November 20 2018 20:28:20.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 17th/18th Nov 18
Beechfield United Under 16's Tornadoes maintained their Section B title challenge with a 5-2 win over Rossendale Valley. In this Bolton Bury and District League away fixture Beechy went a goal down inside the first five minutes after Rossendale were awarded a penalty. Soon after going behind the Tornadoes carved out a number of chances and a shot on target from Leighton White was half saved by the Rossendale keeper only for Dillon Barnes to smash home the rebound for 1-1. Once they were back level Beechy became the more determined side producing wave after wave of attacks and following a lovely piece of football Ademola Olusanya put the Tornadoes 2-1 up. As Beechy continued to produce some more powerful attacking soccer Rosendale Valley were totally outplayed and Ademola Olusanya created a piece of brilliance when he beat four Rossendale players only to be fouled in the area. Ademola took the resulting spot-kick himself and easily scored United's third goal then Jeanny Le Blance added to his personal goals tally for the season when he made it 4-1. Soon after Ademola who was Beechy's automatic choice for Man of the Match got his hat trick and goal number five thanks to brilliant assist from Leighton White. With the game already won the Tornadoes could play with a much more relaxed attitude in the second half. Rossendale Valley forced a couple of excellent saves from Beechy keeper George Leigh and the hosts got their second goal in the final minute.
After a 3-0 home win over Brooklands Dragons in the Timperley and District League Beechfield United Under 15's Sunday team moved up to fourth place in the Division 4 table. Man of the Match Jack Thompson was on target in the first half and Beechy led 1-0 at the break. Second half goals from Shaun Heywood and Billy Wadeson guaranteed United the victory.
At Duchy Road the Under 14's Tornadoes were on the wrong end of a 7-2 score line following their home game with Elton and Walshaw Lions. In this Division 2 North Bury Junior League fixture goals for the Tornadoes came via Max Chidgey and JJ Tinsley.
With just eleven players but no substitutes and a couple of players carrying injuries United's Under 14's Thunder team travelled to play Radcliffe Borough Aces. Despite being disadvantaged the Beechy boys with some players out of their regular position matched their opponents for twenty minutes. In this NBJFL Championship Division game Thunder conceded two goals in quick succession one from a tremendous strike. Trailing 3-0 at half time Beechy battled hard to find a way back into the match and a goal from Prince Idusuyi reduced the arrears. A possible comeback looked on the cards until Radcliffe Borough found their scoring touch again. Briefly down to ten players Thunder's all-round commitment never waned and though Beechy lost 6-3 the players had shown great character throughout the contest. Man of the Match Prince Idusuyi ended the game with a hat trick.
The Under 14's Storm who have hit a rich vein of form continued their winning streak in the Salford and District League. On Sunday Beechy were away to Manchester Maccabi for their latest Division 1 fixture and were able to celebrate an emphatic 8-1 victory. Goals for the Storm came from Archie Cooper (3) (now nine goals in the last three games) Adam Rothwell (2) Ben Garlick, Bailey Lloyd and Man of the Match Finley Share.
Creating the headlines on Saturday were Beechy Under 13's Storm who beat top of Section C team Bolton United 4-2 at Stott Lane. In the Bolton Bury and District League the Storm ended their opponents eight game unbeaten run thanks to a terrific all-round display. Beechy quickly put Bolton United under pressure and were rewarded with the opening goal scored by Tawonga Ogunleye after good work from Leo Barrett who made it 2-0 via a close range finish. Storm were playing some great football and creating chances but they were hit by a sucker punch late in the first half when due to a defensive mix-up Bolton United took advantage to score their first goal. Beechy quickly regained control in the second half and went 3-1 up when Tawonga Ogunleye was on target again but Bolton United once again reduced the arrears. But the Beechy boys kept a cool head and maintaining their grip on the game secured a famous victory with their fourth goal courtesy of Rafael Ceita. Storm's Man of the Match was Elliott McClurg-Taylor who produced a great performance at the heart of the defence.
There was a good all-round performance from the Under 13's Tornadoes in their S&DFL Division 2 home game against neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellows and the three points were guaranteed for the Tornadoes thanks you an 8-0 victory. Team Captain and Man of the Match Adam Wood (2) Bradley Oliver (3) Charlie Mulvenna (2) and Justin Suele scored the goals.
An excellent and spirited display by the Under 12's Typhoon (9v9) players against Salford United Juniors went unrewarded. In this Challenge Tournament Quarter-Final tie goals for the Typhoon from Joseph Bothamley and a screamer by Reece James were both well deserved. Goalkeeper Peter Ellis made a string of fine saves and also credited with having great games were Jamie Withington and Freddie Latham but following a non-stop dynamic midfield performance Charlie Harris was named Typhoon's Star Player. Beechy lost the tie 6-2 but all the boys can feel proud of their effort against quality opposition.
Two of United's Under 11's teams the Hurricanes and the Storm (9v9) met in the Challenge Tournament. The Hurricanes tactics of hard work, desire and keeping the pressure on Storm earned them a valid victory. Great defensive play by Tanatswa Chirwa won him the Man of the Match award and on target with the goals were Harrison Tinald, Lewis Royle and Rian Haines. The Storm who's Star Player was George Healey created moments of quality play but had no real answer to the Hurricanes overall performance.
Making it three wins on the trot in the Challenge Tournament were the Under 11's Tornadoes (9v9) who beat local rivals Moorside Rangers Reds and Beechy booked their place in the knock-out stage of the Competition in confident style. The Tornadoes had virtually won the game in the first half after rattling home six goals and though Rangers via a spirited display made play more evenly balanced after the break Beechy scored two more goals while conceding one. Oliver Percival, Edward Hughes and Owen Hogben netted a goal apiece Joel Thorndyke got two goals and Man of the Match Michael Walsh grabbed a well deserved hat trick including one goal from the penalty-spot that rounded off a superb individual performance.
Beechy Under 10's Hurricanes played a very good Stretford Victoria outfit in the Challenge Tournament. The Hurricanes had home advantage but the visitors came into the game full of confidence and they put pressure on Beechy for the majority of the first half but the Hurricanes responded with some great defending. With an inspired display from Goalkeeper and Man of the Match Oliver Dalton-Bunker Beechy looked stronger during the second half and they had chances to win the tie in normal time that ended with the teams sharing two goals and following a penalty kick decider the Hurricanes won the shoot-out and the match. Joshua Whitehead scored Beechy's goal during the first fifty minutes and on target with their penalties were Oliver Hall and Henry Errington.
Also involved in the Under 10's Challenge Tournament were Beechy Lightning and they played on Sunday when they entertained Manchester Maccabi Monsters. In this game Lightning never got out of bottom gear and unfortunately lost the tie. Enzo Patrick who was making his debut and Alfie Latham scored the goals for Beechy who's Man of the Match award went to Goalkeeper Jake Lewis.
Producing a very entertaining mini-soccer match in the Red Group were the Under 10's Tornadoes and Moorside Rangers Green. Both teams battled well throughout and it was Rangers who won the game by the odd goal in three. Man of the Match Charlie Backhouse and George Rowbotham got the goals for the Tornadoes.
In another in-house derby fixture the Under 9's Thunder and Under 9's Lightning faced each other in the Challenge Tournament. Thunder came up against the more experienced Lightning outfit who played some superb attacking soccer throughout the match and were rewarded with eight great goals. All Thunder's players were praised for their fantastic effort and special mention goes to their Man of the Match Charlie Smethurst who's class on the ball was on display all the match. Lightning's Man of the Match Jeano Baker was their main goal scorer with five, also on the scoresheet were Deenraj Singh and Kaylon Salisbury plus Goalkeeper Brandon Booth.
Playing away against Stretford Albion in the Yellow Group the Under 9's Tornadoes made it a hat trick of wins. Beechy came out on top following an exciting match that saw the Tornadoes recover from a goal down at half time. United's goals came courtesy of Josh Beddows, Martin Cholakov and Stewart Kay while George Wadeson picked up the Man of the Match award following two last ditch game saving tackles.
The Under 8's Storm whilst much improved this season gifted opponents Swinton Junior Panthers a few goals in their Challenge Tournament home game. Despite a strong performance Storm just couldn't convert their goal scoring opportunities but Connor O'Sullivan did manage to score a consolation goal for Beechy.
Recording their second victory of the season were the Under 7's team who beat Swinton Jaguars away. In an evenly balanced contest both teams produced some brilliant defending and mainly for Beechy from their female player Sophie Price and it took two special long range shots to earn Beechy the win. Aiden Gradwell's opportunist finish in the first half followed a powerful run from Jacob Wood then Man of the Match Thomas Brady during the second half scored when his shot wrong footed the Swinton Jaguars keeper. In between both goals a superb effort by Daniel Wharton hit the post.