POSTED: October 04 2018 19:25:52. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 29th/30th Sept 2018
Thanks to a second successive 3-2 victory Beechfield United Under 16's Tornadoes extended their unbeaten run in the Bolton Bury and District League to four games. United were at home to Turton Tigers but Beechy's performance was slightly below their normal high standard. The visitors took the lead early in this Section B match and the Tornadoes looked a little jaded until Jeanny Le Blance fired in the equaliser. Then Beechy produced a good period of controlled football and several chances were created one that which led to Ademola Olusanya giving United a 2-1 half time lead. The Tornadoes started the second half still looking the better team with more chances on offer to increase their lead and eventually the third goal arrived via Jeanny Le Blance who netted his seventh goal in four games. With about ten minutes remaining following a goalkeeping error Turton Tigers got their second goal putting unwanted pressure on the Tornadoes but Beechy survived and collecting the three points retained their place at the top of the table.
Involved in a rather scrappy game in the Bolton Bury and District League were Beechy Under 15's Tornadoes. In Section D United had home advantage against Adlington Lazers and following a goalless first half the Lazers retained their place at the top of the table courtesy of a 1-0 victory. The Tornadoes Man of the Match was Henry Grimes.
United's newly formed Under 15's Sunday team played their first game of the season in the Timperley and District League and after an impressive display at Stott Lane secured a 2-2 draw with AFC Urmston Meadowside Athletico. Twice Beechy held the lead in this Division 4 home game and the visitors keeper denied United of the win when he saved a penalty. Jack Broadie and Billy Wadeson got the goals and Charlie Wallwork received the Star Player award.
The Under 14's Tornadoes were extremely unlucky in their away game with Littleborough United Stripes. During this Division 2 match Beechy forwards missed two sitters and a penalty and eventually suffered a 4-2 defeat. Also there was a bizarre decision by the referee who decided that the ball had gone through a hole in the net when it had actually been tipped round the post by the Tornadoes keeper. Both Beechy goals came thanks to a great team effort, the first finished off by James Donohue after superb play from Max Chidgey who got Beechy's second goal when he produced a strong run into the penalty area before adding a decisive finish. Man of the Match for the second successive fixture went to Ethan Pritchard who never stopped running and tackling.
Goals by Man of the Match Ben Garlick, Samuel Oludoyi and Charlie Molloy were enough to guarantee Beechy Under 14's Storm their unbeaten start to the season. Away to De La Salle Reds a solid all-round performance earned the Storm all three points following a 3-0 victory.
Still looking for their first win of the season in the season in the Salford and Districts League are the Under 13's Tornadoes who lost 6-3 at home to Barr Hill Aces. Theo Valentine collected the Man of the Match honour and goals for Beechy came via Charlie Mulvenna, Justin Suele and Bradley Oliver. After the game Manager Chris Wallis said he was extremely pleased with the players efforts and attitude adding that the outfield players passed and knocked the ball around like his team are capable of doing on a regular basis. With a bit more luck at one end and no mistakes at the other the Tornadoes could have held a comfortable lead at half time.
After making a slow start in their Section C home game with Breightmet United the Under 13's Storm found themselves 2-0 down. United's opponents were more competitive and Beechy found it difficult to break the down. After conceding two more goals the Storm responded and Tawab Ogunleye reduced the arrears making it 4-1 for the visitors at half time. Beechy came out firing on all cylinders in the second half and were rewarded with a second goal via Rafael Ceita but despite taking control of the match the Storm received a setback when Breightmet scored a fifth goal. Beechy kept creating chances but couldn't
add the finish until Tawonga Ogunleye was on target when he completed the scoring. Final score Beechfield United Storm 3 v Breightmet United 5
For their Division 2 away fixture against Abraham Moss the Under 12's Typhoon (9v9) had to adapt to playing on their hosts 4G Astro Pitch. Beechy were good value for their single goal half time lead thanks to a fine finish from Joseph Bothamley but the Typhoon relaxed their grip on this Division 2 contest and conceded three goals in the second half. Freddie Latham was the teams Best Player.
Playing some great football the Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) got back to winning ways with a high scoring away win over AFC Monton Dragons. In the Blue Group Finley Fairhurst fired in five goals, there were hat-tricks for Joel Thorndyke and Sam Rowbottom plus two goals each for Oliver Percival and Owen Hogben.
In action in the Green Group the Under 11's Storm (9v9) suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost by the odd goal in seven to Barr Hill Clubs. Edward Lucas was voted the Storm's Star Player and the highlight of the match was created by Oliver Cowley who got his third hat-trick in as many games.
The in-form Under 10's Hurricanes met a Barr Hill outfit for the second time in seven days and maintained their winning run in the Yellow Division. United's main goalie Oliver Dalton-Bunker was unavailable and Beechy used three different keepers during the match. After going a goal down within five minutes the Hurricanes bounced back and one great effort from Alfie Rostron hit the post. Following a half time team talk by Manager Ben Robinson and Assistant Glenn Whitehead the Beechy boys were fired up and quickly dominating possession got back level when Henry Errington ended a surging solo run with a superb goal. Suddenly the Barr Hill keeper was the focal point of the action making a series of top-class saves but he couldn't prevent Alfie Rostron from firing Beechy into the lead. Some great defending from Dillan Caldwell and Fabio Figueiredo denied the Barr Hill strikers hardly any space and time on the ball. Somehow Barr Hill managed to equalise and a draw looked a likely result but a slick move involving Daniel Robinson and Henry Errington set-up leading goal scorer Alfie Rostron who hammered home the Hurricanes match winning goal.
Following another brilliant all-round performance the Under 10's Tornadoes made it three wins on the trot. At Beech Farm United continued their winning streak in the Blue Group when they beat Barr Hill Hearts. Sharing the goals were Ethan Harris, George Rowbotham and Charlie Backhouse and following an excellent display Beechy keeper Asa Brown who made numerous superb saves was voted Man of the Match.
There was a Sunday home fixture for the Under 9's Tornadoes in the Green Group and Beechy were held to a draw by opponents Manchester Maccabi Sharks. With a bit more composure regarding the final pass the Tornadoes should have won this game and when chances were created Beechy found the Maccabi Sharks keeper in fine form. Logan McFeeley put Beechy ahead just before half time but almost immediately after the restart Maccabi equalised. The Tornadoes continued to create the better chances but just couldn't find a winning goal and when the visitors threatened to "nick a goal" Beechy keeper Jack Lee looked unbeatable. After another superb display George Wadeson was awarded Man of the Match for the second successive game.
For their latest Yellow Group game the Under 9's Lightning were at home to local rivals Moorside Rangers Purple and the Beechy boys who didn't play to their full potential lost the match. Broadie Mundy netted a consolation goal for Lightning who's Man of the Match went to goalkeeper Brandon Booth.
Beechy Under 7's entertained Salford United Juniors for their first Division 1 home game of the season and United who lost the game had eight players available for this 5-5 match. The team squad was as follows: Daniel Wharton, Spencer Arden, Patrick Doherty, Sophie Price, Thomas Brady, Oliver Cooper, Jacob Wood and Aiden Gradwell.