POSTED: October 14 2021 16:13:41. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 9th/10th October 2021

Creating the Headlines in the Junior Section on Saturday 9th October 2021 were Beechy Under 16's Storm who took over as leaders of the Section C table in the Bolton Bury & District League.

The Under 16's Storm were away to De La Salle Reds in a top of the table clash and straight from the kick off both teams competed fiercely for possesssion. De La Salle took the lead following a fine accurate finish but Beechy came roaring back and Evan Hodson-Griffiths fired the ball home from a difficult angle for 1-1. Then a couple of minutes later Storm went 2-1 up via Ben Delaney who was on target from the edge of the area. On the half hour mark Beechy increased their lead after good work by Alfie Jones set-up Harry Patterson and he netted Storm's third goal. De La Salle pinned Beechy back in the second half and grabbed their second goal but following a breakaway move a great finish from Man of the Match Evan Hodson-Griffiths guaranteed Storm a fully deserved 4-2 win and extended their unbeaten run to four games.

Playing their first every game in the Bolton Bury and District League were Beechy Under 17's Thunder who had an away fixture against Whelley Alexandra. In Section D Thunder made a slow start but once they got their act together Beechy took a 2-0 lead thanks to some clinical finishing by Nataniel Osinski. Beechy stepped up a gear in the second half and goals from Harvey Walker (2) Prince Idusuyi and Zion Agbiji earned Thunder a comfortable 6-0 victory. Ishior Bajgai was awarded Man of the Match.

Following a suprisingly poor performance the Under 15's Typhoon lost 7-2 away at Culcheth Athletic Cobras. Beechy's best period in this Section D encounter was in the opening fifteen minutes of the second half. Will Bentham scored both goals and Man of the Match Sam Henderson could hold his head up high after an excellent midfield display.

Also in Section D the Under 15's Lightning met Winton Junior Yellows and should have won this home game which finished 4-4. Voted Lightning's Man of the Match was Zane Davies and on target with the goals were Cody Brady (2) Cherif Badjie and Jake Barrington.

Beechy Under 14's Storm earned themselves a 4-3 win after an hard fought Section E contest away at Old Rivingtonians. Despite going 2-0 down the Beechy Boys worked hard and reduced the arrears via a cracking Joshua Kilfoyle free kick just before half time. Old Rivingtonians took a 3-1 lead in the second half but Storm refused to be beaten and got back level through Andrew Ackernley who scored from the penalty spot then Andrew added a decisive finish into the top corner of the net. The action was end to end with both teams having to make goal line clearances when numerous chances were created. Rian Haines netted Storm's match winning goal and Beechy thought that was the last kick of the game but the referee decided to play an extra two minutes and during that period Beechy had two goals disallowed. Sharing the Man of the Match award were Goalkeeper Callum Hanvey and James Cadwaladr.

At Littleton Road the Under 14's Hurricanes started very lethargic in their Section C home game with Hough End Griffins and found themselves trailing 5-1 at half time. Juan Idicula was on target with the Beechy goal but the Hurricanes came out for the second half fully determined and dominating tackles began to put some excellent moves together. The result was two superb goals from Ethan Mangwiro and time and time again the Hurricanes broke the offside trap and created more chances. Hough End were awarded a penalty and diving to his right Alfie Girdlestone pulled off an amazing save but the referee ordered a retake and this time an Hough End player scored with the spot-kick. The decision sapped the life out of the Hurricanes who issued a special mention to Liam Woodward who on his debut grew into the game and he was close to receiving the Man of the Match award which went to Ausou Eltomseneen. Introduced at left back Ausou displayed tenacity and after he had won the ball played the simple pass allowing the Hurricanes to go on the attack.

Faced with an early kick-off in the BBDFL the Under 13's Hurricanes were in action away to Hindley Juniors in Section A. Beechy took the lead after Owen Hogben moved forward from his midfield role and powered into the penalty area and via a cool finish poked the ball beyond the keeper. With their first opportunity Hindley Juniors equalised when the hosts counter-attacked and a cross from the left wing hit an unluckly Beechy defender and flew into the bottom corner of the net. Lifted by their equaliser Hindley broke forward again and a through ball found a hosts striker who fired the ball between the Beechy keeper and a covering defender but the Hurricanes made it 2-2 with a goal from Sophiyulah Bakare before half time. Beechy regained the lead when Henry Errington latched onto another accurate through ball before adding a superb finish for 3-2. A move down the right flank involving Jamie Maher, Alfie Rostron and Owen Hogben set-up a delighful finish for the fourth goal from Henry Errington. Then Jamie Maher worked hard to out-muscle an Hindley defender to win the ball back before hammering a shot from outside the area into the far bottom corner for 5-2. Hindley Juniors completed the scoring after a well taken free kick from outside the area curled into the net. This was a great hard-fought 5-3 win for the Hurricanes who named Goalkeeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker as their Man of the Match.

Following an excellent performance in central midfield Oscar Mather was voted Beechy Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) Man of the Match after the Salford and District Junior Football League Division 2 home game against Swinton Lions. The teams shared four goals and Stewart Kay was on target twice for the Tornadoes.

Without an official league fixture Beechy Under 10's Storm arranged a friendly match with Ordsall Park Dragons. Beechy's opponents play in a group higher than Storm so a good game was expected. Beechy got back to playing the passing football they had produced during their fine start to the season and dominating the first half Storm raced into a good lead. The inform trio of Aiden Gradwell, Oliver Cooper and Robert Wagner caused the Ordsall defence all sorts of problems. In the second half Beechy had to rely more on their key defenders Jacob Wood, Patrik Doherty and Brody Burns when Ordsall stepped up their attacking game. Unfortunately a few uncharacteristic defensive errors allowed Ordsall back into the game and win it with the last kick of the match. Josh Withington was Storm's Man of the Match.

The unbeaten Under 9's Tornadoes were involved in a Challenge Tournament fixture with Ordsall Park Juniors. Playing some good football Beechy held a healthy half time lead though the visitors to Beech Farm got back level but the Tornadoes responded and following more quality soccer secured a deserved victory. Goalscorers for Beechy were Man of the Match Kai Baker, Jack Hoatson, Alfie Charles and Daniel Badewa.

Also playing at home were the Under 9's Hurricanes who's opponents were neighbours Moorside Rangers Blue. With striker Mason McHugh-Davies unavailable Kasope Alo slotted into the main forward position. Rangers grabbed an early lead and added a second goal close to half time but Beechy fought back with a goal from team captain Gimo Fierro. In the second half Rangers took a tighter grip on the game following two more goals but once again the Hurricanes replied via Player of the Month Myles Harris. Throughout the second period Beechy made several positional changes but some slack defending gifted Rangers three consecutive goals. Special mentions for Goalkeeper Charlie Berry who produced some amazing saves and Gino Fierro for leading the team with heart throughout this tough match against the Hurricanes local rivals.

In action on Sunday were the Under 8's Storm who played South Manchester Tigers at Beech Farm and Beechy won this high scoring 5v5 encounter. Sharing the goals for Beechy were Freya Quinn, Scott Ellis-Smith, Barkley Pope, Kobe Glass and Man of the Match Jack Sinclair.

Facing a very good AFC Monton outfit Beechy Under 7's Storm created a display full of determination and endeavour. Storm lost the match but it was a closer game than the scoreline suggested. Jacob Foster scored Beechy's consolation goal and named Best Player following his first every match was Storm's goalkeeper Harry Chambers.

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