POSTED: October 01 2022 22:01:00. By Keith Long
- Senior Section Match Details 24/09/2022
In the Bolton Bury & District Football League Beechy Under 17's Storm produced a solid all-round display in their second game of the season that helped set-up an 8-1 home win over Change Youth Blues.
*Josh Everall gave Storm the lead after just ninety seconds via a header from a corner then Evan Hodson-Griffiths was on target when he made it 2-0. Change Youth reduced the arrears following a corner as the fast action moved rapidly from end to end. Beechy keeper Lewis Wallis made a few comfortable saves but it was the Change Youth keeper who was the busiest of the two goalies. Both Luka Ottiwell and Bradley OLiver saw efforts on target blocked by brave defending then Max Hinchy fired the ball wide from close range. Awarded another free kick Storm added their third goal thanks to Evan Hodson-Griffiths who casually sidefooted the ball into the net. Change Youth defenders were forced to make goalline clearances prior to Bradley OLiver netting Beechy fouth goal following a rebound off the keeper.
The match retained it's fast pace in the second half and when Change Youth made a promising start after the break Alfie E Jones produced some top-class defending. Harrison Davies with a header gave Storm a 5-1 lead and dominating possession Beechy always threatened to score more goals. A brilliant turn and finish from Alfie S Jones netted goal number six then Man of the Match Evan Hodson-Griffiths completed his hat-trick when he made it 7-1. Seconds before the final whistle Alfie E Jones wrapped up the scoring when he met the ball following a corner and directed a header into the net.
*Also in the BBDFL the Under 21's Tornadoes were held to a 3-3 draw by Prestwich Marauders. With home advantage Beechy should have won the game which was played at a fast pace on the artificial surface. The Tornadoes found themselves 2-1 down at half time but recovered to earn a share of the spoils. The highlight of the game was a hat-trick by Man of the Match Samuel Oludoyi while Max O'Brien contributed with two assists.