POSTED: March 09 2018 22:30:32. By Keith Long - Beechy Archive 2016-2017 Season

A total of twenty six teams were affiliated to Manchester FA for the start of the club's thirty sixth season. U/7's STORM, U/7's TORNADOES, U/8's HURRICANES, U/8's STORM, U/8's TORNADOES, U/9's STORM, U/9's TORNADOES, U/10's HURRICANES, U/10's LIGHTNING, U/10's STORM, U/10's TYPHOON, U/11's STORM, U/11's TORNADOES, U/12's STORM, U/12's THUNDER, U/12's TORNADOES, U/13's STORM, U/13's TORNADOES, U/14's TORNADOES, U/15's STORM, U/16's PREDATORS, U/16's TORNADOES, U/17's, LADIES TEAM, FIRST TEAM, SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM.

The teams were registered with several Saturday & Sunday Leagues including Salford and Districts Football League, Bolton Bury and District League, Timperley and District Junior League, Greater Manchester Women's League, Manchester Football League, Manchester Saturday Morning Football League.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Colin Duff, Keith Long, Phil Lockett, Martin Belcher, Dave Allen, Richard Jackson, Helen Hall, Paula James, Sean Cox. WELFARE OFFICERS: Helen Hall, Lisa Taylor, Patricia Dalton-Bunker, Paula James.

TEAM MANAGERS/ASSISTANTS: U/7's STORM Ben Lockett & Jordan Jones Waite. U/7's TORNADOES Oscar Courtney & Richard James. U/8's HURRICANES Ben Robinson. U/8's STORM Jonathan Harris. U/8's TORNADOES Mark Rowbotham. U/9's STORM Martin Belcher & Eddie Kilfoyle. U/9's TORNADOES Colin Duff & Ryan Thorndyke. U/10s HURRICANES John Taylor & Mike Worthington. U/10's LIGHTNING Nathan Hawthorne. U/10s STORM Richard Jackson & Stuart Wharton. U/10's TYPHOON Phil Hesketh and Pete Latham. U/11's STORM Jason Taylor. U/11's TORNADOES Chris Wallis. U/12's STORM Sean Cox & James Brierley. U/12's THUNDER Wayne Miller. U/12's TORNADOES Oscar Courtney & Ricky Bass-Woodcock. U13's STORM Gary Moorhouse. U/13's TORNADOES Stuart O'Brien & Danny Allen. U/14's TORNADOES Peter Wright & David Rannard. U/15's STORM Sean Cox. U/16's PREDATORS Gareth Kent & Martin McCarthy. U/16's TORNADOES Chris Cottrill. U/17's Paul Leonard. LADIES TEAM David Farrand. FIRST TEAM Steven Erskine & Tim Taylor. SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM Graham Rothwell, Karl Stott & Paul Harrison.

Important Telephone number: Manchester FA 0161-225-1966 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9 to 2pm Saturday.

The first Junior Section fixtures were played on Saturday 10th September 2016. Biggest win of the day came in the Bolton Bury and District League from the U/10's HURRICANES. James Taylor, Tom Worthington, Oliver Coles, Josh Clough, Ole Kerwin, Reilly Happy, Dominic Lawton and Georgie Georgiev scored the goals in an emphatic victory over Horwich St Marys. Sharing the MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD were Reilly Happy and Ole Kerwin.

The U/13's TORNADOES played their first official Salford and District League eleven a side game at Stott Lane. United's opponents were Swinton Junior Panthers who won this Division 1 contest. Throughout the match the Beechy lads displayed a great team spirit and sharing the Man of the Match Award were Josh Allen and Thomas Anderson.

After a battling first half display against local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue the U/11's STORM (9v9) held a one goal lead at the break. Rangers equalised early in the second half but Beechy found another gear and were rewarded with four more goals that guaranteed the victory. There was a hat-trick for Kaiden McClean and a goal apiece from Jake Manison and Man of the Match Elliott McClurg-Taylor.

Starting their season in style were Beechy U/10's STORM who produced a first-class display against Salford United Reds. Both James Wharton and Josh McLoughlin were praised following some brilliant defending. Reece James helped himself to a hat-trick.

Including four new players the U/9's TORNADOES kicked off the new season with an away game against De La Salle Reds. Tanatswa Chirwa, Anthony Brophy, Freddie Wardle and Aiden Lawton all produced top-class performances. Oliver Percival scored United's only goal.

In the Development Group Red Division Beechy U/8's STORM were in action at home to Winton Spitfires. Both teams created some lovely football and on target with goals for the STORM were Player of the match Fletcher Jackson and Kylan Twigg.

Flixton Junior Pumas provided a tough test for the U/11's TORNADOES (9v9) who produced a superb all-round performance that secured the team a second successive league victory. This Development Group Yellow fixture included nine goals and on target for Beechy were Man of the Match Bradley Oliver (hat trick) Jack Fitton (brilliant 30 free kick) and Theo Valentine. (17/9/2016)

Following two games in three days in the Bolton Bury and District League the U/16's TORNADOES held top spot in the Section C table. In the midweek away game with Moorside Rangers Blues the Beechy lads found themselves a goal but equalised via Mason White. The second half produced a similar pattern and the Tornadoes were eventually guaranteed a 2-1 victory thanks to a winning goal scored by Nauris Kaluga. On Saturday morning United were away again this time to play Rossendale Valley. First half goals from Mason White, Kurtis Taylor and Harry Cottrill were enough to secure Beechy a 3-1 win. (14/9/2016 & 17/9/2016)

United's SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM drew 5-5 at home with Torpedo Chorlton. Making a sluggish start United conceded the opening goal but gradually Beechy looked a greater threat going forward and Max Leonard made it 1-1 after twenty four minutes. Continuing to create a glut of chances Beechy were rewarded when Wes Pierce put them in front just before half time. Torpedo Chorlton could hardly believe their luck in the second half when following some woeful defending United gifted the visitors a 4-2 lead. Producing a positive fightback Beechy reduced the arrears via Max Leonard who minutes later failed to score from the penalty spot. Tim McQueeney levelled the score and United were controlling the match and the recovery was given a further boost when Scott Foulds put Beechy 5-4 up. United conceded a free kick in the 82nd minute and Torpedo Chorlton's central defender completed the scoring with a fine headed goal. (17/9/2016)

Beechy U/12's STORM (9v9) were at home to Curzon Ashton White in Round One of the Manchester FA Youth Cup. Man of the Match Samuel Oludoyi (hat-trick) Luke Carr, Mason Turner and Damion Broughton got the goals as United booked their place in the next round following a 6-2 victory. (18/9/2016)

Dominating their Development Group Red Division away game at South Manchester Tigers the Under 11's STORM (9v9) held a 2-0 lead but United's opponents were awarded a penalty and reduced the arrears before half time. Beechy quickly regained control early in the second half and thanks to some great attacking soccer added three more goals. But the Storm relaxed their grip on the contest and conceded a further two goals but they recovered and were rewarded with a sixth goal. Harrison Davies received the Star Player Award and goals for Beechy came courtesy of Kaiden McClean, Elliott McLurg-Taylor and Jayden Okoli. (18/9/2016)

Both Under 7's teams made their debut in the Salford and District League with home games. Despite the result not going in their favour the Under 7's STORM played well against Parkwyddn Predators. Noah Thorndyke scored a goal via a superb free kick from outside the area and also on target was Frankie Carter with a well placed shot into the corner of the net. Logan Holland was Man of the Match for a superb defensive display and "never say die attitude" In the Development Group Yellow Division the Under 7's TORNADOES shared four goals following an entertaining match with Parkwyddn Phoenix. Alfie Lacey scored both goals and Flinn Rogers was voted Best Player. (24/9/2016)

Celebrating their first win of the season were the Under 8's TORNADOES. In a sold defensive performance all the players were excellent and it was a tough decision when choosing the Man of the Match. Eventually the parents selected Josh Rotherham who scored one of the goals. The other goal scorers for the TORNADOES were Harvey Riva, Ethan Harris and Josh Jemmett. (24/9/2016)

Following a 3-1 away win over Urmston Town Hurricanes the U/17's found themselves as leaders of the Youth Bundesliga Division. In the Timperley and District League Beechy were 1-0 down at the break but dominating the second half United collected the three points thanks to a hat trick by Man of the Match Patrick Dennison. Stand-In keeper Joe Haye was credited with a first class display. (25/9/2016)

Despite a brilliant all-round performance United's FIRST TEAM were knocked out of the Gilgryst Cup following a penalty-shoot with Wilmslow Albion. On an uneven playing surface Beechy adapted well to the poor conditions but they went a goal down after fourteen minutes. Full backs Mike Rogerson and Andrzej Browne enjoyed the freedom to overlap down the flanks and Beechy had several chances to equalise. Jamie Sinnott was set-up by Alex Hunter but he fired the ball wide of the target then Alfie Belcher suffered the same fate. Eventually United drew level via a great move involving Mike Rogerson, Mike Phythian and Alfie Belcher who had an simple close range finish. Wilmslow Albion quickly put United under pressure straight from the restart and Beechy keeper Robert Harrison made a couple of first-class saves. But soon dominating possession United continued to create chances and following one brilliant move the referee refused to point to the penalty spot after Chris Ferris had been deliberately fouled in the area. Following a accurate long throw by Luke Johnston the ball rebounded to Alex Hunter but the Beechy striker just couldn't divert the ball past the keeper. A few late counter-attacks from Wilmslow Albion forced some vital defending from a well organised United defence. Extra Time was not required so the teams were suddenly faced with a penalty shoot-out and it was Wilmslow Albion who won the spot-kick decider 4-3. (1/10/2016)

Man of the Match Caden Gibson who hit a hat-trick inspired a brilliant fightback by the U/10's STORM who were three goals down at half time to AFC Salford Juniors. Josh McLoughlin and Freddie Jackson were outstanding in midfield and goalkeeper George Heywood received generous applause following a world class save. (1/10/2016)

Achieving their first win of the season were the U/10's LIGHTNING who were in action against Prestwich Junior Dragons. Dominating this Development Group Green Division home game Beechy were in great goal scoring form. On target were Man of the Match Kaden Atack, Charlie Harris, Sam Henderson and Demi Jones. (1/10/2016)

Involved in a high scoring game with AFC Monton Wolves were the U/8's HURRICANES who won for the first time this season. Goalscorers for Beechy in this Development Group Green Division fixture were Lloyd Hiles, Lexi Hiles, Daniel Alexander and Man of the Match Joshua Whitehead. (1/10/2016)

Beechy U/16's TORNADOES stretched their unbeaten Section C run to five games and held a two point lead at the top of the table. In the Bolton Bury and District League United were at home to Breightmet Wanderers and producing a brilliant all-round display Beechy collected the three points via an emphatic 9-1 victory. The goals were shared between Nauris Kaluga, Troy Walker, Mason White, Kurtis Taylor and Joe Burrows. (8/10/2016)

Following a much improved performance the U/12's THUNDER (9v9) celebrated their first Division 2 victory of the season. Beechy were away to Fives Athletic and straight from the kick-off United put their opponents under pressure. A well delivered corner by Jacob Lacey resulted in the Thunder taking the lead when the ball deflected off a Fives player and into the net. But Fives Athletic hit back and levelled the score then took went 2-1 p just before half time. Looking better organised in the second half Beechy soon displayed their true character and found an equaliser. Great vision by Reiss Miller set-up Man of the Match Jacob Lacey who showed superb skill as he calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. Harvey Walker got in on the action when he put United ahead then Jake O'Sullivan was on target twice thanks a well taken free kick and powerful header. Fives Athletic reduced the arrears but this didn't spoil the Thunder's superb overall display. (8/10/2016)

Also enjoying their first victory of the season were the U/12's TORNADOES. In Division 3 Beechy had an away fixture against Moston Tigers Stripes and were worthy 6-1 winners. The goals came via Alan Kay (2) William Whipday (2) Sam Jones and Man of the Match Joe Hope. (8/10/2016)

In their Development Group Yellow Division away game at Majic Sports the U/10's TYPHOON struggled to find any fluency in their play. The home side took the lead then Cole Winstanley scored from the penalty spot to get back level but unfortunately United's overall display was poor and they conceded again and lost the contest. Following a top-class performance in the role of sweeper Harry Davies was voted Man of the Match. (8/10/2016)

The U/9's TORNADOES were looking to build on last weeks stylish display against AFC Monton Yellow in the Development Group Red Division. Despite making a slow start Beechy's movement off the ball was very good and some excellent chances were created. Ellis O'Brien-Walsh and Joel Thorndyke scored goals for the Tornadoes who's Man of the Match Award went to Aiden Lawton for his brilliant work in defence. (8/10/2016)

Going goal crazy in their home game with neighbours Moorside Rangers were the U/13's TORNADOES. Totally dominating this Division 1 match played at Stott Lane Max O'Brien(4) Fernley Davies (4) Henry Grimes, Ellis Kenny and Shaun Heywood were on target as Beechy hit double figures. (15/10/2016)

Away to Barr Hill Aces the U/12's STORM (9v9) won a ten goal thriller 6-4 and retained second place in the division 1 table. Oliver Potter was the Storm's Best Player and goals for United came courtesy of Luke Carr, Adam Rothwell, Damion Broughton Samuel Oludoyi, Rome Hodson and Finley Irvine. (15/10/2016)

Playing some great football in the first half of their away game with Ladybridge Leopards the U/11's STORM (9v9) held a one goal lead at the break. As they continued to dominate the match in the second period Beechy added three more goals but conceded a wonder goal in the last minute. Johnny Walsh was Man of the Match and the Storm netted goals via Kaiden McClean, Cameron Booth and Oliver Lawton (15/10/2016)

Involved in a brilliant game of mini-soccer were Beechy U/10's HURRICANES who met Prestwich Marauders at Beech Farm. This Bolton Bury and District League Dragons Division included ten goals and the Hurricanes celebrated a deserved victory. There was a hat-trick for Man of the Match Josh Clough plus other goals from James Taylor, Dominic Roaden and Reilly Happy. (15/10/2016)

Away to neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellow the U/9's TORNADOES played their part in a thrilling contest. Both teams created some excellent football and due to the absence of a couple of players Anthony Brophy was Beechy's stand-in keeper. Edward Hughes with two goals and Finley Fairhurst who helped himself to a hat trick guaranteed the Tornadoes their first win of the season. (22/10/2016)

The SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM were involved in the Manchester Amateur Cup when they met Irlam Steel Reserves. Beechy had home advantage for this Round 2 tie but after twenty one minutes found themselves 2-0 down. After increasing their work rate United put heavy pressure on the Irlam defence and eventually got a goal back when Wes Pierce produced a superb solo run and set-up Kane Branigan who's powerful low drive easily beat the keeper. More chances were created as Beechy gradually took control of the tie and following a mistake by the Irlam keeper Scott Foulds had an simple close range finish. Making a confident start to the second half Irlam Steel should have regained the lead but their centre forward wasted a golden opportunity from eight yards. On 59 minutes Scott Foulds outpaced two defenders and his accurate low cross was met by Wes Pierce who put United 3-2 up. As they dominated possession Beechy created some brilliant attacking soccer and victory was guaranteed after 69 minutes when Scott Foulds produced another exciting solo run and hammered the ball into the corner of the net. (22/10/2016)

Extending their unbeaten run in the Timperley and District League were the U/17's but the Beechy boys did it the hard way coming back from 2-0 down before making it five successive wins thanks to a 4-2 away victory over Altrincham Junior Tigers. Charlie Hilton reduced the arrears from the penalty spot then he equalised courtesy of a 25 yard curling free kick. United took the lead through Tom Walker before Bradley Hodges secured the three points with the fourth goal. Charlie Hilton and Wade Malone shared the Man of the Match Award. (23/10/2016)

For the second time in three games the U/16's PREDATORS hit double figures and remained unbeaten in the T&DFL. At home to Wythenshawe Amateurs Panthers the Predators scored five goals in each half of this Division 1 fixture. Man of the Match Mitchell McGivern (4) Liam Egerton (3) Joseph Lydiate, Dylan Durose and Casey McLellan scored the goals. (23/10/2016)

In the Manchester Football League a late match winning goal by Rob Lockley guaranteed the FIRST TEAM a 3-2 away win over Irlam Steel. After taking the lead after seven minutes via Kurtis Lee United dominated the first half of this Division 1 fixture but wasted numerous clear cut chances. Irlam Steel equalised just after the restart then went 2-1 up after fifty three minutes and for a lengthy period United relied heavily on their defensive quartet of Andrzej Browne, Pat Beckett, Luke Johnston and Carl Ravenscroft. After the home team were reduced to ten players following a red card incident Beechy gradually regained control and substitute Louis Duff equalised following Jamie Sinnott's in swinging corner. United's keeper Robert Harrison made a brilliant save when the Irlam Steel No11 looked certain to score from close range but the real drama arrived three minutes before the final whistle. (29/10/2016)

In the Bolton Bury and District League the U/13's STORM went 2-0 up in their Section A away game with Bridge FC Hawks. Two goals from Bobby Anderson put Beechy in a commanding position but following a couple of incorrect refereeing decisions Bridge Hawks scored twice to force a 2-2 draw. Kai Morris was named as the Storm's Best Player. (29/10/2016)

Involved in the Challenge Tournament were the U/11's TORNADOES (9v9) who were away to Winton JFC Blue. Thanks to a solid all-round display Beechy won the match and made it three wins on the trot. There was a second successive hat trick for Charlie Mulvenna while United's fourth goal came via Adam Wood. Man of the Match was Theo Valentine. (29/10/2016)

Sam Henderson was named Man of the Match following the U/10's LIGHTNING'S Challenge Tournament home game against Manchester Maccabi Wildcats. William Anderton and David Olidoy scored goals for Beechy but it was Maccabi who won this game played on Sunday morning. (30/10/2016)

The U/13's TORNADOES took the lead after twenty five minutes in their S&DFL Division 1 away game against AFC Monton but due to an injury to their keeper Beechy eventually suffered a 7-3 defeat. Max O'Brien, Fernley Davies and Ellis Kenny netted the goals and sharing the Man of the Match Award were Henry Grimes and Lucas Allen. (5/11/2016)

Playing twice within twenty four hours were the U/13's STORM who's Saturday fixture in the Bolton Bury & District League was a home game against Walshaw Sports Club. In Section A Beechy who were 3-0 down at the break briefly fought back in the second half and a goal via Bobby Anderson reduced the arrears but Walshaw Sports scored again to seal a 4-1 victory. James O'Donnell was voted Best Player. Bobby Anderson was on target again when the Storm met Broughton Community in the Manchester FA Youth Cup. In Round 3 Beechy who went out of the competition following a 3-1 defeat named Dominic Green as Man of the Match. (5/11/2016 & 6/11/2016)

There were several postponed games on Saturday 12th November 2016 but the U/11's TORNADOES away game at Winton Yellow went ahead on a heavy pitch. After going a goal down Beechy played some great football as they searched for an equaliser but the Winton keeper made numerous great saves. Eventually the Tornadoes drew level thanks to Charlie Mulvenna but despite a superb second half display Beechy just couldn't find another goal. Slightly against the run of play Winton Yellow got what proved to be their match winning goal. The Tornadoes keeper Lewis Wallis had a brilliant game but it was Raphael Silveira who collected the Best Player Award. (12/11/2016)

Goals from Aaron Gartley and Will Timmins guaranteed the U/15's STORM their first win of the season in the Salford and District League. In Division 1 a solid all-round display at home secured the three points against Manchester Maccabi Broughton. (13/11/2016)

In the Bolton Bury & District League the Dragons Division match between Beechy U10's HURRICANES and Howfen Blues produced an amazing total of twenty one goals. At one stage the Hurricanes found themselves trailing their opponents by six goals but the Beechy lads fought back superbly and deserved at lease a draw. Goal scorers were Man of the Match Josh Clough, Georgi Georgiev and Dominic Lawton. (19/11/2016)

At Salford Sports Village the Under 12's TORNADOES (9v9) met Manchester Maccabi Vipers on the 3G Astroturf Pitch. This Division 3 fixture in the Salford and District League included eight goals and good football from both teams. Leading marksman Alan Kay and Callum Looby scored goals for the Tornadoes. (20/11/2016)

Beechy Under 12's STORM (9v9) created a high-powered display and hit double figures in their Challenge Cup away game with Urmston Town Devils. Goals for United who celebrated an 11-3 win came via Star Player Ben Howard (3) Samuel Oludoyi (3) Tom Cox (2) Damion Broughton, Luke Carr and Adam Rothwell. (3/12/2016)

Sharing six goals with Barr Hill Aces were the Under 11's STORM. In the Development Group Red Division home game Beechy held a narrow lead at half time. Best Player was Josh Everall and on target with goals for the Storm were Kaiden McClean, Elliott McClurg-Taylor and Tawonga Chirwa. (3/12/2016)

Despite having a squad of seventeen players only eleven were available for the U/14's TORNADOES away match with Ringley Park Rangers but Beechy still had enough quality and skill and celebrated an emphatic 7-2 victory. In the opening quarter-hour of this Section B match both teams produced some untidy soccer but things did improve and Beechy went 1-0 via Derryn Harrison. The Tornadoes took control and added a second goal through Ben Grattix then minutes later Jeanny Le Blanc powered his way past two defenders and his accurate finish made it 3-0. Ringley Park reduced the arrears early in the second half but Beechy quickly regained their three goal advantage thanks to another great finish by Jeanny Le Blanc. A magnificent volley from Ademola Olasanya added the fifth goal before Ringley Park got their second goal after some slack Tornadoes defending. Almost immediately Beechy dominated possession again and Leighton White was on target for 6-2 and Ellis Taylor completed the scoring to round-off a stylish Tornadoes display. (3/12/2016)

Beechy U/11's TORNADOES played a Friendly Match against neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellow. Goalkeeper Lewis Wallis was the Tornadoes Star Player and in the game that included seven goals on target for Beechy were Bradley Oliver, Charlie Mulvenna and Oliver Lomas. (10/12/2016)

Several U/16's PREDATORS key players were unavailable due to injury and illness for the away game with Wilmslow Town Cougars. A goal by Liam Egerton gave Beechy the lead but Wilmslow Town equalised from the penalty spot and it was 1-1 at the break. The match remained highly competitive throughout the second half and awarded a second spot-kick Wilmslow Town eventually sealed a 2-1 victory and inflicted a rare defeat on the Beechy boys. Denford Dzvene was the Predators Man of the Match. (11/12/2016)

Congratulations to Beechfield United U/8's HURRICANES, U/9's STORM, U/10's TYPHOON, U/11's TORNADOES. All four teams were Challenge Tournament Group Stage Winners in the Salford & District Football League.

The end of season Mini-Soccer and Junior Section Presentation Events were once again held at Swinton Park Golf Club. On Sunday 25th June 2017 the Holding Group to U/10's players and team officials who were well supported by their parents and friends celebrated in style. Seven days later there was another array of trophies on display prior to the U/11's to U/16's players receiving their awards.

Ladies Team (Individual Trophy Winners) COACH'S MOST IMPROVED PLAYER-Hannah Susnjara, COACH'S PLAYER OF THE SEASON-Krystal Hayward, MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE SEASON-Faye Cassidy, PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE SEASON-Krystal Hayward.

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