POSTED: September 24 2019 22:11:29. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 21st/22nd Sept 2019
In the Bolton Bury and District League Beechfield United Under 14's Storm were soon under pressure in their Section C away game at Swinton Lions and conceded a penalty after ten minutes but Storm's goalkeeper Adam Lord saved the resulting spot-kick.
From that moment Storm never looked back and they created chances galore before Harry Patterson was on target to give Beechy the lead and Storm were still 1-0 up when the whistle went for half time. A change of tactics in the second half saw Beechy playing with two up front and after good work from Pedro Filipe Costa, Harry Patterson ran through to score Storm's second goal. Luke Bedforth broke from midfield and coolly placed the ball into the corner of the net to make it 3-0 then Man of the Match Harry Patterson completed a great hat-trick with the fourth goal. Pedro Filipe Costa got in on the act netting goal number five via a cool and accurate finish before Swinton Lions responded and got their consolation goal. This was a great performance from Beechy who battled hard before producing some terrific football that earned them a 5-1 victory.
Away to Flixton Panthers in this Salford and Districts Football League Division 2 fixture the Under 14's Tornadoes made a strong start with every outfield player producing some brilliant football. The Tornadoes were 5-1 up at half time and keeping the pressure on their opponents quickly held a 9-1 lead. But due a slight loss of discipline Beechy allowed Flixton Panthers back into the game and the hosts added four more goals. Regaining control the Tornadoes bounced back and after two more goals eventually collected the three points via an 11-5 victory. For his outstanding performance as the main striker Bradley Oliver who scored six goals was an automatic choice for Man of the Match. Adam Wood (2) Charlie Mulvenna (2) and Justin Suele were also on target for Beechy.
Beechy Under 8's Storm found themselves two goals down in their Yellow Group home game with Urmston Town Tigers. Displaying an excellent attitude Storm responded superbly but following an injury were forced to change their goalkeeper. Some brilliant goals saw Beechy draw level at the break then in the second half Storm took control and eventually sealed a fully deserved victory. Oliver Cooper scored five goals (now fifteen in three games) Aiden Gradwell netted twice and an own goal earned Storm the win as they made it three games unbeaten.
Playing some lovely football all over the pitch the Under 9's Storm made a steady start against local rivals Moorside Rangers Red. But in this Red Group home game Beechy gave the ball away cheaply and missed a few chances but two efforts on target hit the post and the score line should have been closer at the final whistle. Man of the Match went to Ryden Coward for his tireless effort throughout and he was rewarded with a goal. Storm's other goal came via Roman Sandaji.
There was a first win of the season for Beechy Under 10's Lightning who were back to their best against Monton Sports. Lightning earned themselves a victory in the Yellow Group and every Beechy player deserved Man of the Match following some outstanding football. Goals for Lightning came courtesy of Jeano Baker, Deenraj Singh and Charlie Swift.
Also celebrating their first victory this season in the Blue Group were Beechy Under 10's Tornadoes. In a fantastic game with Swinton Sharks the Tornadoes would have scored at least six goals if it wasn't for the ability of the Sharks keeper. Special mentions to Oscar Mather who was making his debut and Josh Beddows who took on the teams goalkeeping duties and every player worked hard in an impressive all-round display. On target with goals for Beechy were Stewart Kay, and Man of the Match Logan McFeely.
On Sunday in the Green Group the Under 11's Lightning boys (9v9) were given a lesson in finishing by Manchester Maccabi Monsters. In difficult conditions Beechy were unable to deal with their opponents "shoot on sight" approach and Maccabi's boring long ball option was a big feature throughout the match. Sean Cosgrove netted Lightning's only goal and for his "never say die attitude" picked up the Man of the Match award.
Under the hot morning sunshine and on a very big pitch Beechy Under 11's Hurricanes (9v9) had a tough Blue Group away game at De La Salle. Looking out of sorts before kick-off which was delayed by thirty minutes the Hurricanes faced a stern test. Hurricanes Manager Ben Robinson was honest when gave credit to Beechy's opponents who won the physical battle, seemed better organised and showed a greater desire to win the game. Hurricanes did have good spells in the match when they played well but they quickly need to adapt to playing 9v9 football. Henry Errington scored the Hurricanes consolation goal and Amaan Khan collected the Star Player award.
Two goals from Joel Thorndyke one in each half were not enough for the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) to bring anything back from their Division 1 away fixture with Monton Sports. Starting brightly and carving out several early chances Beechy looked threatening and comfortable in possession but a lapse of tight marking following Monton's first corner then a defensive error saw the Tornadoes go two goals down before Joel Thorndyke scored his first of the match to make it 2-1 to the hosts at half time. After giving Tornadoes a life line Joel netted his second goal a header from an Oliver Percival corner but Beechy's fluent play suddenly disappeared and the game became a scrappy affair with far too many passes running out of play on a rather small pitch. Monton added their third goal and in their pursuit for an equaliser the Tornadoes were left vulnerable to Monton's counter-attacks and the hosts made it 4-2 and won the game. Reflecting at the final whistle the Beechy squad agreed it had been a below-par performance but one thing there was no doubt about was Tornadoes Man of the Match. Owen Hogben picked up his first award this season following a terrific display at left back constantly showing great composure on the ball that stood him apart from his teammates.
Dylan Walker (6) Kane Wood (3) Rian Haines (2) Oliver Sheridan, Tanatswa Chirwa and Ethan Mangwiro fired in the goals for the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) who had another goals feast against Cadishead Town. Mason Gowenlock was named Hurricanes Best Player following this Division 3 fixture.
At home to Winton Dragons Beechy Under 12's Storm (9v9) fought back from 2-0 down to win this Division 3 match 3-2 and retain their unbeaten start to the season in the Salford and Districts League. A goal from Joshua Kilfoyle and two by Andrew Ackernley guaranteed the three points but Beechy who's Man of the Match was Saul Tagoe didn't produce their best form but managed to pinch the win.
According to Manager Phil Hesketh his Under 13's Typhoon team ran riot in their Division 2 away game with Moorside Rangers Blue. In the morning sunshine a hat-trick by Jamie Withington, two goals from Ryan Law pus one apiece by Joseph Bothamley, Freddie Latham, Sam Henderson, Cole Winstanley and Man of the Match Reece James secured Beechy a comfortable victory. Typhoon keeper Peter Ellis worked hard to ensure his first clean sheet of the season.
A hat-trick by Archie Cooper plus a goal apiece from Adam Rothwell and Prince Idusuyi were enough to guarantee Beechy Under 15's Storm a 5-3 home win over Huncoat United. In the North Bury Junior Football League Ben Howard was Man of the Match for Storm who have maximum points after their first two Premiership Division fixtures.
In their Championship Division away game against Radcliffe Borough Bulls a great overall performance by Beechy Under 15's Thunder earned them a fully deserved 5-2 victory. Having most of the play in the first half Beechy created a glut of chances but struggled to convert them into goals but Thunder eventually made the breakthrough thanks to Max Chidgey. Radcliffe Bulls were awarded a penalty just before half time and the resulting spot-kick was converted making it 1-1 at the break. Early in the second half Radcliffe Bulls held the upper hand for the opening quarter-hour and took the lead but Thunder had the ability to step up a gear. Louie Percival's good form continued when he levelled the score then some fantastic build-up play created an opening for Max Chidgey to score his second goal of the game and put Beechy 3-2 up. Andrew Woodward settled Thunder's nerves with goal number four and the win was secured when Max Chidgey completed his hat-trick and the scoring from the penalty spot.
At David Lewis Playing Fields Beechfield United Under 16's Sunday team threw away a 2-0 half time lead in their home game with Whalley Range. Man of the Match Mathew Bennett and Fearnley Davies were on target for Beechy but Whalley Range got two late goals to force a draw following this Timperley and District League Division 3 game.
Remaining unbeaten in the Bolton Bury and District League were the Under 17's Tornadoes who beat Horwich RMI Blues 3-2 away. But during a disappointing first half in which they struggled to find their form the Tornadoes went a goal down. Knowing they had to play better in the second period Beechy produced a positive response and two quick fire goals from Jack Rogers and Ademola Olusanya saw the Tornadoes grab the lead. Horwich RMI Blues somehow found an equaliser then with ten minutes to go Beechy keeper George Leigh sent an accurate kick downfield and after judging the flight of the ball perfectly Jeanny Le Blanc headed it over the keeper to guarantee the three points.