POSTED: November 29 2022 23:25:16 By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 26th/27th Nov 2022

Beechy U/8's STORM were the headline makers on Saturday 26th November 2022 following a quality all-round performance in the home game against Winton Wanderers.

*When the teams met in last seasons Salford and District League U/7's final Winton came out on top but since then the Beechy Boys have shown a vast improvement and gained revenge with a stylish victory. Kade Doyle who joined the team from the Under 8's Thunder made his debut and he hit the ground running when he linked-up with Seth Barber for Storm's opening goal. Beechy dominated a one-sided first half and Oscar Pugh helped himself to a goal via a well taken finish then Oscar assisted from a brilliant corner when Alfie Heighway flicked the ball into the net at the near post. The pattern of play in the second half was much the same as Storm continued to create some lovely football and though Winton battled well Beechy's strength and ability helped to secure the win. Special mention to Harry Chambers for a great game in defence while Man of the Match Jacob Foster who scored his first goal for the team this season was Storm's goalkeeper in the first half and he produced a brilliant display.

*In action on Sunday the Under 7's THUNDER played away at Manchester Maccabi Meercats and Beechy took the lead thanks to a dipping long range effort from Harrison Spencer. Maccabi responded and two long range strikes edged the hosts ahead and the Meercats were still a goal up at half time. Thunder began the second half passing the ball much better and Beechy were rewarded with an equalising goal when Antonio Embalo ran onto an excellent through ball from George Kelly and fired it into the net. Antonio returned the favour and George was on target when he neatly slotted the ball into the bottom corner to put Thunder back in front. Once again Maccabi Meercats replied and added three more unanswered goals to guarantee victory for the hosts. Harrison Spencer was Man of the Match for the energy and effort he gave to the team.

*Also playing on Sunday were Beechy Under 8's THUNDER who were involved in a ten goal thriller with Manchester Maccabi Dragons. At Beech Farm Thunder took an early lead when Noah Aspen scored a screamer from his own half before Brayden Taylor went on a fantastic solo run when he outpaced the Maccabi defence before blasting the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Sonny Phillips was on target with two brilliant goals prior to Maccabi reducing the arrears following a rare lapse of concentration at the back. After Thunder made some team changes in the second half Maccabi got back into the game and scored three more goals but Beechy re-established themselves following some tactical changes. Brayden Taylor netted Thunder's fifth goal which should have been the match winner but the Dragons grabbed an equaliser from a free kick though Beechy keeper Hugo Balogun almost stopped the ball from finding it's way into the net. Thunder should have won the game had they taken their chances and after the final whistle the Maccabi Manager said Beechy were the hardest team they had played against all season and the Dragons were lucky to escape with a draw.

*On Saturday the Under 9's STORM met Parkwyddn Phoenix at home and lost by the odd goal in five. In the first half the Beechy Lads dominated the match and playing out from the back fully deserved to take the lead. The goal arrived via a great move started by keeper Joshua Lowery who sent the ball onto Harry Wharton and he played it to Max Schofield in midfield where Max played a 1-2 with Jack Sinclair who delivered a great pass for Barkley Pope to hammer the ball home. Storm deserved their one goal lead at half time and the second half was much the same until Parwyddn made a change and their pacey forward scored three goals from the only three shots the away side had in the game. Continuing to battle hard the Beechy Boys never gave up and a goal by Kobe Glass put Storm back in the contest and though the one way traffic continued Storm just couldn't find another goal. Beechy might have lost the game but some of the passing and skill on show was beyond the players years. Man of the Match was Harvey King who put in a monumental shift while a special mention go's to Barkley Pope who terrorised the Parkwyddn defence throughout the game.

*Another Beechy team with a Sunday home fixture were the Under 10's TORNADOES who's opponents at Beech Farm were Manchester Maccabi Panthers. Despite a reduced squad the Tornadoes were all set to go and during a very close first half Beechy had most of the ball but couldn't breakdown a well organised Maccabi defence. The Panthers goalie had a brilliant game and the visitors held a one goal lead at the break. A similar pattern developed in the second half and despite a very good performance the Beechy Boys didn't get the goals they deserved regarding the number of chances created. Tyler Ackernley was Man of the Match following a fantastic display in defence and midfield.

*With no official Salford and Districts League Division 2 game the Under 13's TORNADOES arranged a friendly match with Winton Spartans. Oscar Mather with two goals and another courtesy of Radwan Fakeeh were consolation efforts for the Tornadoes who lost the match 4-3.

*After last Saturday's game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch the Under 14's HURRICANES were glad to be back in league action with an away fixture at Salford Storm. Coach Ben Robinson was absent for the game so Chris Rostron and Glenn Whitehead were in charge and the Hurricanes took the lead in the first minute. After an effort from Oliver Nangle went wide of the target Salford Storm tried to play out from the goal kick but Henry Errington won possession and easily slotted the ball into the net. Against the run of play the hosts equalised when the referee missed what looked a clear offside and the pacy Storm striker made it 1-1. Hurricanes Player of the Match Henry Errington turned provider setting-up Finlay Unsworth who restored the lead as he rifled a shot from close range which gave the keeper no chance. Salford Storm equalised again with a big slice of luck following a counter-attack when a cross-cum-shot hit a post and was knocked into the net from close range. Into the second half and the Hurricanes regained the lead after a quick throw-in sent the ball to Finlay Unsworth who took a touch on the edge of the area before producing a superb finish for 3-2. The hosts won a free kick and from twenty five yards a Salford Storm player curled the ball over Hurricanes defensive wall and into the net under the crossbar to complete the scoring. Result Salford Storm 3 v Beechy Hurricanes 3.

*At home to Oxford Grove the Under 16's Typhoon played muh of this Bolton Bury and District League Section D fixture with ten players. Though Beechy were the better team they were punished for conceding three soft goals when they lost the game 4-1. Also Typhoon were guilty of trying to score the perfect goal instead of adopting the shoot on sight policy. In the last fifteen minutes Reece James won Beechy a penalty and scored Typhoon's consolation goal from the resulting spot-kick. Cole Winstanley, Jamie Withington, Luke O'Sullivan and Man of the Match Ryan Law produced excellent performances.

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