POSTED: January 25 2018 20:52:13. By Keith Long - Beechy Archive 2015-2016 Season

A total of twenty six teams kicked-off the 2015-2016 season and there were four new Team Managers in the Mini-Soccer Section. Scott Craven (U/7's STORM) Mark Rowbotham (U/7's TORNADOES) Jamie Radcliffe (U/7's HURRICANES) Graham Everall (U10's STORM).


CLUB COMMITTEE. CHAIRMAN Colin Duff, SECRETARY/HEAD OF SENIOR SECTION Keith Long, TREASURER Alison Tucker, DISCIPLINE OFFICER Dave Allen, WELFARE OFFICERS Helen Hall, Lisa Taylor, Patricia Dalton-Bunker, HEAD OF MANAGEMENT/REGISTRATIONS Phil Lockett, COMMITTEE MEMBERS Paula James, Martin Belcher, Sean Cox, Shaun Chase, Richard Jackson. WEBSITE CO-ORDINATOR Wayne Miller. FA Affiliation Number Q-MAN0759.

Beechfield United FC had teams registered with the Salford and Districts Football League, Tameside Football League, Timperley and District Junior League, Bolton Bury and District League, North Bury Junior League, Greater Manchester Women's League, Manchester Football League, Manchester Saturday Morning Football League.

Home games were played at Beech Farm Playing Fields, Stott Lane, Littleton Road and Salford Sports Village (3G Astroturf Pitch)

The FIRST TEAM held a fund-raiser at Swinton Park Golf Club on Friday 7th August 2015. Tickets £15 including Buffet, Vocalist, Comedian and Disco. Dress Code Smart. Raffle Tickets available and all monies raised will go towards purchasing vital kit and equipment. Kit Sponsor will be Final Décor 65.Moorside Road Swinton M27 0HH Tel: 0161-789-6788 website

In the FBT Manchester Football League the FIRST TEAM kicked-off the season with a Division 1 home game against Chadderton Reserves and following a solid all-round display were able to secure a 5-2 victory. Man of the Match Brad Sixsmith (2) Dave Leach (2) and Alex Hunter got the goals. (15/8/2015) Seven days later Beechy fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 away with Elton Vale. United were guilty of a below-par performance in the first half and the back four of Mike Rogerson, Rob Lockley, Luke Johnston and Andrzej Browne were constantly under pressure. Following a corner taken by Jamie Sinnott in the 51st minute Alex Hunter reduced the arrears. Elton Vale still enjoyed a greater share of the ball but Beechy were better organised in the second half and after Craig Massey and Dave Leach combined Alex Hunter equalised via a close range header. In the closing stages United's keeper Robert Harrison denied Vale a winning goal with two world class saves. (15/8/2015 & 22/8/2015)

The U/15's TORNADOES played a pre-season friendly match with Bolton County Eagles and hit double figures in a runaway win. Sharing the goals were Charlie James, Mason White, Travis Walker, Harry Cottrill and Joseph Furlong. Stand-in keeper on the day was Troy Walker. (5/9/2015)

Making their debut in the Tameside Football League were the U/15's PREDATORS. In the JFC Sports Division Beechy faced Cheshire Phoenix away and cruised to a 9-1 victory. Dylan Durose (3) Man of the Match Brandon Kent (2) George Davies, Dylan Meredith, Jamie Pollitt and Keenan Switzer scored the goals. Also playing their opening match of the season were the U/16's who recovered from 2-0 to force a 2-2 draw away at Old Stretfordians. In this Division 3 contest goal scorers for United Jack Turner and Man of the Match Bradley Wheeler. (6/9/2015)

Making a winning start to the season were the U/12's STORM (9v9) who were at home to Swinton Panthers. In Division 1 Beechy went to the top of the table on goal difference thanks to a 5-1 victory. Man of the Match George Moorhouse (3) Harry Gartley and Jack Thompson got the goals. Last seasons U/8's THUNDER renamed the U/9's TYPHOON were involved in a hard fought contest with De La Salle Hawks. Manager Phil Hesketh praised the whole team for a star studded performance. Jamie Withington and Sonny O'Brien scored the goals and Cole Winstanley collected the Man of the Match Award. (12/9/2015)

United's U/12's TORNADOES (9v9) kicked-off their Division 3 season in the Salford and Districts League with a Monday night fixture. The Tornadoes opponents at Beech Farm were Parkwyddn Phoenix who collected the three points via a 5-2 win. Beechy's Best Player was Max O'Brien and on target with the goals were William Kent and Joe Staley. (14/9/2015)

Controlling the majority of their home game with Flixton Junior Panthers were the U/10's TORNADOES. Producing a solid first half display Beechy coped well with some heavy tackling by their opponents. In the second period the TORNADOES showed their class and creating some wonderful passing moves opened up the Flixton defence time after time. There were hat-trick's for Man of the Match Harley Davidson and Kaiden McClean plus a couple of goals by Adam Wood. A first-class all-round display by the U/9's HURRICANES secured a fully deserved win over De La Salle Reds. Goals for Beechy in this Development Group Purple encounter came via Josh Clough, Reilly Happy and Ben Morris. Star Player was Tom Worthington. (19/9/2015)

Man of the Match Max Chidgey and Ronan Courtney scored goals for the U/11's TORNADOES who were seeking their first win of the season. At home to Deans Youth Panthers in the Development Group Green Division a decent performance by the TORNADOES went unrewarded. Flixton Junior Sharks were the U/9's STORM'S opponents and the teams produced an highly entertaining game of mini-soccer. Josh Mcloughlin and Oliver Percival were on target for United who named Reece James as their Star Player following this friendly match. Playing away were the U/8's STORM who were in action against Barr Hill Diamonds. In a real sporting contest both teams were a credit to themselves and their clubs. Saul Tagoe was voted Best Player for the Storm who's goalscorers were Joshua Kilfoyle, Oliver Cowley and Noah O'Connor. (26/9/2015)

Six squad players were unavailable for the U/17's North Bury Junior League away game with Roach Dynamos but Beechy were never intimidated by their very physical opponents. James Sinclair gave United the lead but Roach fought back and equalised making it 1-1 at half time. The second half was evenly balanced and a draw would have been a fair result but Roach grabbed a late winning goal. Kondi Mututa was United's Best Player. Playing away at Swinton Junior Tigers the U/10's STORM produced a stylish display and celebrated with a victory. Goalscorers in this Development Group Green Division fixture were Man of the Match Tawonga Chirwa, Harrison Davies, Ben Delaney and Johnny Walsh. (3/10/2015)

In their First Division away game against Parswood Thursday the SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM were guaranteed the three points after leading 5-0 at half time. Dave Harrison opened the scoring in the 11th minute then three minutes later Tim McQueeney made it 2-0. As they dominated the match Beechy carved out chances galore and via another quality finish Tim McQueeney netted the third goal then on the twenty minute mark Chris McCartney put Beechy 4-0 up courtesy of his first goal of the season. Four minutes before the break David Harrison was on target again with the fifth goal to complete a miserable first half for a disheartened Parswood outfit. Producing the highlight of the game was United's Man of the Match Damon Whitbread who completed the scoring when he hammered the ball past the keeper from twenty five yards. (10/10/2015)

At home to Old Stretfordians the U/13's TORNADOES made it four successive Division 1 victories with a convincing 6-2 victory. Beechy took the lead through Leighton White but the visitors fought back and made it 1-1 at half time. Struggling to find their rhythm early in the second half United found themselves 2-1 down. The Tornadoes continued to waste possession but suddenly produced a brilliant burst of attacking football scoring four goals in the last seven minutes. Jacob Wilson supplied the perfect pass and Leighton White provided the finish for 2-2 then Jeanny Le Blanc in his first game back since breaking his leg last November put Beechy back in front. The floodgates had opened and Ademola Alusayno added the fourth goal quickly followed by goal number five fired in by Jeanny Blanc. Leighton White completed his hat trick and the scoring. Cameron Wright and James Pullen were outstanding for the Tornadoes. (10/10/2015)

Beechy U/11's THUNDER (9v9) had a Challenge Cup tie against Swinton Junior Panthers and making a positive start took a deserve lead via Jake O'Sullivan. Panthers found an equaliser but showing real grit and determination United soon regained the lead and added further goals courtesy of Jake O'Sullivan and Samuel Oludoyi. Briefly in the second half Panthers frustrated Beechy with some resolute defending though their luck eventually ran out. The Thunder were rewarded with two more goals thanks to Taonga Mututa who was making his debut and Prince Idusuyi. A deserved cup victory following a superb all-round performance. (17/10/2015)

In their cup game with Urmston Town Devils the U/11's STORM (9v9) shared six goals at the end of normal time. On target were Finley Irwin, Damion Broughton and Adam Rothwell. Beechy eventually won the match following a penalty shoot-out. A penalty-kick decider was also required in the U/9's HURRICANES versus Parkwyddn Predators cup tie. Georgi Georgiev netted United's only goal in the first half and Beechy won the shoot-out with Man of the Match Dominic Roaden scoring the winning penalty. (24/10/2015)

Earning themselves a narrow 2-1 victory were the U/16's who were away to South Manchester Sports Club. This Timperley and District Division 3 game was a low-key affair and Beechy collected the three points after goals from Callum Frier and Tom Haslem. Best Player was Patrick Dennison. (25/10/2015)

The U/11's STORM (9v9) suffered their first defeat of the season despite a good all-round display in the away game against Moston Tigers. Luke Carr netted a consolation goal for Beechy who's Best Player was Finley Share. Faced with a 9am kick-off were the U/8's HURRICANES who were at home to Ladybridge Pumas. Due to holidays United had just five players available but every boy gave 100% throughout the game. Coby McCormack, Jayden Walker and Man of the Match Ashley Tonge scored the goals. Celebrating his first goal for the U/9's TYPHOON was Ronan Mullen. Also on target in a cup win over De La Salle Rangers were Sonny O'Brien and Milonga Mututa. Beechy's Star Player was Daniel Hesketh. (31/10/2015)

Following a 3-0 home victory over FC Manchester the U/15's PREDATORS took over as JFC Sports Division leaders. In the Tameside Football League this was United's sixth successive win on the trot. Jamie Pollitt collected the Man of the Match Award and goals for Beechy came via Dylan Durose (2) and Mitchell McGivern. The U/16's stretched their unbeaten run to six games following a 4-2 home win against local rivals Moorside Rangers Green. Goalscorers were Callum Frier (2) Saul Slater and Elliott Hogben. (1/11/2015)

In the North Bury Junior League the U/17's earned themselves a fully deserved 3-3 draw following their home game with Pennine Juniors. Forced to use Louis Duff as stand-in keeper United looked below-par in the first half and trailed 1-0 at the break. Early in the second half Beechy conceded a second goal but displaying real character United reduced the arrears when great play by Tom Stott set-up Man of the Match Sam Bolton who produced a tidy finish. Some solid attacking forced vital defending from an overworked Pennine Juniors back four. United equalised via a spectacular goal by Dylan Wild and though Beechy dominated possession they allowed their opponents back into the match and Pennine Juniors grabbed the lead again. A move worked on in training resulted in Sam Bolton scoring a brilliant goal for 3-3. Jack Williams was United's Star Player. (7/11/2015)

United's U/8's TORNADOES played South Manchester on Sunday morning and at kick-off both teams looked ready for a hard fought contest. Beechy got the opening goal but South Manchester drew level before half time. The Tornadoes overall performance improved in the second half but they never dominated the match. Joel Thorndyke was named Best Player and goalscorers for Beechy were Owen Hogben, Aiden Lawton, Jonathan Lowery and Joshua Taylor. (8/11/2015)

For their latest Development Group Yellow Division fixture the U/7's TORNADOES were away to Urmston Town Dragons. Harry Jones and Fletcher Jackson scored the goals for Beechy who won a closely fought contest. Man of the Match for the third time in six games was Harvey Riva. (14/11/2015)

Just one team from the Junior Section were in action during Saturday/Sunday 21st & 22nd November 2016. The U/16's PREDATORS were involved in the Sunday Challenge Cup and they booked their place in the semi-finals following a 6-0 away win over Failsworth Dynamos White. The Beechy lads quickly adopted to playing on an Astro Turf pitch and were 3-0 up at half time. Maintaining their grip on the tie the Predators continued to produce some quality football and added three more goals in a one sided second half. George Davies (2) Jamie Pollitt, Dylan Durose, Ethan Haynes and Mitchell McGivern scored the goals and Henry Bonynge was voted Man of the Match. (22/11/2015)

In action on an artificial surface were the U/9's STORM and the Beechy lads enjoyed their deserved victory following the away game against Woodbank JFC. Josh Mcloughlin collected the Man of the Match Award plus scoring one of the goals. The Storm's other goalscorers were Freddie Jackson and Caden Gibson. (28/11/2015)

In the Salford and Districts Football League the U/9's LIGHTNING met Manchester Maccabi Wildcats at Brooklands Prestwich. Playing on an Astroturf Pitch Beechy created a fine all-round display and celebrated a deserved victory. Liam Peers received the Best Player Award while Charlie Harris, William Anderton and Sam Henderson got the goals. (29/11/2015)

The atrocious weather continued to play havoc with the fixtures in the Junior Section but the U/9's TYPHOON match with De La Salle Hawks went ahead at Eccles College. Daniel Hesketh scored a consolation goal for Beechy who's Star Player was stand-in keeper Jamie Withington. At the JJB Soccer Dome the U/8's TORNADOES took the lead in their game with Swinton Panthers who soon found an equaliser. Both teams created some very good and inventive football but it was the TORNADOES who added further goals to secure the victory. Joshua Taylor, Aiden Lawton, Ellis O'Brien-Walsh, Jonathan Lowery and Joel Thorndyke got the goals. (5/12/2015)

Playing at Moorside High School on the all weather surface were the U/9's HURRICANES who produced a below-par display in the first half against Moorside Rangers Red. But in this Development Group Purple Division fixture Beechy's overall performance improved after the break and the team were rewarded with three brilliant goals. Man of the Match Ben Morris scored twice with the other goal netted by Tom Worthington. The in-form U/8's HURRICANES created another dazzling high scoring display in their Development Group Yellow Division encounter with AFC Monton White. Brett McWilliams, Jayden Walker, Ashley Tonge, Owen Bolton and Alfie Gridlestone fired in the goals. The other HURRICANES players involved in the game were Edward Lucas and Nazim Mwali. (12/12/2015)

Following three blank Saturdays the U/7's TORNADOES were delighted to be back in action in the Salford and District League. In atrocious weather conditions the Beechy lads played well against Moorside Rangers Blue. Squad on the day was George Rowbotham, Blake Kerrigan, Reece Cartwright, Harvey Riva, Harry Jones, Josh Jemmett and Player of the Match Fletcher Jackson. (12/12/2015)

With no real change in the weather more postponed games were added to the Junior Section backlog fixtures list and the three games that went ahead were all played on Astroturf Pitches. The U/9's TYPHOON played their final match of 2015 against Moorside Rangers Green. In an excellent all-round performance Sonny O'Brien added to his list of spectacular free kicks while defender Freddie Latham produced another first-class display. The match result was decided following a penalty shoot-out. At Burnden Park Sports Complex the U/9's HURRICANES were away to Woodbank JFC and creating a dominant display Beechy were rewarded with eight very good goals. On target were Reilly Happy, James Taylor, Dominic Roaden, Ben Morris, Oliver Coles, Georgi Georgiev and Man of the Match Charlie French. (19/12/2015)

The U/11's THUNDER kicked-off the New Year with an away game against Moorside Rangers Blue. At Eccles College the first half was evenly balanced with both teams being credited with a goal apiece. In the second half Beechy's overall performance was sluggish and taking control Rangers added four more goals to complete a comfortable victory. Jake O'Sullivan scored United's consolation goal. (9/1/2016)

United's U/15's PREDATORS Manager Gareth Kent was forced to select a weakened team for the away game with Whitworth Park. In this Tameside Football League JFC Sports Division fixture Beechy were 1-0 up at half time thanks to a goal from Man of the Match Joseph Lydiate. Whitworth Park were better organised in the second half and equalised from the penalty spot. (10/1/2016)

In action for the first time since the end of October 2015 were the U/12's TORNADOES (9v9) who met neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellow at Salford Sports Village. This Division 3 encounter was highly entertaining throughout and the TORNADOES secured the three points thanks to a 2-1 victory. Best Player was Lucas Allen and goals for Beechy were scored by Joe Staley and Max O'Brien courtesy of a superb free kick. (16/1/2016)

Away at Ladybridge Lions the U/8s HURRICANES were involved in a twelve goal thriller. At one stage in this Development Group Yellow Division fixture the HURRRICANES found themselves trailing by four goals but they fought back superbly and forced a draw thanks to a last gasp equaliser. Goals for Beechy came via Coby McCormack, Jayden Walker, Edward Lucas, Brett McWilliams and Ashley Tonge. The teams Star Player was Owen Bolton. (16/1/2016)

Playing their first match of 2016 were the SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM who were away to Manchester Medics in the Steeles Shield. Beechy produced a below-par performance in this 1st Round tie and went out of the competition following a 2-1 defeat. Wes Pierce gave United the lead but playing below their normal high standard Beechy were never able to control the match. On a heavy pitch Medics had numerous chances and eventually found an equaliser just before half time. In the second half United's lack of match day activity was a key factor as they struggled to adapt to the pace of the game. Medics number eleven took advantage of a piece of slack defending and his goal secured the home a place in the next round. (23/1/2016)

Delighted to be playing their first official match in nine weeks were the Under 15's TORNADOES. In the Players Cup Beechy were at home to Mossbank JFC Blues and booked their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a 5-3 victory. United who led 2-0 at half time scored goals via Joseph Furlong (2) Charlie James, Mason White and Kieron Alley. (23/1/2016)

On Sunday morning Beechy Under 10's STORM faced a tough challenge in their away game at South Manchester Tigers. After conceding a couple of goals United created enough chances to equalise before the Tigers added a third goal. Continuing to show great character United briefly got back into the match through goals by Harrison Davies and Elliott McLurg-Taylor but Tigers scored two more goals before the break. The Man of the Match Award went to goalkeeper Sam Walton who produced a brilliant display. (24/1/2016)

Producing a superb all-round display the FIRST TEAM celebrated a 6-3 home win over Westbury Sports at Salford Sports Village. The visitors opened the scoring in the 9th minute but Beechy slowly took control though several quality moves lacked the finishing touch. Just after the half hour mark United found an equaliser when Steven Erskine who had an excellent ninety minutes executed the perfect pass and Brad Sixsmith fired the ball into the net off the post. Three minutes into the second half a splendid move between Alex Hunter and Brad Sixsmith set-up Dave Leach and the Beechy striker supplied a first-class finish. With a strong wind in their favour United slowly tightened their grip on the contest and on sixty eight minutes led 3-1 via a contender for goal of the season scored by Alex Hunter. The fourth goal arrived three minutes later after Brad Sixsmith ghosted past two opponents and his accurate low cross was turned into the net by Alex Hunter. Beechy continued to display a higher fitness level than the opposition and Alex Hunter completed his hat trick when he made it 5-1 in the 74th minute. Substitute Mike Rogerson played a big part in the move that resulted in Brad Sixsmith netting United's sixth goal two minutes later. Beechy relaxed their grip on the match and Westbury Sports scored twice inside the last twelve minutes. Dave Leach was United's Man of the Match. (30/1/2016)

Producing another top-class performance were Beechy Under 9's TYPHOON who travelled to play Ladybridge Pumas. On an artificial surface goals for United came via Man of the Match Sonny O'Brien, Joseph Bothamley, Ronan Mullen and Freddie Latham. With virtually the last kick of the match Daniel Hesketh thought he had scored a fifth goal for Beechy but the referee said the ball hit the back of the net after the final whistle. (30/1/2016)

Individual end of season Trophy winners: Ladies Team. MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Sue Howard/Vicky Kerr (Joint) PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Samantha Smith, MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Emily Walmsley. 1st Team. MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jamie Sinnott. PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ROB LOCKLEY, MERIT AWARD - Mike Rogerson.


U/7's Reece Cartwright, U/8's Owen Hogben, U'9's Freddie Latham, U/10's Benjamin Delaney, U/11's Tom Cox, U/12's Josh Allen, U/13's Derryn Harrison, U/14's Joe Cox, U/15's Brandon Kent, U/16's Kai Leonard.


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