POSTED: September 28 2021 19:16:15. By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 25/9/2021
Several teams in the Junior Section celebrated well deserved victories while the headline makers were Beechy Under 15's Typhoon.
Typhoon were at home to Aspull Juniors who were Section C leaders before kick-off but Beechy took over at the top of the table following a 3-1 victory. The visitors took the lead with their first attack and immediately it appeared as though Typhoon would be faced with a tough match but the Beechy Boys created a hard working display and restricted Aspull to their one goal lead at the break. The big pitch and the extra minutes each half this season took it's toll and Cole Winstanley struggled with a muscle injury. But using the available space Typhoon produced some brilliant football and when the chances arrived Reece James finally netted Beechy's equaliser. Typhoon took control and in his first game of the season Igor Osarinmwian had an easy finish after the Aspull keeper had dropped the ball following a cross. Despite leading 2-1 Typhoon panicked a little late in the game but all nerves were settled when Sonny O'Brien capped his Man of the Match performance with Beechy's third goal.
Playing away at Change Youth Project the Under 16's Storm quickly took charge of the Section C fixture and went 1-0 up when Evan Hodson-Griffiths latched onto the ball and finished in the bottom corner of the net. Slack defending by the hosts allowed Storm to continually get behind their back line and Harry Patterson ran through unchallenged to add Beechy's second goal. Change Youth got a better foothold in the game and putting Beechy under pressure forced some Storm to do some vital defending. In the second half Beechy had six good chances to put the match to bed before their opponents managed to reduce the arrears. But the three points were guaranteed when Storm won a free kick and Alfie Jones was on target to secure Beechy a 3-1 victory. A commanding performance from goalkeeper Adam Lord earned him the Man of the Match award.
The Under 16's Tornadoes produced some excellent top-quality football in their home game with Radcliffe Town. Every single player deserved Man of the Match and the hard work plus help from the parents has definately started to pay dividends. Beechy went ahead on the half hour mark through Louie Khalil then shortly after Jacob Curry was on target to give the Tornadoes a 2-0 lead at half time. Harry Officer and Charlie Mulvenna scored goals three and four before Jacob Curry completed the scoring. Lewis Wallis was named Man of the Match following his superb performance. Result Tornadoes 5 v Radcliffe Town 0.
At Littleton Road the Under 14's Hurricanes entertained Ladybridge Panthers and were the better team in the early stages of this Section C encounter but Beechy were not composed or clinical emough. The Hurricanes opponents took their chances and were 2-0 up but Beechy had one effort cleared off the line plus three other chances were wasted. In the second half Beechy upped the tempo which resulted in Kane Wood being fouled in the area and he stepped up and easily scored with the resulting spot-kick to reduce the arrears. Despite a mammoth effort to find an equalising goal the Hurricanes came up short one of the main reasons was not playing patient football. Man of the Match was Nicholas Green for his monster defensive effort.
Due to a poor first half display Beechy Under 14's Storm suffered an 8-4 away defeat to Tiki Taka United but according to team boss Martin Belcher Storm played much better in the second half. Goalscorers for Beechy were Joshua Rotherham, Joshua Kilfoyle, Damian Darbyshire and Man of the Match Oliver Cowley.
There was a first win of the season for the Under 13's Hurricanes who were without several key players for their home game with Hindsford Juniors. In this Bolton Bury and District League Section A match the Hurricanes made a great start going two goals up both scored by Oliver Nangle. Beechy increased their lead through Daniel Robinson before Hindsford pulled a goal back prior to half time. A great move involving Owen Hogben and Sophiyulah Bakare quickly turned defence into attack and a confident finish from Joshua Whitehead gave the Hurricanes a 4-1 lead. Goal number five arrived after another flowing move developed and given both time and space in the area Joshua Whitehead hammered the ball past the keeper. A clever through ball from Alfie Rostron released Oliver Nangle who remaind calm and Beechy's Man of the Match completed a brilliant hat-trick with the sixth goal. A nasty challenge on Enzo Patrick won the Hurricanes a free kick and a Hindsford defender received a few stern words from the referee and his Manager and well done to Enzo for getting up, shaking hands and playing on. Oliver Nangle got his fourth goal of the game when he ended the scoring after racing onto a long ball over the top and supplying an easy finish. Hurricanes 7 v Hindsford 1.
Reece Smith was on target for Beechy Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) with both goals in their friendly match played on Sunday against Salford Storm. Reece was also named Man of the Match as he inspired the Tornadoes to a 2-1 victory.
In their end to end (9v9) game with AFC Burnden Park Aces the Under 11's Storm it was Beechy who took the lead. Storm looked much stronger throughout the second half and put together some lovely passing moves in this Red Group fixture and on another day Storm could have won the match. Congratulations to Noah O'Dea for his fully deserved Man of the Match award. On target with goals for Beechy were Roman Sandaji (hat-trick) and Timothy Badewa.
There was another win for the Under 10's Storm who were at home to Salford Storm Thunderbolts. Unfortunately Beechy's opponents were unable to field a full team so the game went ahead 6 versus 6. With a player short on the pitch this created a very entertaining but frustrating end to end contest due to the extra space. However both teams had left their shooting boots at home and whilst Beechy's build up play was impressive at times their final pass and finish was below the level seen in recent games. In defence both Brody Burns and Patrick Doherty were solid and dependable while Aiden Gradwell was impressive in midfield and he scored with an exceptional free kick from twelve yards. Up front Oliver Cooper worked tirelessly for the team as usual.
Beechy Under 8's Storm met Urmston Town Panthers at Beech Farm and a thrilling encounter between the teams included sixteen goals. Storm won the match and the Beechy players involved were Aiden Thompson, Harry Wharton, Barkley Pope, Jack Sinclair, Scott Ellis-Smith, Kobe Glass, Cara Mackle and Freya Quinn.
Lots of goals plus high quality football were the main ingredients in the Under 9's Tornadoes versus AFC Monton Diablos match played at Beech Farm. With only seven players available and no substitutes the Beechy Boys produced another fantastic performance. Goals for the Tornadoes came via Harvey Pugh, Jack Hoatson, Kai Barker and Archie Charles who was voted Man of the Match by the Monton Manager.
Also in action at Beech Farm were the Under 9's Hurricanes who kicked-off the home game against neighbours Moorside Rangers Green. The Rangers defence was strong and their keeper made a couple of fine saves as Beechy pushed forward looking for an early goal. The Hurricanes did eventually take the lead after Kasope Alo supplied a great through ball for Mason McHugh-Davies who went round the keeper before adding an simple finish. Making a strong start in the 2nd half the Hurricanes increased their lead through Finn Lee prior to Moorside getting a goal back than a couple of minutes later the referee awarded Moorside a penalty for handball and from the spot-kick the visitors equalised. But Beechy quickly composed themselves and regained the lead when Myles Harris fired the ball home following a run down the left wing. Once again Moorside responded when they equalised for a third time with a good strike from the edge of the area though soon after the Hurricanes went back in front via Gino Fierro who scored from a tight angle. Kasope Alo had an effort saved but netted the rebound for Beechy's fifth goal and Mason McHugh-Davies got his second goal of the match and completed the scoring with the final kick of the game.