Manager Ian Lee said this polite young man is a genuine asset to the club and has real ability.
To counteract the bitterly cold conditions the Under 10's Storm created a heart warming performance in the home game against Moorside Rangers Red. But Beechy who lost the match made a bad start conceding the only two goals in the game inside the opening few minutes. The match then became an evenly balanced encounter and Oliver Cooper and Robert Wagner were a constant threat to the Rangers defence while Daniel Wharton and Lucas Bond held the midfield together. In defence Patrick Doherty and Sophie Price were steady and dependable plus Man of the Match Jacob Wood who took on the goalkeepers role in the second half. On another day Storm would have scored a goal to get back in the game giving them a chance to go on and win it but unfortunately luck deserted Beechy who couldn't find the goal they needed.
The Under 10's Thunder players and officials had to overcome the arctic weather conditions on Sunday morning at Beech Farm when they met South Manchester Sports Club. Thunder took the lead in less than two minutes and this theme continued throughout the game as Beechy harried and battled for every ball and despite heavy snow arriving towards the end of the game this didn't deter Thunder who celebrated a resounding win. Goalscorers for Beechy were Jackson Humm, Nataniel Wojciak, Ollie Sixsmith Theo McNulty, Anotidaishe Goora and Man of the Match Josh Kellett.
There were plenty of chances on offer for the Under 11's Storm in their 9v9 Red Group home game with Old Trafford Juniors. Despite some unlucky finishing Beechy who lost the match netted three good goals via Mikeal Omotayo and Timothy Bedewa. Storm's Best Player was Connor O'Sullivan and ignoring the freezing conditions the Beechy Boys produced a satisfactory performance.
A delayed kick-off certainly didn't help the Under 14's Storm prior to this Bolton Bury and District League Section E home game against Parkwyddn Predators. At Littleton Road Beechy never got a real foothold in the match and ended up on the wrong end of a 4-2 score line. On target with the goals for Storm were Joshua Kilfoyle (penalty) and James Cadwaladr.
After last Saturday's victory in the Players Cup Beechy Under 15's Lightning were back in Section D action in the BBDFL with an away game at Swinton Cobras. Unfortunately on this occasion Beechy couldn't find the winning formula and suffered a 4-1 defeat. Lightning's Man of the Match Jake Barrington scored the teams consolation goal.
An excellent performance from the Under 15's Typhoon secured a 1-0 home win following their friendly match with North Walkden. Battling against a gale force wind Typhoon got to half time level courtesy of some good defending and fine goalkeeping by Peter Ellis. With the wind in their favour in the second half Beechy played some lovely passing football and the North Walkden keeper had to rescue his team with several great saves. Typhoon's Man of the Match Milonga Mututa eventually managed to beat the visitors keeper to score the only goal of the game.
At home to Whelley Alexandra Rangers the Under 16's Storm lost only their second Section C game of the season in the BBDFL but remained as league leaders. Beechy won 5-2 when the teams met earlier in the season but the visitors gained revenge winning this game by the same score line and due to Whelley Alexandra not having enough players the match was played as 10-a-side. Storm started brightly with Evan Hodson-Griffiths and Alfie Jones going close to a goal before Evan scored from a narrow angle to put Beechy 1-0 up but Whelley Alexandra quickly responded and were rewarded with two goals to go into half time holding a slender lead. In the second half Storm struggled to breakdown their well organised opponents who hit Beechy on the counter-attack twice to make it 4-1 before Man of the Match Evan Hodson-Griffiths was on target again to reduce the arrears. Close to the end via another counter-attack the visitors added their fifth goal to wrap up the three points.