POSTED: October 10 2022 17:49:12 By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 8/10/2022

There were three postponements and one team were without a fixture but Beechy's other nine teams in the Junior Section completed their games on Saturday 1st October 2022.

*Playing their first group game in the Challenge Cup Beechfield United Under 10's Tornadoes kept their winning run going with victory over Salford Storm Tornadoes. Throughout the game Beechy pressed high and defended from the front not allowing their opponents to play out of their own half. There was a superb performance from Jack Hoatson while Luke Bennett was named Man of the Match. Luke was one of Beechy's goalscorers along with Kai Barker who helped himself to five goals. Beechy's impressive unbeaten run is four successive wins and no goals conceded.

*On an Astroturf Pitch at Salford Sports Village Beechy Under 9's Storm were in action against Salford Storm Lightning. The teams produced a very competitive cup tie and Storm did themselves proud despite conceding a couple of goals. Man of the Match went to Harvey King who created a hard working display on the left wing and on any other day Beechy could've won the game.

*The Under 9's Tornadoes also played on the artificial surface at Salford Sports Village when they met Salford Storm Tornadoes. In this cup game Beechy played well for most of the tie but silly mistakes led to a defeat. On target with goals for Beechy were Anika Wojciak and Harry Myddelton who was also voted Man of the Match.

*For the second time in seven days in the Salford and Districts League the Under 8's Thunder met AFC Urmston Meadowide who completed a winning double over Beechy. Compared to the previous game Thunder produced a much stronger all-round performance with less errors. Sonny Phillips who was making his debut for Beechy scored Thunder's only goal and was also awarded Man of the Match.

*Beechy Under 7's Thunder lost for the first time this season following their away game at Winton Wanderers Hawks. The Beechy boys were below their best in this game but hopefully learned an invaluable leasson to take forward into training a future matches. Special mention to Milo McNulty who was Man of the Match after a superb goalkeeping display in the first half while he ran and chased everything in the second half when fighting a lost cause.

*In the Salford and Districts League Under 13's Challenge Cup Beechy Tornadoes booked their place in the 2nd Round following a 1st Round victory over Swinton Sharks. Josh Beddows and Radwan Fakeeh scored the goals for the Tornadoes as the teams shared a 2-2 score line after seventy minutes. The competition rules don't allow for extra time so the winner of the tie was decided by a penalty kick decider which Beechy won 5-4. Finn Browne scored the Tornadoes winning spot-kick after two great saves in the shoot-out by Tornadoes keeper Jack Lee.

*United's Under 16's Typhoon had a friendly match at home against Atherton Town Lions a team two divisions above Beechy in the Bolton Bury and District League. Typhoon's players can hold their heads high after only trailing 1-0 at half time thanks to keeper Peter Ellis who made several fine saves. Enjoying only a small amount of possession Beechy made errors as they attempted to match their opponents strength and ability. Battling all the way to the final whistle Typhoon were rewarded with a consolation goal when Reece James won the ball in Lions territory and his accurate cross found Jamie Withington who added a decisive finish. Typhoon lost the match 6-1 but this was a useful run out for the boys who won't play anyone as good in their forthcoming league and cup games this season. Sonny O'Brien and Peter Ellis were Typhoon's Star players.

*Bechfield United Under 17's Storm remained as leaders of Section B in the Bolton Bury and District League following their top of the table clash with De La Salle Reds. After a bright start to the match the score was still 0-0 at the break then early in the second half and against the run of play De La Salle took the lead. Beechy fought back and equalised when the De La Salle keeper failed to deal with a free kick taken by Alfie S Jones and Bradley Oliver tapped home the rebound. Later in the game De La Salle regained the lead though Storm continued to put pressure on their opponents and were rewarded with a second equaliser. A great move developed on the right wing and after a pinpoint cross from Evan Hodson-Griffiths the ball was met by Bradley Oliver who had an easy close range finish when he made it 2-2 which was the score at the final whistle. Alfie E Jones was Storm's Man of the Match for his commanding display at centre back.

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