November 13 2018 13:11:07.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 10th Nov 2018
Following a 6-2 home win over bottom of the table team Tiki Taka Madrid in the Bolton Bury and District League the in-form Beechfield United Under 16's Tornadoes went six points clear at the top of Section C. Beechy started the game by creating a continuous wave of attacks and deservedly took the lead when from a corner Jacob Wilson floated the ball to the front post and Jonathan Mayingi sent a powerful header past the keeper. The Tornadoes went 2-0 up via a header from Leighton White after a great bit of play and accurate cross by Jacob Wilson who was also featured in the move that led to the third goal. Jacob delivered another great corner that was met by Mylo Thornton and he guided the ball into the corner of the net. Tiki Taka Madrid reduced the arrears when the unlucky Dillon Barnes deflected the ball into his own net. A similar pattern developed in the second half with Beechy getting a quick fourth goal courtesy of Jeanny Le Blance. The visitors to Stott Lane were then rewarded with their second goal but the Tornadoes soon regained control and Man of the Match Leighton White scored goals five and six to complete his hat trick and the scoring and guarantee Beechy three vital points.
Dominating their Bolton Bury and District League Section D away game with Bolton United were the Under 15's Tornadoes and in what turned out to be a feisty match Beechy were good value for their 4-1 victory. Goal scorers for the Tornadoes were Mathew Bennett, Charlie Wallwork, Harry Fletcher plus Man of the Match and Birthday Boy Fernley Davies.
Following a North Bury Junior League Division 2 bottom of the table clash between Beechy Under 14's Tornadoes and Middleton Lads Purple it was the Tornadoes who were celebrating via a narrow 4-3 win. A hat-trick from Man of the Match Max Chidgey and an own goal made up United's goals tally.
Also in action in the North Bury Junior League were the Under 14's Thunder who were at home to Roach Dynamos Orange in the Main Cup and United went out of the competition after a heavy defeat. Unfortunately throughout the game Beechy were second best all over the pitch and to add insult to injury Thunder also missed from the penalty spot.
Maintaining their impressive unbeaten start to the season were the Under 14's Storm who were away to AFC Salford Juniors in the Challenge Tournament. Following the match that was played on a 3G Astroturf Pitch Beechy celebrated a 6-0 victory after a superb all-round display and goals by Archie Cooper (2) Adam Rothwell, Samuel Oludoyi, Joe Newton and Man of the Match Manu Mouanda who scored his first ever goal for the team from the penalty spot.
Away to Whelley Alexandra Wanderers in the Players Cup the Under 13's Storm made a confident start to this 2nd Round tie. Beechy opened the scoring with a great goal from Tawab Ogunleye after some good work on the wing by Jayden Okoli. Whelley Wanderers quickly found an equaliser but the Storm were able to regain the lead courtesy of Johnny Walsh and Beechy remained 2-1 up at half time. Playing some superb football after the break Storm took a 4-1 lead when Jayden Okoli supplied a good finish then Johnny Walsh fired home a great goal from the edge of the area. Suddenly Whelley Wanderers started to adopt a more physical approach to this cup tie and added a second goal. Tawab Ogunleye who caused problems for the opposition throughout the match was on target again when he made it 5-2. Whelley Wanderers responded and made it 5-3 then Leo Barrett got himself on the scoresheet before Man of the Match Tawab Ogunleye was rewarded with his hat-trick followed by a a fourth goal for Whelley Wanderers that completed the scoring. This was a great display from the Beechy lads who booked their place in the quarter-finals.
After suffering a rare defeat seven days earlier Beechy Under 12's Lightning (9v9) re-discovered the winning formula with a 7-2 away victory over Winton JFC Blues. Matthew Corry was voted Man of the Match and goals for Lightning in this Division 3 fixture were scored by Jake Barrington(hat-trick) David Olidoy (2) Zane Davies and Kyle Stafford.
Guilty of a dreadfully slow start in their Division 2 away game at Wythenshawe Celtic were the Under 12's Typhoon (9v9) who found themselves five goals down at half time. Showing a massive improvement after the break Typhoon earned a consolation goal through Jamie Withington. Man of the Match for Beechy who lost 7-1 was Harley Bentley.
The Under 11's Storm (9v9) who's last official fixture was 20/10/2018 were obviously short of match practice when they met Barr Hill Clubs away in the Challenge Tournament. Beechy who lost the tie gave their Man of the Match award to Cobey Cleary while Saul Tagoe got Beechy's only goal.
Finding themselves trailing by three goals inside fifteen minutes Beechy Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) had to dig deep to avoid defeat in their Challenge Tournament away tie at AFC Monton Sharks. The Tornadoes pulled a goal back when Joel Thorndyke got up higher than all the Monton defenders to score with a great header. Then taking advantage some indecisive defending was Beechy midfielder Edward Hughes who calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. Beechy were still a goal down at half time but putting sustained pressure on their opponents the Tornadoes eventually found an equaliser after Oliver Percival volleyed the ball over the keeper. The momentum was now in Beechy's favour and they pushed hard for another goal but following a counter-attack Monton Sharks regained the lead with barely ten minutes to go. Showing real character and determination the Tornadoes got back level when Edward Hughes won the ball in midfield and held off challenges by two Monton defenders and drilled the ball home. With seven minutes remaining the Monton keeper made a mess of an attempted save and parried the ball straight at Finley Fairhurst and he produced an accurate finish to give Beechy the lead again. Oliver Percival guaranteed the Tornadoes a famous victory with goal number six three minutes from the end. Sharing the Man of the Match award were Joel Thorndyke and Charlie Chute.
Jai Devani-White scored a consolation goal for the Under 10's Lightning in the Challenge Tournament fixture with Parkwyddn Phoenix. This was Beechy's home game and after the match Alfie Latham was named the teams Best Player.
Facing their biggest test to date were the Under 10's Hurricanes who met a very strong AFC Monton Sharks team. There were moments in this Challenge Tournament game when the Hurricanes played some good football but they were guilty of conceding a couple of sloppy goals. Manager Ben Robinson said after the match the players got complacent at times and though they adapted mentally they just didn't give Monton a more tougher game but overall an OK performance. Dillan Caldwell, Alfie Rostron and Oliver Hall got the goals for Beechy who voted Joshua Whitehead as Man of the Match.
Playing on Sunday the Under 10's Tornadoes suffered their first official defeat this season in the Salford and District League. Against South Manchester Sports in the Challenge Tournament the Tornadoes held the lead but with five minutes to go and thinking the tie was won lost concentration and let in three soft goals. The defeat took the gloss off Beechy's overall performance that included some great passing and a superb display from keeper Asa Brown. Goal scorers were George Rowbotham, Matty Cox and Thomas Robinson who scored a fantastic solo goal when he ran almost the full length of the pitch before firing the ball past the keeper.
In their Challenge Tournament away tie against FC Bridgewater Bulls the Under 9's Thunder were a goal up after about ten minutes thanks to a good run and finish from Karell Jose-Thomas. FC Bridgewater fought back and got two goals in quick succession then Beechy conceded an own goal that gave the hosts a two goal lead at half time. Though Thunder conceded three more goals in the second half the final result overshadowed Beechy's dogged display. PJ Scott was outstanding at the back and he took home the Man of the Match Trophy and once again goalkeeper Caleb Horrocks made several world-class saves. Charlie Smethurst who made his debut was magnificent and Archie Gridlestone tackled everything that moved. A first win of the season for Thunder is not very far away.
The Under 9's Challenge Tournament cup tie between Beechy Under 9's Lightning and Moorside Rangers Reds failed to produce a single goal in normal time. The teams took part in a penalty kick decider and during the shoot-out a brilliant save by Lightning keeper Brandon Booth guaranteed Beechy victory. Kyle Tandy was Man of the Match and there was a solid defensive performance from the boys plus goal scoring opportunities were created.
There was another high-scoring display from the Under 9's Tornadoes who faced neighbours Moorside Rangers Red in the Challenge Tournament. Stewart Kay opened the scoring after ten minutes and when the whistle went for half time the Tornadoes held a healthy four goal lead. In the second half Beechy scored two more goals before Rangers got what proved to be their consolation goal following a free kick but the Tornadoes responded and added two late goals to secure an emphatic victory. Defenders Dylan Courtney and Colin Twardak shared the Man of the Match award and goal scorers for Beechy were Josh Beddows, Stewart Kay, Logan McFeely and Martin Cholakov.
A penalty-shoot out was needed to decide the winner of the Under 8's versus Salford United Stars Challenge Tournament match and it was Beechy lads who came out on top. Harry Wallis scored two goals and was also voted Man of the Match.
Faced with another tough game were Beechy Under 7's and once again the boys showed signs of improvement. The passing of the ball was better and the players defended more as a unit but unfortunately they didn't have their shooting boots on in this Division 1 game against De La Salle. Man of the Match Aiden Gradwell scored two very good goals one a long range lob over the De La Salle defence and the their goalkeeper.