POSTED: October 29 2019 21:35:21. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 26/10/2019
Due to the atrocious wet weather there were only two games played on Saturday 26th October 2019 involving Beechfield United Junior Section teams.
At home to Shawclough Rangers on the 3G Astroturf Pitch at Salford Sports Village Beechy Under 15's Thunder retained second place in the North Bury Junior Football League Championship Division following a 3-1 victory. Thunder who have been playing some very good football recently took an early lead when a delightful through ball by Max Shaw was fired past the visitors keeper by Andrew Woodward. Not long after Harvey Walker found himself unmarked and he went on a clear run before adding a decisive finish to put Thunder 2-0 up. Any attacks created by Shawclough Rangers were quickly and efficiently dampened out by Beechy who defended superbly while Thunder themselves had chances to put the game well beyond their opponents but the final pass suddenly went astray.
In the second half Shawclough Rangers put heavy pressure onto Thunder but the visitors struggled to create any clear cut chances until the final twenty minutes. Beechy rode their luck with a vital clearance and an effort that hit the crossbar but Thunder worked tirelessly to defend their lead though Rangers finally made a breakthrough and reduced the arrears. Beechy stuck to their game plan and created multiple chances but didn't take them until deep into injury time. Thunder were awarded a free kick and after the ball had been delivered into a great area Jake O'Sullivan guaranteed the win with the third goal. Voted Man of the Match was Max Shaw.
In action in the Salford and Districts League were the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) who's Division 1 away game with De La Salle Reds was switched to Ordsall Leisure Centre's 3G Pitch. Switching to the artificial surface certainly suited the Tornadoes as they produced their best sixty minute performance for some weeks but unfortunately the good performance failed to match the result, and like so many past seasons they were constantly thwarted by the De La Salle's giant keeper. Two contrasting styles contributed to a an entertaining contest with Tornadoes content to use the artificial surface to moved the ball around quickly and accurately as they carved out chance after chance in both half's.
Bagging a goal in each half was Oliver Percival, a name getting quite familiar on recent score sheets and a there was cracking first goal for the impressive Morgan Dunne who's established himself very well in the centre of midfield with another fine display. Try as they did the Tornadoes failed to find a reply to a fourth De La Salle goal and ended up on the wrong end of a 4-3 score line. There were terrific performances from every player and a vastly improved overall team display. Man of the Match was awarded to Joel Thorndyke who was instrumental in Tornadoes attacking play.