POSTED: October 15 2019 21:22:34. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 12/10/2019
Involved in another high scoring game in the Salford and Districts League were Beechfield United Under 14's Tornadoes who made it twenty goals scored in their last two Division 2 fixtures.
Beechy who were away To Abraham Moss secured a 7-2 victory and following four wins on the trot remain as league leaders. During a bit of a cagey start Abraham Moss had a few chances to grab the lead but once Beechy got into their stride they scored twice inside the first quarter-hour and had raced into a 5-0 lead by half time. The Tornadoes lost a bit of their shape and discipline in the second half that resulted in Abraham Moss pulling two goals back, however Beechy regained control again and added a couple of goals to guarantee the three points. On target for the Tornadoes were Bradley Oliver (4) now eight in 2 games, Adam Wood, Justin Suele and Jake Curry.
Suffering their first defeat of the season in the Bolton Bury and District League were the Under 17's Tornadoes. At home to Shevington Blue a below-par Beechy outfit produced a disappointing performance and lost this Section A fixture 6-1. Beechy took the lead with a brilliant headed goal from Harry Vasey-Brizland but unfortunately they couldn't sustain the momentum and the result will go down as a bad day at the office.
Looking for their first home win of the season were the Under 15's Thunder who met Middleton Athletic on the 3G Astroturf Pitch at Salford Sports Village. Thunder were well disciplined and produced some great defending as Middleton took the game to Beechy as the visitors passed the ball with accuracy that made it difficult for Thunder to find any sort of rhythm. After twenty minutes Beechy managed to get a much better foothold in the match and put Middleton Athletic under pressure. A free kick from the left wing was whipped in nicely by Jacob Lacey and Max Shaw volleyed the ball home to give Thunder the lead and just before half time good play by Andrew Woodward set-up Dominic Lawton and he confidently made it 2-0. Middleton began the second half strong in nature and had two really good chances but Thunder defended superbly to retain their two goal advantage. Soon Beechy were back on top and took a tighter grip on the game when Man of the Match Dominic Lawton was on target again for 3-0 then via a composed finish Max Shaw with his second of the game netted Thunder's fourth goal. Middleton Athletic were rewarded with a consolation goal late in the match while Thunder after this 4-1 winning result moved up to second place in the Championship Division table.
Following a 4-1 home win over Bolton Lads and Girls in the Bolton Bury and District League the Under 14's Storm deservedly found themselves occupying top-spot in the Section C table. Controlling the game straight from the kick-off Beechy went 1-0 up when Harry Patterson smashed the ball into the top corner after good work from Aaron Pettigrew then Storm increased their lead with Harry Patterson adding the finish following great work from Jayden Okoli. Bolton Lads responded and via a good finish reduced the arrears making it 2-1 at the break and when they came out fighting in the second half the visitors searching for an equaliser put Beechy under pressure. But for the second time this season Storm scored the third goal when Tawonga Chirwa broke through the Bolton Lads rearguard and fired the ball home into the far corner. Beechy were now back in control and dominating their opponents added their fourth goal via Leo Barrett who guaranteed the victory courtesy of a close range finish. This was a great spirited team performance and sharing the Man of the Match award were twins Luke and Jude Bedforth.
Beechfield United Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) Challenge Cup run came to an end following their quarter-final tie away to FC Bridgewater. Finding themselves two goals down against the run of play it was left to Tornadoes captain Edward Hughes to halve the deficit twenty minutes into the game with a long range shot that found the corner of the net. From that point Tornadoes laid siege on their opponents penalty area forcing a series of corners but to no avail and FC Bridgewater were still leading 2-1 at the break. Now with a downhill advantage Beechy pushed hard for an equaliser and hopes of a winner but there was a lack of fluency and composure from the Tornadoes in the second period with the main threat again coming from corners. After conceding two more goals there was no way back for Beechy and when the referee blew for full time the Tornadoes were on the end of a 4-1 defeat. No Man of the Match was awarded after the game but there was however a competent debut from Morgan Dunne who slotted into midfield and contributed with some neat touches and simple passing.
In their Challenge Cup away game against Fletcher Moss Blue the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) suffered a heavy defeat. According to Beechy Manager Kennedy Chirwa the opposition showed their class and academy status. The Hurricanes Star Player was goalkeeper Alfie Gridlestone who pulled off save after save.
After two Saturdays without a game the Under 11's Hurricanes (9v9) were glad to be back in action when they travelled to play Astley and Tyldesley Falcons who won this Blue Group fixture 3-2 but the result didn't do justice to a very good Hurricanes performance especially after the lengthy layoff. At Albert Park on a 3G Astroturf Pitch both teams contributed to what turned out to be a great game and though the Hurricanes had the better chances they just couldn't take full advantage. On numerous occasions shots hit the woodwork and Beechy were also denied more goals by the Astley and Tyldesley in-form keeper. Both Hurricanes goals came from Amman Khan one following a corner the other via an excellent volley and Beechy's Man of the Match was Dillan Caldwell for a solid defensive performance.
On Sunday morning at Salford Sports Village Beechy Under 10's Lightning met Manchester Maccabi for a Yellow Group fixture and didn't play to their full potential in a very scrappy game. Team Captain Kaylon Salisbury was Man of the Match while Lightning's goalkeeper Kaylen Parton had a great game.
Also playing on Sunday were the Under 10's Tornadoes who were involved in a frantic game with South Manchester that could have done with the help of VAR. At times the Tornadoes played some good attacking football and took a three goal lead that included a superb headed goal by Stewart Kay. Beechy's fitness level and the lack of accuracy regarding the final pass proved costly and once South Manchester found their passing range the Tornadoes found it tough going. A debatable South Manchester goal 'did the ball cross the line 'didn't help matters but the Beechy lads didn't complain. Stewart Kay finished the match with a hat trick, and Josh Beddows was also on target for the Tornadoes who lost this Blue Group game. Voted Best Player was Dylan Courtney.
The Under 9's Storm played away at Moorside Rangers Blue in the Red Group and it was the hosts who won this game that produced four goals. On a 4G surface that was a little quicker than Beechy's players are used to Roman Sandaji scored Storm's consolation goal and keeper and Man of the Match Reuben Wardle made some good one on one saves.
Beechy Under 8's Storm were in action away against an excellent Urmston Meadowside Predators side who are a new team to the SDJFL and the Storm's opponents were well organised, strong and passed the ball really well. Beechy lost this Yellow Group game but they managed to get on the score sheet twice with goals from Jacob Wood and Oliver Cooper. The teams meet again next Saturday in the Challenge Cup.