July 20 2016 23:14:58.
By Keith Long
- Beechy Archive 2001-2002 Season
CLUB OFFICIALS & TEAM MANAGERS/ASSISTANT'S 2001/2002. PRESIDENT - Colin Roden, CHAIRMAN - Ged Goodwin, SECRETARY/FIXTURES/RESULTS - Keith Long, TREASURER - Graham Holker, UNDER 8's - Paul Newton, UNDER 9's - Chris Mills, UNDER 10's - Mike White/Wayne Spindler, UNDER 11's - Jim Pilling/Steve Ramage, UNDER 12's - Andy Wilson/Chris Clark, UNDER 13's - Barry Minshull/Trevor Hay, UNDER 14's - Brendan Loughrey/Rowley Beeston, UNDER 15's - Keith Bromiley/Chris Musgrave, UNDER 18's - Ged Goodwin/Tom Williams, FIRST TEAM - George Lockley/Chris Ellison, SECOND TEAM - Barry Minshull/Chris Johns.
Making his debut for the UNDER 15's was Bradley Holland who got a hat-trick in the Under 15's 6-1 home victory over De La Salle. Other goals for Beechy in this Salford Junior Sunday League game came via Paul Hutchings (2) and Jamie Rowson. (Team Manager - Keith Bromiley) (11/11/2001)
At home to Stretford Victoria the UNDER 14's poor run of form continued when they went down 4-1. Stuart Bennett scored United's consolation goal and Rowley Beeston got the Best Player Award plus there was an impressive debut by full back Peter Bell. The UNDER 18's wasted numerous goalscoring opportunities and eventually lost 2-0 at home to Broadheath Central in the Altrincham Youth League. (30/9/2001)
Away to Middleton Boys in Round 1 of the Manchester FA County Cup the UNDER 13's went out of the competition on the Golden Goal rule. At the end of an absorbing seventy minutes the teams were level at 2-2 with Dean Quinn and Jordan Lang on target for Beechy. The home side snatched victory within less than a minute into the first period of extra time. In the Bury and Radcliffe Junior League a 7-1 home victory over Unsworth JFC put the smiles back on the faces of the UNDER 12's players. Centre half Alex Walton had a great game but it was Robert Edwards who was voted Man of the Match. The goals came via Steve Ellison (3) Andy Daley, Lee Rothwell, Luke Martin and Andy Lord. (7/10/01)
The 1ST TEAM maintained their Lancashire and Cheshire League Division 2 title challenge thanks to a brilliant 5-1 away win over Moston Brook. On a poor pitch after making a slow start United dominated the match and were 3-0 up at half time. Full back and Man of the Match Ross Hilton was involved in most of United best attacking moves and the goals came courtesy of Anthony Weall (3) and Matt Little (2) In Division A the 2ND TEAM produced a below-average performance and were beaten 3-2 by Old Standians. Simon Cornwell and Mike Toole got the goals. (13/10/01)
Three of United's UNDER 12's players Alex Walton, Luke Martin and Alan Heywood were included in the Bury and Radcliffe Junior Inter-League squad who played games against the Leigh and District Youth League and the Bolton Boys Federation. (27/10/01)
United's 2ND TEAM endured a miserable afternoon when they went down 5-2 at home to Cheadle Hulme. After a nervous opening period Andy Wilson put Beechy ahead on 24 minutes but the visitors struck back scoring two goals in three minutes. In the second United collapsed after Cheadle Hulme added three more goals in a five minute spell but Mike Toole with a header made the scoreline look more respectable. (3/11/01)
There was plenty of action in the Salford Junior Sunday League which included the UNDER 10's playing two games against Middleton Boys. After suffering a 2-0 defeat United produced an improved display and forced a 2-2 draw thanks to goals by Steven Seery and Daniel Walton. The UNDER 11's were guilty of some woeful defending and lost 7-4 away to GMB Juniors. Jack Hurst (hat-trick) and Aaron Dunne got the goals. Charlie Martin, Jamie Royle and Jamie Filer all hit hat-tricks plus there were two goals from Dean Quinn and one by Kyle Roddy as the UNDER 13's beat Peel United 12-1. An outstanding performance by the UNDER 14's goalkeeper Anthony Nunn earned him the Man of the Match Award after United's 1-1 draw with Charlestown CYC. Ryan Farrelly scored the teams only goal. (18/11/01)
At home to Oldham Victoria the 1ST TEAM cruised to an easy 6-0 victory following a superb display of brilliant attacking soccer and top-class finishing. Voted Best Player was Mike Gould while the goals came via Anthony Weall (hat-trick) Chris Ellison, Dave Goodwin and Ross Hilton. The 2ND TEAM enjoyed a fabulous 2-1 away win over Division A leaders Denton Town. Tony Bennett scored both goals but United were indebted to keeper Mark Johns who made several outstanding saves. (24/11/01)
The UNDER 15's went down 7-5 to Leigh RMI. Gary Haslam (2) Bradley Holland, Jamie Rowson and Paul Hutchings got the goals. There was an emphatic 7-0 home win for the UNDER 14's over Bridgewater Eagles courtesy of an highly-impressive team performance and goals from Ryan Farrelly (4) Daniel Fernhead, Scott Smith and Alex Brogan. (25/11/01)
The high-flying 1ST TEAM extended their unbeaten run in the Lancashire and Cheshire League to eleven games when they beat Romiley FC 4-0. Neil Lemmon, Stuart Wharton and Dave Cox were outstanding throughout and on target with the goals were Anthony Weall (hat-trick) and Matt Little. In their away game at Old Stoconians the 2ND TEAM produced a below-par performance and suffered a 3-2 defeat. Richard Farnie and Mike Toole scored the goals. (8/12/01)
In the Swinton Friendly League both the UNDER 8's and UNDER 9's entertained Deans Sports at Beech Farm Playing Fields. In the UNDER 9's games both Chris Owens and Samir Hinks were outstanding. Kyle Roddy was on target for the UNDER 13's who lost 3-1 to Stretford Victoria despite producing moments of high quality soccer. Handicapped by injuries and absence of key players the UNDER 18's still showed great team spirit against Burnage Rangers. Wesley Aston (2) and David Walker got the goals for United who suffered a 6-3 defeat. (15/12/01 and 16/12/01)
PITCHES HAILED AS BEST AROUND (Salford Advertiser Sport - January 2002)
Despite a blanket ban on action last weekend, Salford City Council's football pitches (including Beech Farm Playing Fields) are being hailed as some of the best in the region. 'Extreme weather' saw the postponement of matches on the 80 pitches across the city. But compared to the situation at the same time last year, the grounds are holding up remarkably well. By the first weekend in January 2001 eight full weekends had been wiped out and many leagues faced the grim prospect of having to cancel cup competitions simply to fit their games in. The season eventually ran well into May and many teams feared worse was to follow as the new campaign kicked off. But this time round only three days have been totally cancelled - one Saturday in September and the first weekend in December. A council spokesman told Advertiser Sport " Our customers are very pleased". The post-season maintenance, which took place in July was superb and everyone respects the fact that we're trying to look at all the pitches. This season, apart from a few occasions, has been as good as it gets.
On 9/2/2002 BUFC held their indoor 5-a-side Tournament at the Pendlebury Leisure Centre. The winning team who received the Mike Caldwell Trophy were Andrew Lord, Dean Quinn, Mike Allen, Taylor Heyes, Jay Paul and Gareth Ravenscroft plus Manager Les Paul. Runners-Up were Alex Walton, Jamie Howell, Paul Smith, Charlie Taylor, Charlie Mudd, Aiden Lawlor and Steven Seery plus Manager Jim Pilling.
Simon Cornwell made his 1ST TEAM debut and scored the opening goal in a midweek Lancs and Cheshire League Division 2 game against Disley FC. Dave Cox got the other goal that gave United a 2-1 victory which guaranteed them promotion. Man of the Match was Richard Farnie. (17/4/2002)
Steven Seery scored a total of 46 goals in the Salford Junior Sunday League for the UNDER 10s. (Team Manager - Mike White) UNDER 12's Team Manager Andy Wilson watched his team give a quality display in the final of the Knockout-Cup but somehow go down 4-0 to Bury Juniors. (Bury and Radcliffe Junior League) (19/5/2002)
Based on the World Cup a Mini-Tournament took place at Beech Farm on Sunday 21st July 2002. Included in the list of events were :- Ladies Penalty Shoot-Out Competition which was won by Pam Jenks.
In early August 2002 next season's UNDER 15s enjoyed a four day trip to Holland where they played two friendly games against local opposition. Ryan Farrelly (2) Chris Seery, Jamie Howell and Kyle Rogers got the goals in a 5-5 with RVC Rijswijk. This was followed by a 4-2 victory over ASC Alkmaar thanks to goals by Farrelly (3) and Seery. (Team Manager-Brendan Loughrey)
Details of the MIKE CALDWELL 6-a-side TOURNAMENT 2002 held on Saturday 1st June/Sunday 2nd June and Monday 3rd June. UNDER 7s Winners - Beechfield United Runners-Up - Fletcher Moss. UNDER 8s Winners - Reddish Villa R/U - Accoutre FC. UNDER 9s Winners - Bolton County Raiders R/U - Blackpool Rangers. UNDER 10s Winners - Atherton Colleries R/U - Moston Juniors. UNDER 11s Winners - Stalybridge Celtic R/U - Bowerham Bombers. UNDER 12s Winners - Little Hulton Lads R/U - Little Moss Juniors. UNDER 13s Winners - Charlton Juniors R/U - Blackburn Eagles. UNDER 14s Winners - Trafford Juniors R/U - Beechfield United. UNDER 15s Winners - Moorside Rangers R/U -Urmston Town.
In the summer of 2002 former Beechy player Daniel Richard "Danny" Livesey started his professional career at Bolton Wanderers and made his league debut at the Reebok in a 3-2 defeat against Liverpool at the age of 17 (one of the youngest Premiership and Wanderers players ever). He only made one more league appearance and a couple of cup appearances, and joined Rochdale and Notts County on loan in 2003 and 2004, respectively. After this he joined Blackpool on loan, but in his debut he suffered a serious injury and returned to the Trotters.
Presentation Events. Friday 7th June 2002 (Masonic Hall) U/11's-U/13's-U/14's-U/15's-U/18's. Saturday 15th June 2002 (Swinton Labour Club) U/8's-U/9's-U/10's-U/12's.
AJ KESARSLEY SHIELD (Team of the Year) - UNDER 8's.