POSTED: October 02 2020 21:41:39. By Keith Long - Junior Section Match Details 26/9/2020

Four games in the Junior Section were postponed and two teams had no game as the second weekend of the season produced some very good performances and lots of goals in the Bolton Bury and District League and the Salford and Districts League.

Playing away against Astley and Tyldesley Tigers the Beechfield United Under 17's Tornadoes finished this Bolton Bury and District League Section C fixture with ten players due to an injury. Beechy who lost the match 5-2 had Billy Wadeson and Jacob Jeffrey on target with the goals. Jacob shared the Man of the Match award with Mathew Bennett.

At Brookhouse Playing Fields the Under 15's Storm who entertained Wigan Junior Latics made a really slow start in this Section C home game. Latics put Storm under pressure and took the lead after five minutes then Beechy quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Following a few changes Storm stepped up a gear and reduced the arrears when Alfie Jones scored with a bullet header from a corner. Suddenly looking more self-assured Beechy had Latics on the back foot but despite creating a couple of good chances Storm were still a goal adrift at half time. In the second half Storm continued to press to get back level and were rewarded thanks to Abraham Abiola Joel who added a fine finish to a cross from the left flank. Beechy went 3-2 up when Man of the Match Abraham Abiola Joel scored again when he found the corner of the net after another flag kick but Latics equalised before the end to force a 3-3 draw.

For the second successive Saturday morning Beechy Under 14's Lightning hit double figures in the Salford and District League. In a one-sided contest Lightning collected the three points following the Division 2 away game at Prestwich Dragons. Birthday Boy Daniel Williams celebrated with four goals, Cody Brady netted a hat-trick, David Oludoyi scored twice plus there was a goal apiece for Charlie Harris and Joshua Harris.

Facing a tough task in their Division 1 home game with Moston Juniors Blue were the Under 14's Typhoon players. Despite a wholehearted Man of the Match performance from Freddie Latham Beechy struggled against high quality opposition. Typhoon's goalkeeper Peter Ellis made some great saves and there were spirited displays from all the Beechy players.

Beechy Under 13's Storm drew 3-3 following their first 11-a-side game away at Monton Sports. Playing against a strong wind in the first half Storm found themselves 1-0 down at the interval but Beechy dominated the match in the second half. Monton added a second goal but Storm held a 3-2 lead courtesy of goals by Andrew Ackernley (2) and Oliver Cowley. Unfortunately Beechy couldn't secure a deserved win because Monton equalised with the last kick of the game. Voted Storm's Man of the Match was Joshua Kilfoyle.

The Under 12's Division 2 9v9 game between Beechy Lightning and Barr Hill Aces finished as a 1-1 draw. Lightning made a fast start and soon put the hosts under pressure but Barr Hill gradually gained the upper hand and scored the opening goal. The Beechy boys never allowed their heads to drop and displaying a lot more energy increased the pressure on their opponents. In the final twenty minutes Barr Hill didn't have a shot on target and during an attacking surge Lightning were rewarded with a great equalising goal. Aditya Jain was on target when he added the finish to a move following a skilful pass from Ethan Harris. Lightning were very unlucky not to find another goal because they fully deserved to win this game.

Away to neighbours Moorside Rangers Blue the Under 12's Hurricanes (9v9) recovered from 3-1 down to secure a 4-3 victory. Beechy took the lead when Alfie Rostron in central midfield sent a perfectly weighted through pass for Henry Errington who ran on and lifted the ball over the keeper. Hurricanes had a valid goal disallowed before Rangers equalised after a mix-up in the Beechy defence then a slice of bad luck resulted in Hurricanes conceding a second goal and Rangers led 2-1 as the teams left the pitch for the half time break. When the match resumed Beechy had another goal disallowed for offside but eventually Hurricanes reduced the arrears after Oliver Hall's through ball was nudged forward by Henry Errington for Thomas Robinson who fired it into the net at the back post. A goal kick taken Beechy keeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker found Henry Errington and he hit a long accurate pass to release Thomas Robinson who beat the offside trap and hammered the ball past the keeper for 3-3. Constant pressure on the Rangers defence finally earned Hurricanes their winning goal thanks to Henry Errington who's calm and accurate finish secured Beechy a deserved victory their first of the season in the top division. Star Player for the Hurricanes was Owen Hogben.

In the Under 10's Red Group Beechy Storm met FC Bridgewater at home and lost by the odd goal in five. Both teams contributed to a very good game and Storm's Man of the Match was Harry Wallis for his high energy display in both defence and midfield. Previously Storm won their opening fixture of the season when they met Winton Wanderers Rhinos. Best Player was Reuben Wardle and goal scorers for Storm were Roman Sandaji, Mikeal Omotayo and Harry Wallis.

At Beech Farm Playing Fields the Under 9's made a bright start against a well organised Swinton Tigers outfit. Beechy created several chances in the opening fifteen minutes and were good value for their two goal lead. Unfortunately the Tigers fought back and as Beechy's performance level dropped scored two good goals to level the score. The second half was evenly balanced with both defences on top limiting scoring chances and after exchanging goals Beechy were rewarded with the winning goal via Thomas Brady who took the ball past the last defender before beating the Swinton keeper with a precise finish.

On a perfect day for football the Under 8's Tornadoes boys displayed a great attitude and worked hard for each other in the Yellow Group home game with Salford Storm Hurricanes. The game was played as 4v4 because Beechy's opponents had only four players available for this 5v5 fixture. Leo Winnard and Harrison Hulme scored their first goals for the Tornadoes and it was Harrison who was voted Man of the Match.

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