August 11 2017 21:31:31.
By Keith Long
- Beechy Archive 2014-2015 Season
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List of teams for 2014/2015. U/7's STORM, U/7's TORNADOES, U/8's HURRICANES, U/8's LIGHTNING, U/8's STORM, U/8's THUNDER, U/8's TORNADOES, U/9's STORM, U/9's TORNADOES, U/10's STORM, U/10's THUNDER, U/10's TORNADOES, U/11's STORM, U/11's TORNADOES, U/12's TORNADOES, U/14's PREDATORS, U/14's TORNADOES, U/15's, U/16's, LADIES TEAM, FIRST TEAM, RESERVES, SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM, BEECHFIELD UNITED BLUE.
Affiliated Leagues: City of Salford Soccer League, Bolton Bury and District Junior League, North Bury Junior League, Timperley and District Junior League, Greater Manchester Women's League, FBT Manchester Football League, Manchester Saturday Morning Football League, Eccles Sunday League.
The FIRST TEAM were involved in several pre-season friendly games against Grapenhall United, Beechy's Saturday Morning Senior Team and Prestwich Heys. In the Manchester Football League United's opening Division 1 fixture was an away game on 23rd August 2014 at Wigan Robin Park Reserves. Man of the Match Mike Leach (hat-trick) Dave Leach (2) and Craig Massey got the goals in a 5-2 victory. Two weeks later the SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM kicked-off their season with a 3-1 away win over West Didsbury. Roy Owen gave United the lead with a fine headed goal but West Didsbury equalised via their No7. A fantastic free kick by Kyle Mears restored the lead then the points were guaranteed when Wes Pierce produced a great finish for the third goal.
UNITEDS RESERVES maintained their unbeaten start to the season courtesy of an another high scoring performance. Beechy dominated the away game against Boothstown Reserves and were rewarded with a 7-1 victory. Alan McNally (2) Lee Grimshaw (2) Luke Johnston, James Brierley and Jordan Hignett got the goals. (13/9/2014)
In the Greater Manchester Women's League BEECHY LADIES scored seven goals for the second time in seven days. At home to Chorltonians FC who were only able to field ten players United produced a dynamic all-round display and easy won the match 7-1. On target were Teresa Prendergast (4) Debbie Wright, Rebecca Watkins and Player of the Match Danielle Farrand. (14/9/2014)
A first half of missed opportunities plus good goalkeeping frustrated the U/9's TORNADOES but in the second half there was greater determination from the Beechy players but more chances were wasted. The Man of the Match Award went to Theo Valentine who produced a powerful performance and scored one of the goals. Also on target were Charlie Mulvenna and Kayden McClean. (20/9/2014)
Playing their first match of the season were the U/10's TORNADOES who had a Division 4 away game at Fives Athletic. In a evenly matched game Beechy created superb display and didn't deserve to lose to a last minute goal. Following a terrific performance in defence Ryan Kadir received the Best Player Award while Maxwell Chidgey and Lacon Ayolo who was making his debut got the goals. (20/9/2014)
On Sunday morning the U/10's STORM kicked-off their season in the Stax City of Salford Soccer League with a home game against Manchester Maccabi Galaxy. The match produced some first class soccer from both teams plus six goals and on target for Beechy were Man of the Match Finley Share, Alex Vanden, Bailey Lloyd and Adam Rothwell. (21/9/2014)
United's newly established U/8's LIGHTNING played their first official Bundesliga Division fixture of the season. Despite a gutsy and hard working display Beechy just couldn't score a fully deserved goal against opponents Urmston Town Bears. The teams Star Player was Lucas Wood. (27/9/2014)
There was a disappointing Saturday morning for the U/12's TORNADOES (9v9) who were away to Park United in the Bolton Bury and District League. In a very evenly balanced first half chances for both teams were few and far between. The second period was much more physical and after Jacob Wilson and Cameron Wright came close to a goal Park United took the lead. At the end of a swift counter-attack stand-in keeper James Cullen was left helpless as the ball was hammered past him from close range. Beechy battled hard to find an equaliser and committed to all out attack left gaps in defence and taking advantage Park United sealed victory with a second goal. Ademola Olusayna was United's Best Player. (27/9/2014)
Making it four wins on the trot were Beechy U/14's PREDATORS who have now scored thirty four goals in as many games. In the Timperley and District Junior league United who are the current Division 1 leaders beat Lymm Bandits 7-1 thanks to a solid all-round display and goals from Jamie Pollitt (2) Robert Boardman (2) George Davies, Mitchell McGivern and Man of the Match Brandon Kent. (28/9/2014)
The match between United's SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM and North Manchester was certainly an action packed affair that ended with a 6-5 win for Beechy. At one stage United held a 6-1 lead but they relaxed their grip and guilty of some woeful defending Beechy conceded four goals. Luckily United survived some tremendous pressure from North Manchester in the last ten minutes. Man of the Match Caldon Henson was United's five goal hero with Wes Pierce getting the other goal via a stunning free kick. (4/10/2014)
Both U/7's teams played their opening games of the season. In the La Liga Division Beechy STORM produced a hard working display in their away game with De La Salle Celtic. Jack Hanbury got United's only goal and Oliver Cowley collected the Star Player Award. The U'7s TORNADOES were involved in a great game at Beech Farm against AFC Monton Orange. This Premiership Division fixture was played in totally the right spirit and voted Beechy's Best Player was Tanatswa Chirwa. (11/10/2014)
The Serie (A) match involving Beechy U/8's THUNDER and Swinton Lions was a great advert for mini-soccer and at the final whistle the teams shared twelve goals. Goalscorers for Beechy were Man of the Match Reilly Happy, Alfie Parrott and Joseph Bothamley. (11/10/2014)
In the Eccles Sunday League the TJ Judge Cup 1st Round tie between UNITED BLUE and Royal Oak finished 2-2 but with no extra time required the teams suddenly face a penalty shoot-out and Royal Oak won the spot-kick decider 4-2. Tom Lawman was Man of the Match and goals for United in normal time were scored by Sam Houghton and Callum Birchall. (12/10/2014)
Away to Broadway Celtic the U/16's remained in second place in the Championship Division following a 2-1 victory. Beechy were chasing honours in the North Bury Junior League and closed the gap at the top of the table to five points. Despite being without a few key players United dictated the match and were worthy winners thanks to two goals one in each half from Sam Bolton. Tom Stott was Man of the Match. (18/10/2014)
Following a good all-round performance the U/15's made it two successive wins in the Timperley and District Junior League. At home to Alderley United a 5-1 victory moved Beechy up to fifth place in the Division 3 table. Harry Davies collected the Man of the Match Award. Jack Turner was in great form scoring four goals with Callum Frier scoring the other goal. (19/10/2014)
In their away game with Heyside Angels Beechy LADIES were 3-0 down after twenty minutes but producing a brilliant fightback were rewarded with a stunning 5-3 victory. Teresa Prendergast who was named Player of the Match fired in a hat-trick plus there was a goal apiece for Debbie Wright and Keeley Bulger. (19/10/2014)
U/9's STORM Manager Shane Flanagan was absent from his teams home game with Moorside Rangers and the Beechy players made a nervous start against their high-flying opponents. But once they got their act together Storm created a breathtaking display and powered their way to an emphatic victory. The goals came courtesy of Ben Delaney, James Edwards and Tawonga Chirwa who's superb solo goal produced the highlight of the match. The Man of the Match Award went to Ben Delaney for a midfield masterclass performance. (25/10/2014)
Booking themselves a place in the semi-final of the Manchester Challenge Trophy were United's FIRST TEAM. Beechy met Lancashire and Cheshire League outfit Old Stretfordians and following a hard fought ninety minutes won this quarter-final tie 3-2. Tom Carroll gave United the lead in the twentieth minute but five minutes later Old Stretfordians equalised. A couple of minutes before half time Beechy regained the lead via a superb move involving Man of the Match Carl Ravenscroft, Alex Hunter, Mike Leach and Craig Massey that ended with the latter casually beating the keeper from fifteen yards. After Old Stretfordians made it 2-2 they increased the pressure and United's back four survived a brief attacking onslaught. On seventy five minutes another counter-attack resulted in Beechy grabbing their match winning goal through Craig Massey. (2/11/2014)
David Farrand the Manager of Beechfield United Ladies, was keen to discover if any other Beechy player has scored a faster goal than the one by Debbie Wright after just nine seconds. On Sunday 23rd November 2014 United were away at Chapel Road against opponents Oldham Athletic Ladies and referee William Slinger confirmed it was only nine seconds from kick-off to the moment the ball hit the back of the net.
Former Junior player Ben Oldroyd made his 1st Team debut for Radcliffe Borough on 25th April 2015. Borough boss Danny Johnson had his eye on the club's future when he played Ben in the final game of the campaign. Johnson said though Ben is still in the development stage he felt he deserved to be rewarded for his hard work during the season. I wanted to give Ben a taste of semi-professional football so he came off the bench for his 1st Team debut in the second half.
City of Salford League Ayrshire Road Finals. Saturday 9th May 2015. U/9s EXHIBITION MATCH Beechfield United U/9's Storm v Bury FC Youth. U/10's SUPPLEMENTARY COMPETITION 'A' Beechfield United Storm v Ladybridge Lions. Saturday 23rd May 2015. U/8's COMPETITION 'EREDIVISIE' Beechfield United v Moorside Rangers Purple.
Hoping to end their 2014/2015 season on a winning note were BEECHY LADIES who met Chorltonians FC in the Division 1 League Cup final. At the Tameside Stadium United had the luxury of taking a 9th minute lead with a goal from Sophie Wainwright. Playing some great soccer Beechy had chances to add another goal before half time. Chorltonians played better in the second period and equalised in the 57th minute but despite a few tactical changes United struggled to breakdown their opponents solid looking back four. It was Chorltonians who eventually scored a match winning goal forcing a gallant Beechy outfit to settle for the runner's up trophy. United's squad of players were: Gemma Winterburn, Rebecca Watkins, Lyndsey Turner, Sophie Wainwright, Gemma Ottiwell, Debra Wright, Sue Howard (captain) Joanna Malcolmson, Debbie Wright, Krystal Hayward, Teresa Prendergast, Shauna Smith, Danielle Farrand, Samantha Smith, Lauren O'Neill, Dawn Parkes. (25/5/2015)
Celebrating winning the Argyle North West Cup were the U/10's THUNDER players and officials. In a Tournament organised by Swinton FC the Beechy lads played 9v9 in preparation for next season and lifted the trophy after a solitary goal by Samuel Oludoyi gave them a 1-0 win in the final over Hazel Grove United. Beechy's squad on the day was Reiss Miller, Harvey Walker, Sebastian Higson, Jacob Lacey, Josh Roaden, Jake O'Sullivan, Louie Percival, Dominic Lawton, Liam Cremins, Samuel Oludoyi, Prince Idusuyi, Ishor Bajgai, plus Manager Wayne Miller & Assistant Leon Leather. (June 2015)
The Annual Mini-Soccer and Junior Section Presentation Events were once again held at Swinton Park Golf Club. 5 YEAR AWARDS: Oliver Cope, Jack Thompson, Billy Wadeson, Sanders Williams, Max O'Brien, Ben Naylor, Jack Mather, Leighton White, Lewis Vanden. 10 YEAR AWARDS: Henry Misell, Kondi Mututa, Callum Lockett. COLIN ROADEN MEMORIAL TROPHY (Team of the Year): U/7's Oliver Percival, U/8's Charlie Harris, U/9's Oliver Lomas, U/10's Thomas Messenger, U/11's George Moorhouse, U/12's Ademola Alusayna, U/14's Ellis Carr, U/15's Kyle Garner, U/16's Tom Stott. MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Karl Stott. BRIDGFORD SHIELD (Team of the Year): Under 14's Predators. DEVELOPMENT AWARD: Jonathan Lowery. BARRY SALISBURY AWARD: Paula James. (7th/12th June 2015)
End of the Season Trophy Winners (Senior Section) First Team: MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chris Ferris. PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tim Taylor. SPORTSMAN AWARD: Gary Wallis. Reserve Team: MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ethan Birds. PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Luke Johnston. MERIT AWARD: Peter Adams. Saturday Morning Senior Team: MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: (Joint) Wes Pierce & Phil Heyworth. PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Max Leonard. Ladies Team: MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Teresa Prendergast. PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dawn Parkes. MERIT AWARD: Rebecca Watkins.
LEAGUE AWARDS: U/8's THUNDER Supplementary Cup Finalists, U/9's STORM Challenge Cup Finalists, U/10's STORM Supplementary Cup Finalists, U/14's PREDATORS Timperley & District League Cup Winners, U/16's North Bury Junior League Division 2 Champions, FIRST TEAM Manchester FA Challenge Cup Finalists, RESERVE TEAM Manchester League Division 3 Runner's-Up, SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM League Division 1 Champions, Steele Shield Finalists, LADIES TEAM League Cup Finalists.
SATURDAY MORNING SENIOR TEAM. Division 1 Champions, Steeles Shield Runner-Up, Players registered for cup games Season 2014/2015 Dave Harrison, Chris Lucas, Phil Heyworth, Ben Donohue, Wes Pierce, Gareth Burns, Dean Quinn, Kyle Wray, Mike Heyworth, Roy Owen, Kyle Mears, Graham Rothwell, Daniel Eckersley, Andy Lord, Tim McQueeney, Damon Whitbread, Max Leonard, Ian Black, Caldon Henson.