POSTED: October 12 2020 21:13:27. By Keith Long
- Poor Decisions Cost Beechy Dearly
Following their Division 4 away game on Saturday 3rd October with Tintwistle Athletic Reserves Beechfield United A team lost their first game of the season in the Manchester Football League. Beechy lost the match 4-2 but Tintwistle were given a helping hand by the match official.
Both teams created several decent chances in the opening few minutes but it was Tintwistle who took the lead on the quarter-hour mark. United battled their way back and were rewarded when Keenan Switzer took aim from 20 yards and the ball took a wicked deflection sending the keeper the wrong way before hitting the back of the net (HT 1-1) Beechy should have gone ahead on numerous occasions with both Zac Booth and Kane Rowley having the best scoring chances on offer. The referee awarded Tintwistle a disputed penalty against Josh Egan and the hosts went 2-1 up from the resulting spot-kick, this was followed by another bad decision that gifted Tintwistle their third goal.
Despite the low-key display Beechy managed to reduce the arrears through leading goal scorer Callum Davies. But United were badly let down again by yet another poor decision by the referee who guaranteed Tintwistle their victory when he allowed the hosts fourth goal to stand when he should have disallowed it for blatant offside. A disappointed United Manager Mark McWilliams said he was totally baffled by some of the referee's decisions they were some of the worst he had seen in a long time.