December 05 2018 12:53:21.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 1st/2nd Dec 2018
Away to Unicorn Athletic Phantoms for their latest Timperley and District League fixture Beechfield United Under 15's Sunday team kept their unbeaten run going via an emphatic 7-2 victory and after securing the three points Beechy moved up to second place in the Division 4 table. Thanks to goals from Fernley Davies, Mathew Bennett, Clyde Barker and Jono Devine from the penalty spot Beechy were 4-1 up at half time. The second half saw a second goal for Unicorn Athletic while United replied with further goals by Billy Wadeson, Jack Thompson and Man of the Match Clyde Barker.
Dominating their Bolton Bury and District League Section D home game with Bolton United the Under 15's Tornadoes secure a 4-0 win. Max O'Brien was the Tornadoes Star Player and goal scorers for Beechy were Jack Broadie (2) Fernley Davies and Clyde Barker.
In their second successive Salford and Districts League Division 1 Sunday fixture Beechy Under 14's Storm found themselves trailing 2-0 after ten minutes to Manchester Maccabi Galaxy. Gradually the Storm dictated the match and following some excellent attacking soccer goals from Archie Cooper (Hat-Trick) Adam Rothwell (2) Ben Garlick and Joe Newton earned Beechy a convincing 7-3 victory. Bailey Lloyd was named Man of the Match.
The NBJFL Under 14's Thunder versus Stretford Victoria Championship Division match was a game of two halves with Beechy on top in the first half and Stretford Victoria taking charge of the second thirty five minutes. In this away fixture Thunder didn't produce their best form while their opponents appeared slightly more committed to winning the game and at the final whistle had secured the three points. On target for Beechy who lost 5-4 were Prince Idusuyi (2) Jake O'Sullivan and Harvey Walker.
Following their NBJFL Division 2 home game with Littleborough Yellow the Under 14's Tornadoes suffered their third successive defeat. Beechy who lost the game didn't name a Man of the Match but there were special mentions for both Callum Looby and Ben Brown.
Beechy Under 13's Storm who met Bolton Lads and Girls Yellow at Stott Lane played throughout this Section C match with just ten players. Storm started really well and took a deserved lead thanks to a fine finish into the bottom corner of the net by Leo Barrett and enjoying a greater share of the ball Beechy were soon leading 2-0 when the lively Leo Barrett scored again. Following more good football from Storm Jayden Okoli added Beechy's third goal via an easy tap in at the back post. Storm were slow in finding their rhythm in the second half and briefly allowed Bolton Lads back into the game and the visitors managed to reduce the arrears with their first goal. Beechy were quick to respond and Tawab Ogunleye was on target for the Storm who led 4-1 but Beechy gifted Bolton Lads a second goal. Quickly regaining control Storm clinched a fully deserved 5-2 victory and the three points when Tawab Ogunleye completed the scoring. This was a great team performance in horrible conditions and sharing the Man of the Match award were Ben Delaney and Elliott McClurg-Taylor.
Both Under 12's 9v9 teams were in action in their respective Divisions in the S&DFL. The Under 12's Typhoon celebrated their first Division 2 win of the season when they produced a stylish display that ensured a comfortable 7-2 away victory over Urmston Town. Producing a superb midfield performance was Man of the Match Sam Henderson who scored two goals plus there were great performances by both stand-in keepers Reece James (2 goals) and Sonny O'Brien (1 goal) Also on target were Joseph Bothamley and Jamie Withington and there was a brilliant goal line clearance from Daniel Hesketh.
Highlight of the Division 3 match between the Under 12's Lightning and Boothstown Clarets was a wonder goal scored by Beechy youngster Kyle Stafford. Beech Farm was the venue and Lightning were guaranteed a 4-2 win thanks to other goals from Jake Barrington (2) and David Olidoy. The teams Star Player was Josh Harris.
Following a fully deserved hard fought victory over Manchester Maccabi Falcons in the Red Group the Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) stretched their unbeaten run to ten games. A well taken goal by Sam Rowbottom in the 10th minute was reward for Beechy's early dominance in this Sunday home game. But a spirited Maccabi Falcons produced a positive reply and thanks to two goals one a delightful free kick the visitors held the lead at half time. It took almost twenty minutes of the second half before the Tornadoes equalised after the Falcons had survived an attacking surge from Beechy who had seen six efforts hit both post and crossbar. When the cool Finley Fairhurst finally fired home the equaliser the Tornadoes were expected to go on and easily win the match but once again Maccabi Falcons fought back and regained the lead. Undeterred Beechy continued to put pressure on their opponents and from a resulting corner the ball appeared to hit Edward Hughes on the side of the face and roll over the line. With six minutes remaining the Tornadoes won another corner and after controlling the ball on his chest Edward Hughes drilled it low into the corner of the net for Beechy's match winning goal. Maccabi forced three successive corners and the Tornadoes had to produce some resolute defending before they could claim the victory. This was another great all-round team effort and the Tornadoes added determination and resilience to their growing list of attributes. Man of the Match was midfield ace Edward Hughes for a tireless hard working display.
Another Beechy Junior who scored a wonder goal was Under 11's Hurricanes 9v9 player Rian Haines and his goal plus two from Harrison Tinald saw Beechy recover from three goals down against AFC Monton Dragons. The Hurricanes let this Yellow Group game slip out of their grasp and eventually lost the match. Man of the Match after his sheer hard work and industry was Ethan Mangwiro and there is a special mention for Lexi Hiles for her remarkable goal line headed clearance.
Also in the Yellow Group Beechy Under 11's Storm (9v9) lost their away game at Swinton Junior Lions. Edward Lucas was voted Man of the Match and goals for the Storm came via Damian Derbyshire and Saul Tagoe who scored with a superb lob over the keeper from 25 yards.
On a pitch described by Manager Mark Rowbotham as a mud bath the Under 10's Tornadoes met FC Bridgewater Cosmos in the Challenge Tournament. Beechy's new formation looked good and the boys played like a team and their passing and communication was excellent but unfortunately the Tornadoes lost the tie. Man of the Match went to Ethan Harris.
At home on Sunday were Beechy Under 10's Lightning who played Deans Youth Tigers in the Challenge Tournament. Putting early pressure on their opponents Beechy took an early lead and in an end to end game Lightning snatched victory in the last five minutes. In poor conditions the whole team were tremendous throughout and on target with goals for Beechy were Enzo Patrick, Sean Cosgrove and Charlie Green. Man of the Match went to Lewis Dean who was outstanding on his return to the team after a three month absence due to an injury.
Producing probably their best performance so far this season were the Under 10's Hurricanes and every single player contributed to Beechy's win over their physical opponents Deans Youth. There were outstanding performances by Henry Errington and Man of the Match Amaan Khan who scored the best goal this season with an unstoppable thunderbolt free kick. Amaan was credited with two goals while also on target for the Hurricanes were Alfie Rostron and Oliver Hall who netted via a superb header.
Facing a tough task in their Yellow Group home game with Swinton Sharks were the Under 9's Thunder boys who found themselves three goals down within ten minutes. But Beechy battled bravely against the odds and though they lost the match Thunder were rewarded with three good goals. Charlie Smethurst and Lewis Milburn scored their first goals of the season and Swinton Sharks conceded an own goal after a fine run from Karell Thomas. Taking home the Man of the Match award was Charlie Nuttall.
Local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue were the Under 9's Lightning opponents when the teams met at Beech Farm for their Blue Group fixture. Beechy produced a fantastic first half performance and could have been at least three goals up but they came up against a Rangers keeper who had a brilliant game. Losing concentration towards the end of the match Beechy conceded a couple of goals in quick succession. On the scoresheet for Beechy were Man of the Match Deenraj Singh and Oliver Eckersley and currently Lightning are playing some great football.
Despite a great all-round performance the Under 8's Storm lost by the odd goal in five following their home game against Salford United Stars a penalty the deciding goal. There were two more goals for Ryden Coward who seems to score with every shot on target at the moment. Storm's Best Player award went to Connor O'Sullivan.
One thing you are guaranteed watching games involving Beechy Under 7's are goals galore but as yet United's players haven't grasped the need to score more than their opponents. In the Division 1 home game with Swinton Jaguars that produced seventeen goals Beechy made a slow start and conceded three early goals before rallying to get back in the match with goals from Jacob Wood and Man of the Match Oliver Cooper. The opening period of the second half was fairly even and both teams scored again with Aiden Gradwell on target for Beechy from the penalty-spot but Swinton Jaguars added further goals via numerous counter-attacks.