POSTED: November 03 2021 12:39:41. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 30/10/2021.


*Due to several postponements and five teams without a fixture just a handful of games went ahead in the Junior Section on Saturday 30th October 2021.

*In the Bolton Bury and District League Beechfield United Under 16's Tornadoes were rewarded for their 3-1 home win over Ladybridge Lions when they went to the top of the Section D table. Straight from the kick off Beechy were the better team all-round and goals from Louis Khalil, Bradley Oliver and Jake Curry were enough to secure the vital three points. Man of the Match was goalkeeper Lewis Wallis who produced an improved performance, coming bravely off his line to make some great saves and supplying vocal encouragement to his teamates. This was a fully deserved victory for the Tornadoes with every player working their socks off and the high standards set by the Beechy Boys in recent games had started to reap winning results.

*Beechy Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) were knocked out of the Challenge Cup following a 5-3 away defeat to Barr Hill Aces. Despite missing a few key players Beechy could offer no excuses for a below-par first half display and early in the game the Tornadoes found themselves 3-0 down. But issuing a a positive reaction Beechy went close to a couple of goals when a great strike by Josh Beddows hit the crossbar and Finn Brown had a fine strike brilliantly saved by the Barr Hill keeper. At the other end of the pitch Tornadoes goalkeeper Jack Lee was kept busy and he responded with some top-class saves and Eddie McDonagh, George Wadeson and Oscar Mather defended superbly prior to Barr Hill adding a fourth goal close to half time.

Following a couple of positional changes after the break Beechy started to create more chances however from another counter-attack Barr Hill increased their lead. The Tornadoes response was brilliant and displaying a real fighting spirit Beechy reduced the arrears with two goals from Stewart Kay. Due to a sin bin offence the Tornadoes went down to eight players but the Beechy Boys battled on and were rewarded when with two minutes left to play Josh Beddows netted their third goal. Man of the Match went to Feranmi Folorunscho for his solid defensive work alongside the impressive Logan McFeely.

*Playing away to Salford United Stars in the SDJFL Red Group the Under 11's Storm (9v9) showed real potential and were extremely unlucky not to have scored a couple of goals. Beechy who lost the game vote Reuben Wardle as their Best Player.

*The Under 10's Thunder faced a tough test in their friendly match with Parkwyddn Juniors but against their top-quality opponents Beechy created a few positives in their play. Joshua Kellett scored Thunders consolation goal, Ollie Sixsmith had a good game while Theo McNulty was named Man of the Match.

*Despite the wet and windy conditions the Under 9's Hurricanes versus Salford Storm Hurricanes fixture went ahead at Beech Farm Playing Fields. With squad captain Gino Fierro unavailable the remaining Beechy players had to step up and be a team even more and they did exactly that. But in the first fifteen minutes the Hurricanes looked slightly out of sync and Salford Storm were able to take the lead. Going a goal down eventually sparked Beechy into life and Myles Harris who moved into a more central position started to see more of the ball. Kasope Alo who causes problems for most teams was on target with Beechy's equalising goal and he scored again in the second half. Salford Storm added their second goal and though Beechy created chances galore at the final whistle they had to share a four goal score line.

*On a small-sided Astroturf Pitch at Salford Sports Village Beechy Under 9's Tornadoes were involved in a league game with Moorside Rangers Reds. Despite the poor weather conditions the Tornadoes created a fantastic performance and all seven players contributed to some moments of excellent football. Oliver Vernon produced a solid defensive display and following his hat-trick which secured the Tornadoes the victory Daniel Badewa collected the Man of the Match accolade.

*Making a bright start in their home game against Swinton Warriors the Under 7's Storm scored four goals in quick succession and held the lead at half time. After changes were made during the break Beechy started the second half much slower and this disrupted the flow in their play. Storm had some good spells and goalkeeper Harry Chambers who made several great saves earned himself the Man of the Match award for his excellent performance. The goals came via Harry Heathcote and Alfie Heighway and despite losing the game Storm's players can still be happy with their overall display.

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