POSTED: October 23 2019 16:28:05. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 19/10/2019
Beechfield United Under 11's Hurricanes (9v9) celebrated their first win of the season following the Challenge Cup away tie with local rivals Moorside Rangers Yellows.
Playing on a pitch with knee high grass and on very soft ground the Beechy lads knew the conditions didn't suit their style of football so they would need to work extra hard and pass the ball with more ferocity to keep it moving. Straight from the first whistle the Hurricanes were on the front foot and had early chances with Alfie Rostron and Amaan Khan both making some great runs down the flanks. Enzo Barbosa and Henry Errington saw efforts hit the post in the opening quarter-hour before Henry nutmegged the keeper to give Beechy the lead. Rangers suddenly sparked into life and the hosts started to create some positive attacks but the Hurricanes defence held firm with the forward players tracking back to help give valid support. This gave Beechy added confidence and after a flurry of attacks Hurricanes went 2-0 up via Amaan Khan then as half time drew closer Henry Errington was on target again to guarantee Beechy a three goal lead at the break. Rangers made a couple of changes ready for the second half and looked stronger going forward but defenders Dillon Caldwell and Oliver Hall remained rock-solid. In midfield Fabio Figueiredo, Joshua Whitehead and Jamie Maher were in great form and it was Joshua who provided some brilliant passes to open up the Rangers defence.
Hurricanes soon found their shape and momentum again and following a superb run down the left wing Henry Errington's cross found Amaan Khan and he netted the fourth goal. Henry Errington scored two more goals one via a world class finish and every Hurricanes player had given a brilliant display despite the difficult conditions. Beechy goalie Oliver Dalton-Bunker who had a quiet game did make a couple of important saves that helped the Hurricanes keep a clean sheet. After the game the players were praised by the coaching staff and parents for their near faultless performance, it was also announced that Amaan Khan had been accepted at AFC Fylde Academy and he was embraced by his team mates and applauded by everyone for his fantastic achievement. Hurricanes Manager Ben Robinson said he wished Amman all the best for the future and congratulated him on behalf of the club regarding what he has achieved in such a short space of time.
Seven days previous United's Under 15's Storm lost 1-0 following their North Bury Junior Football League Premiership Division away game against Royton Town, but Beechy soon discovered the winning formula. Away again this time to Middleton Lads Reds in the 1st Round of the Premiership Cup Storm made sure of a place in the next round thanks to an 8-1 victory. Archie Cooper (4) Benjamin Garlick, Ben Howard, Luke Carr and Charlie Molloy scored the goals and Finley Share was named Man of the Match.
In a really entertaining Main Cup game with Radcliffe Borough Aces the Under 15's Thunder took the lead through Callum Snaith after a pass from Max Shaw. Radcliffe Borough equalised and the match was end to end going into the closing stages and with the score at 3-3 the Aces took the lead against the run of play. Unfortunately Borough added another goal and Thunder had no time to recover. The whole team shared the Man of the Match award and also on target with goals for Beechy were Max Shaw and Andrew Woodward. Final score Radcliffe Borough 5 v Beechy Thunder 3.
Beechy Under 13's Typhoon were away to Barr Hill Hearts for their latest Division 2 fixture and United recovered from 3-2 down at half time to secure the three points that moved them up to second place in the league table after a 5-4 victory. Ronan Mullen scored a fine individual goal, Reece James was on target via an easy tap in but following his second hat-trick of the season Jamie Withington was named the teams Best Player.
In their Division 3 away game against Barr Hill Clubs the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) were slightly below-par in the first half and trailed 4-3. There was a much improved display from the Hurricanes after the break as the defence remained rock solid and Beechy went on to win the match 9-4. Goal scorers were Dylan Walker (5) Rian Haines (2) Seddik Saba and Kane Wood.
Also in action in Division 3 were the Under 12's Storm (9v9) who overcame a muddy pitch to earn themselves a 4-0 victory over Winton Wanderers Raptors. Both Oliver Cowley and Andrew Ackernley scored two goals and collecting the Man of the Match award was Thomas Hawkins following a top display in defence.
Returning to league business the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) faced Old Trafford Jaguars and took the lead after five minutes. It was Oliver Percival who scored the goal to set Beechy a great platform in what was only their third Division 1 fixture of the season. The Old Trafford pitch held up pretty well after two weeks of heavy rainfall and both teams contributed to an exciting and evenly balanced first half. The Tornadoes early dominance slowly wilted away and they were forced to defend deeper and deeper resulting in Jaguars scoring twice to hold a narrow half time lead. Just like last Saturday Tornadoes second half performance was somewhat disappointing, again it lacked any real composure. Beechy were made to pay for their below-par effort conceding two more goals and without really showing any desire to find a way back into the game suffered a 4-1 defeat. Individual performances to note was another lively first half stint from Jack Duff, a hard working shift by left back Owen Hogben and carrying on from his exciting debut seven days earlier was Morgan Dunne who's lively display in the centre of midfield earned a well deserved Man of the Match award.
Matthew Cox was the Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) Best Player in the Salford and Districts League Challenge Cup home game with Majic Sports Wolves. There were a few decent chances on offer for the Tornadoes to get on the scoresheet but on the day Majic Sports were the better team.
At home to Barr Hill Kings in the Challenge Cup Beechy Under 11's Lightning (9v9) found it difficult to cope with the attacking prowess of their opponents who play in a Division higher. Barr Hill scored four goals in quick succession but Lightning kept their shape and despite the score line didn't let their heads drop. Beechy played much better in the second half and were very unlucky not to get a consolation goal. All Lightning's players performed admirably and were a credit to themselves and the club. Voted Man of the Match was Finn Browne.
A dramatic penalty shoot-out decided the outcome of the Challenge Cup tie between the Under 10's Tornadoes and FC Bridgewater of Worsley. At Mesne Lea Primary School Josh Beddows and Stewart Kay were on target for the Tornadoes as the teams shared four goals at the end of normal time. (no extra time required) The shoot-out went to sudden death and it was Beechy who celebrated victory as they booked their place in the next round of the competition.
The Under 10's Lightning boys were also involved in the Challenge Cup when they faced Barr Hill Aces away. After finding themselves a goal down Beechy quickly turned things around and despite being without a couple of key players eventually secured a comfortable victory. Oliver Eckersley, Deenraj Singh and Man of the Match Brodie Mundy got the goals.
Punished for a slow start in their Challenge Cup away game with Monton Sports were Beechy Under 9's Storm. Early in the contest Storm went two goals down but thanks to a couple of very good goals from Connor O'Sullivan Beechy got back level. Unfortunately Storm couldn't find the winning formula and despite two more goals by Ryden Coward and Man of the Match Ethan Seddon Monton Sports eventually won the tie.
For the second time in seven days the Under 8's Storm played Urmston Meadowside Predators and this week in the Challenge Cup Beechy faced another tough task against their opponents. Going into the game with some players missing in particular their goalkeeper Storm were forced to do a reshuffle. Aiden Gradwell made his goalkeeping debut and performed heroics and Beechy made a positive start defending superbly whilst trying to catch Urmston Meadowside off-guard via the counter-attack. After soaking up some pressure Storm went behind after ten minutes but Beechy continued to work hard and attacked with real purpose. Robert Wagner and Daniel Wharton led the way though it was Storm's defensive work courtesy of Patrik Doherty, Brody Burns and Thomas Brady which was most pleasing. A brave effort all in all but Storm couldn't prevent Urmston Meadowside running out match winners.