April 13 2017 21:07:21.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 8th/9th April 2017
Despite having just nine players available Beechfield United Under 17's fulfilled their Timperley and District League Youth Bundesliga Division away game against Lymm Rovers Pumas. Full credit to all the Beechy boys who gave 100% commitment throughout the game and though United lost 2-0 a draw would have been a fair result. Daniel Hickey was named the teams Star Player.
Still on course for a trophy winning double in the Bolton Bury and District League are Beechy Under 16's Tornadoes. Following their penultimate Section C fixture Beechy secured three vital points via a 4-2 home win over Rossendale Valley that kept them on top of the table. Joe Furlong and Mason White (penalty) gave the Tornadoes a 2-0 lead and though Rossendale Valley reduced the arrears Mason White was on target again to put Beechy 3-1 up at half time. In the second half Charlie James made it 4-1 before the visitors added their second goal though their goalscorer being yards offside when he received the ball. On Saturday 22nd April the Tornadoes who have home advantage play Whelley Alexandra Hoops in the semi-final of the Players Cup.
Back in action in the Timperley and District League were the Under 16's Predators who hit double figures in their Division 1 away game with St Johns Roses. Following an evenly balanced first half the Predators held a narrow 4-3 lead at the interval but totally dominating the second period Beechy eventually won the match 11-4 and moved into second place in the table and with games in hand are ready for their title challenge. Goalscorers against St Johns were Man of the Match Liam Egerton (5) Brandon Kent (2) Joseph Lydiate (2) Jace Winspear and Ethan Haynes.
A consolation goal scored by George Moorhouse was just reward for Beechy Under 13's Storm who's latest Bolton Bury and District League Section A fixture was a home game with Standish Panthers. Sam Sanders received the Man of the Match Award following the game that United lost 3-1.
Beechy Under 12's Thunder (9v9) met Moorside Rangers Red in a local derby match and found it tough going against the Division 2 leaders. Thunder produced a spirited display but suffered a heavy defeat. Jake O'Sullivan and Prince Idusuyi scored a goal each and sharing the Man of the Match Award were Jacob Lacey and Taonga Mututa.
At Beech Farm the Under 11's Storm played a Friendly Match against the Under 12's Tornadoes. All the players involved enjoyed the game and the great weather. Man of the Match for the Storm was Cameron Booth but there was no award issued by the Tornadoes who's goalscorers were Alan Kay (2) and Ronan Courtney.
In their Thursday evening home game with Barr Hill Aces a disappointed Under 12's Storm (9v9)outfit held what appeared to be a winning 3-1 score line with ten minutes left to play in this Division 1 encounter. But Beechy conceded two goals in the time remaining and had to settle for a 3-3 draw. The Storm stay top of the table currently holding a four point lead over second place team Deans Sports who have four games in hand. United's Man of the Match against Barr Hill was Bailey Lloyd while the goals came via Damion Broughton (2) and Luke Carr. Beechy were on cup duty for their next City of Salford League fixture when they met Manchester Maccabi Galaxy in the Supplementary Tournament. Luke Carr (4) Bailey Lloyd and Joe Irvine got the goals as the Storm secured a comfortable 7-2 victory. Adam Rothwell was voted Best Player.
Rediscovering the winning formula were the Under 11's Tornadoes who were away to AFC Monton Dragons in the Development Group Blue Division. On target for the Tornadoes who won this game that produced five goals were Oliver Lomas, Harley Kirk and Bradley Oliver. The teams Star Player Award went to Theo Valentine.
Extending their impressive unbeaten run to four games were Beechy Under 10's Lightning. At home against Prestwich Junior Dragons in the Supplementary Tournament United produced some great football in a stylish all-round display. Man of the Match Demi Jones, David Olidoy, Charlie Harris and William Anderton scored the goals.
Thanks to a superb performance in the Supplementary Tournament the Under 10's Typhoon were guaranteed victory over Winton JFC Blue. Playing at home Beechy grabbed an early lead via a goal from Jamie Withington. Both Cole Winstanley and Daniel Hesketh produced some terrific runs down the flanks and supplied some great crosses as the Typhoon kept the pressure on their opponents. Ronan Mullen helped himself to four goals and Man of the Match Award and Jamie Withington got his second goal from the penalty spot.
Away to Ladybridge Hurricanes for the second time in fourteen days were the Under 10's Storm. The previous fixture was a cup game but on Saturday morning the teams met in the Development Group Red Division. On their opponents astroturf pitch Beechy who only had seven players equipped themselves well against a very good Ladybridge outfit. The Storm went a goal down but the referee should have stopped play due to an injury to a Beechy player. Ladybridge quickly added a second goal though this didn't deter the Storm's players who continued to work hard against the odds. A superb effort from Josh McLoughlin came close to reducing the arrears when the ball dipped just over the crossbar. The second half was fairly even with both defences well organised but Ladybridge managed to score a third goal. Beechy heads didn't drop as the Storm pushed for a consolation goal that came via a penalty. Late in the game the referee spotted a foul on Harry Backhouse and Sonny O'Brien fired home the resulting spot-kick.
There were mixed fortunes for the Under 8's Hurricanes and Under 8's Tornadoes in the Supplementary Tournament. Away against Swinton Junior Tigers the Hurricanes lost for the first time in four games after a match that produced thirteen goals. Lexi Hiles collected the Best Player Award and on target with goals for the Hurricanes were Lloyd Hiles and Daniel Robinson.
Also playing away were the Under 8's Tornadoes and they were guaranteed victory over Ladybridge Pumas thanks to a late match winning goal. Goalscorers were Harvey Riva and Ethan Harris and voted Man of the Match following a solid defensive performance was Matty Cox.
Both Under 7's teams had home games in the Supplementary Tournament. The Under 7's Storm played AFC Monton Cobras and were in great goalscoring form. Attacking their opponents straight from the kick off the Beechy boys were rewarded following some top-class soccer. The goals were shared between Man of the Match Frankie Carter, Noah Thorndyke, Logan Holland and Harry Whitter.
There was also a goal feast in the Under 7's Tornadoes versus Urmston Town Storm tie. Every Beechy player produced an accomplished display but the Tornadoes lost the game by the odd goal in nine. Ace marksman Alfie Lacey scored all four Beechy goals.