February 20 2017 23:19:44.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 11th/12th Feb 2017
Beechfield United Under 16's Tornadoes were involved in a top of the table clash with Deerfold United. Despite having home advantage for this Section C fixture Beechy were guilty of a below-par performance and suffered a 4-0 defeat. In the Bolton Bury and District League this was a real setback for the Beechy lads who are involved in an intriguing title race. When the teams met three weeks ago at their opponents ground the Tornadoes lost 3-0 and though United still occupy top spot in the table Deerfold are just one point behind with a game in hand.
Beechy Under 15's Storm played Culcheth Athletic Daten for the second time in fourteen days. United lost the previous Division 1 fixture 3-2 and Culcheth achieved a quick winning double courtesy of a 5-3 win. Goals for the Storm came from Aaron Gartley, Joe Cox and Man of the Match Tyler Davies.
In their Development Group Red Division away game with Ladybridge Leopards the Under 11's Storm missed a lot of chances that cost them a possible victory. Beechy went a goal down at half time in a very good game of 9v9 soccer but they shared a four goal score line at the final whistle. Man of the Match was Jayden Okoli who also scored both goals via two great free kicks.
Local rivals Moorside Rangers Yellow were the Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) opponents in the Development Group Yellow Division. In a fairly evenly balanced game Beechy took a two goal lead but due to a lapse of concentration Rangers pulled a goal back before half time. Beechy were slow to find a rhythm in the second half and Rangers equalised but the Tornadoes quickly found their form again and added two further goals and secure a deserved victory. Harley Kirk received the Man of the Match honour and goals for the Tornadoes were scored by Adam Wood, Oliver Lomas, Bradley Oliver and Charlie Mulvenna.
Eccles Rugby Club was the venue for the Under 10's Typhoon's away game against Winton JFC Blue. On a artificial surface the Beechy boys produced an excellent performance in the Development Group Yellow Division and celebrate a comfortable victory. Cole Winstanley led the attack superbly and was rewarded with a couple of goals. Freddie Latham added a third goal for the Typhoon while defenders Milonga Mututa and Harry Bentley were rock solid throughout.
The Under 14's Tornadoes had just eleven players available for their Section B home game with bottom of the table team Bolton Lads and Girls Club Blue. Straight from the kick off Beechy piled on the pressure on the visitors defence and it wasn't long before the Tornadoes took the lead. Winning possession Jeanny Le Blanc broke through down the right flank and hammered the ball home for a trademark goal. It quickly became 2-0 when Leighton White played a neat one-two with Joe Horrocks and the ball was in the back of the net. Firmly in control United soon added a third goal via Jacob Wilson and Bolton lads knew they a tough seventy minutes against a rampant Beechy outfit. Keeping a tight grip on the contest the Tornadoes always created chances and went 4-0 up thanks to another goal from Jeanny le Blanc. Briefly enjoying more of the ball Bolton Lads forced United's keeper George Leigh into action and he responded with a couple of miraculous saves to protect the Tornadoes clean sheet. Just before half time Beechy added a fifth goal when Jeanny Le Blanc completed his hat trick. The second half produced a similar pattern as United continued to dictate the pace of the game but George Leigh still had to make a couple of crucial saves. Quickly back on the goal trail Beechy increased their lead after a powerful cross from Jeanny Le Blanc was turned into the net by a Bolton Lads defender. Leighton White with his second goal of the game netted United's seventh goal just before the Tornadoes were reduced to ten players due to Joe Bardsley's departure (prior commitment) But the missing player situation failed to unsettle United who continued to attack at every opportunity and Beechy bagged goal number eight courtesy of Joe Horrocks. To round off a perfect day Jeanny Le Blanc via his fourth goal made it 9-0 when he completed the scoring. Jeanny shared the Man of the Match Award with Cameron Wright.
There was no joy for the Under 13's Tornadoes who played a Friendly Match against AFC Monton. Jace Whale was named Man of the Match for the Tornadoes who went down 5-0.
Still searching for their first win of 2017 are the Under 13's Storm. The Bolton and District League Section A away game at North Walkden Warriors produced twelve goals but Beechy ended up on the wrong end of a 7-5 score line. Goals for the Storm came via Bobby Anderson (2) George Moorhouse, Jacob Whitehead and Harry Gartley and voted Best Player was Jack Thompson.
Following a hat trick of defensive mistakes the Under 10's Storm found themselves three goals down at half time in their home game with Stretford Victoria. Showing a vast improvement after the break Beechy reduced the arrears through Josh McLoughlin but despite intense pressure the Storm couldn't force at least a draw. Star Player was George Heywood.
Man of the Match Charlie Harris netted two goals and William Anderton added another for the Under 10's Lightning who were away to Deans Panthers. This Development Group Green Division fixture included ten goals but it was the Panthers who won the game.
At home to AFC Monton Dragons the Under 9's Storm suffered a narrow defeat following their latest Development Group Yellow fixture. Beechy scored goals via Damian Derbyshire plus an own goal after some great pressure on a Monton defender by Grace Belcher. Collecting the Man of the Match Award was Michael Walsh.
A hat trick for Finley Fairhurst wasn't enough to save the Under 9's Tornadoes from defeat to De La Salle Devils. The Tornadoes excellent all-round performances of late continued against strong opposition. Some outstanding saves from Freddie Wardle plus a first-class work rate and high quality passing were not quite enough this time.
In the Under 8's Challenge Cup Tournament Beechy Hurricanes faced a tough test in the away game against Monton Sports JFC. The Hurricanes goalkeeper Asa Brown was voted Man of the Match following a terrific display.
Continuing their winning streak were the Under 8's Tornadoes who travelled to play Ladybridge Pumas. The teams met in the Development Group Yellow Division and Beechy goalscorers were Man of the Match Ethan Harris and Charlie Backhouse.
After their scheduled fixture was postponed the Under 8's Storm played a friendly against Ladybridge Lions at home. The Beechy lads created another high scoring display with Man of the Match Henry Jones, Harry Jones and Fletcher Jackson on target.
The Under 7's Tornadoes were away to Urmston Town Storm for their latest Development Group Yellow game. Luck deserted United during the match and they suffered from a few strange refereeing decisions. Goals for the Tornadoes came from Alfie Lacey and Star Player George Wadeson who ran the length of the pitch to score his first ever goal for the club.
For their 5v5 mini-soccer game against Majic Sports White the Under 7's Storm had just enough players available. Beechy played well throughout the contest and were rewarded with two goals via Man of the Match Shay Winstanley.
Back at Beech Farm for the first time since November 2016 were Beechy Under 12's Thunder (9v9) who's Division 2 home game was against neighbours Moorside Rangers Green. In the first half United struggled with the heavy pitch and couldn't get a foothold in the match while Rangers adapted better with the conditions and led 3-0 at the break. Beechy's overall performance improved in the second half and they reduced the arrears with a goal from Jake O'Sullivan. Rangers responded and hit back to go 4-1 up but displaying some of the old Beechy spirit the Thunder were rewarded with three goals in fifteen minutes and in fairness should have won the game. There was a hat trick for Man of the Match Jake O'Sullivan plus a goal by Prince Idusuyi.
Having no official league fixture the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) arranged a Friendly Match with Moston Stripes at Eccles College. The contest ended 1-1 with the Tornadoes goal scored by Ronan Courtney following great link up play with Sam Jones. A big influence on United's display was Jamie Butterworth who's hard working performance won him the Man of the Match Award.
Quickly putting last weeks Challenge Cup defeat firmly behind them Beechy Under 12's Storm (9v9) returned to winning ways in the Salford and District League. At home to Urmston Town Devils goals by Luke Carr, Damion Broughton and Finley Share guaranteed United a 3-2 victory and second place in the Division 1 table. Joe Newton was Man of the Match.