POSTED: October 17 2020 21:49:42. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 10/10/2020
Five Junior Section teams had no fixture, three games were postponed while Beechy U/14's Lightning and U/15's Storm remained unbeaten after four games.
There was another fine display from Beechy Under 8's Tornadoes (5v5) who were away to Flixton Junior Cobras. This Yellow Group fixture was a great end to end game and throughout the contest the Tornadoes players battled hard and never gave up. Beechy had lots of chances but at times they came up against an in-form Flixton goalkeeper who played a blinder. The Tornadoes almost secured a win but Flixton Cobras equalised with the last kick of the match but once again the Beechy boys loved being able to play so the result wasn't important. Kai Barker scored Tornadoes first goal followed by a hat-trick for Harvey Pugh.
In the Bolton Bury and District League Beechfield United U/17's Tornadoes were involved in a physical encounter with Hindley Town. In this Section C away fixture the Tornadoes played most of the match with ten players due to illness and injury. Dominic Green was named Man of the Match and it was Jack Broadie who netted the only goal for the Tornadoes who suffered a 3-1 defeat.
The BB&DL Under 15's Section C game between Beechy Storm and Wigan Junior Latics was rearranged and went ahead at Brookhouse PF and Storm were looking to stay top of the Section C league table. Making a really bright start Storm created some clear cut chances but the Latics keeper denied Beechy with several top-class saves. Eventually Storm took the lead via a great team goal when Leo Barrett delivered a superb ball to Harry Patterson who raced clear of his marker and set-up Abraham Abiola Joel for an easy tap-in. But Latics quickly found an equaliser when their striker went past Storm's keeper and fired the ball into the empty net for 1-1. Beechy played against the wind in the second half during which Latics looked impressive as they passed the ball around really well forcing Storm to continually work hard. Both Abraham and Harry saw efforts just miss the target as Beechy kept creating chances and it was Abraham who scored his second goal of the game to secure Storm a 2-1 win following a corner. Against a very good Latics outfit Beechy had to battle to guarantee the victory and voted Man of the Match was defender Harrison Davies who received the award for the second time in seven days.
Beechy Under 15's Tornadoes continued with their high scoring start to the season in the Bolton Bury and District League with an 8-4 away win over Flixton Junior Panthers. The Tornadoes played some lovely football going forward and there was an improvement in their fitness level. Flixton Panthers took the lead within the first few minutes but Beechy quickly drew level thanks to a goal from Harry Officer who put Beechy 2-1 up from the penalty spot. Tornadoes leading goal scorer Bradley Oliver was on target twice and Beechy held a comfortable 4-1 lead at half time. Tornadoes looked rather complacent early in the second half and Flixton Panthers reduced the arrears with their second goal. But Beechy stepped up a gear and following a neat quick passing move between Lewis Wallis and Bradley Oliver the latter completed his hat trick when he made it 5-2. Flixton grabbed a third goal though once again the Tornadoes quickly bounced back and with his fourth goal of the game and eleventh in two games Bradley Oliver put Beechy 6-3 ahead. Adam Wood saw his shot on target produce a great save from the Flixton keeper but Jake Curry was well positioned to slot home the rebound for 7-3. It was Jake again who was on target when he put the Tornadoes 8-3 up before Flixton completed the scoring.
Extending their unbeaten run in the Salford and Districts League were Beechy Under 14's Lightning. At home to Moorside Rangers Blue the Beechy boys were ready for a tough game against their local rivals but after soaking up some early pressure Lightning took control and had raced into a 6-0 lead at half time. Kyle Stafford opened the scoring with a great strike then Cody Brady was on target when he bagged the other five. Rangers began the second half looking a different team and managed to pull back three goals but another from Cody (taking his tally so far this season to fifteen) plus an own goal earn Lightning a fully deserved 8-3 victory.
In their opening match of the season the Under 13's Tornadoes played the much better football against their stronger and physical opponents Moston Juniors. The Tornadoes had two good goals disallowed for offside but all the players displayed great character and at the final whistle Beechy didn't deserve to lose this Division 1 home game 6-1. United's consolation goal came via Farrell Williams-Smith who was making his debut and named Tornadoes Star Player was Reece Holden.
At Salford Sports Village Beechy Under 12's Lightning (9v9) met Barr Hill Aces and were 4-0 down within ten minutes. A couple of Barr Hill's new players proved very difficult to stop and Beechy trailed 6-1 at the break. Due to better organisation and a much improved attitude Lightning won the second half scoring three goals that included a penalty. For an outstanding debut performance Luca Mobey was voted Lightning's Best Player and on target with goals for Beechy were Etan Harris (2) Rafa Peres Rios and Daniel Robinson. Final score Beechy 4 v Barr Hill 7.