November 20 2017 15:04:48.
By Keith Long
- Junior Section Match Details 18th Nov 2017
Beechfield United Under 17's Tornadoes were involved in an amazing game with Roach Dynamos that finished level at 7-7. In the Bolton Bury and District League the teams met seven days earlier and Roach had easily won that Section B fixture 7-0. With revenge plus a better performance top priority the Tornadoes made a great start by taking an early lead then quickly making it 2-0. Ten minutes later Roach reduced the arrears but Beechy soon regained their two goal advantage. The Tornadoes lost Louis Lawrence following an injury and Harry Cottrill was absent after last weeks injury but Joe Furlong and Kai Mitchell returned adding strength to the strike force. Suddenly relaxing their grip on the match Beechy allowed Roach back into the contest and the visitors led 4-3 at half time. United's lacklustre display lingered well into the second half and the Tornadoes found themselves 7-3 down. Joe Furlong scored to make it 7-4 and this goal seemed to rejuvenate the whole team and producing a superb fightback the Tornadoes found three more goals via Joe Furlong, Taylor Schofield and Bailey Sullivan as Beechy outplayed their opponents in the latter stages.
Rewarded with a second victory of the season were the Under 15's Tornadoes who beat FC Strikerz 7-0 at Stott Lane. Beechy dominated this Section B home game and held a comfortable 4-0 lead at the break. There were hat tricks for both Leighton White and Jeanny Le Blanc with Ademola Olasanya on target with the other goal. Man of the Match was Kellan Gummery.
The Under 14's Tornadoes suffered a 3-1 defeat following their Section E home game with Lourdes FC Lions. In an evenly balanced contest after missing several chances in the first half Beechy trailed 2-1 at the interval. Charlie Wallwork scored the Tornadoes consolation goal and keeper Lucas Allen was named Man of the Match.
In the Challenge Tournament the Under 13's Thunder from Division 2 met Division 1 opponents De La Salle Devils. Knowing they faced a tough challenge the Beechy boys gave it their best shot despite De La Salle being in control of the game throughout. Thanks to some resolute defending Beechy kept it goalless for the opening fifteen minutes but they ended the first half 3-0 down. De La Salle scored two quick goals early in the second half and though this ruined Thunder's hopes of a comeback they continued to show their fighting spirit. During a twenty minute spell the Beechy players rolled up their sleeves and were rewarded with what proved to be a consolation goal via Konstantin Hristova. Beechy almost added another goal but De La Salle had scored again to secure a 6-1 victory. Sharing Beechy's Man of the Match Award were Callum Snaith and James Quinn.
Extending their unbeaten run to four games were the Under 12's Tornadoes (9v9) who had a tough Division 2 home fixture with Winton JFC Yellow. The match ended 1-1 with the Tornadoes goal coming from Man of the Match Rafael Silviera.
At Beech Farm the Challenge Tournament match between the Under 11's Lightning (9v9) and Prestwich FC Dragons proved to be a goals feast but Beechy lost by the odd goal in eleven. Man of the Match Kyle Stafford, Matthew Corry and Mikey Sylvestre were on target for an unlucky Beechy outfit.
When Charlie Harris scored a brilliant goal to add to Sam Henderson's opener the Under 11's Typhoon (9v9) looked to have done enough to win their Challenge Tournament tie at De La Salle Devils but Beechy conceded two sloppy goals and it was all level by half time. A below-par performance in the second half eventually resulted in a defeat for the Typhoon. One Beechy player who had a terrific game was Cole Winstanley.
Following their friendly match against Parkwyddn JFC the Under 11's Storm (9v9) saw their highly impressive unbeaten run come to an end. Goals for the Storm came via Caden Gibson and Georgi Georgiev while voted Best Player was Reilly Happy.
At home to De La Salle Devils the Under 10's Tornadoes faced a tough task but all the Beechy players were credited with dynamic displays in the most hard fought and entertaining match witnessed this season. In the Challenge Tournament goal scorer for the Tornadoes was Sam Rowbotham and receiving the Man of the Match award was Edward Hughes.
Oliver Cowley scored the Under 10's Storm's only goal in the Challenge Tournament home game with neighbours Moorside Rangers Purple direct from a corner. James Cadwalader was named as the Storm's Star Player.
Playing away in the Challenge Tournament were the Under 10's Hurricanes who were in action against Davyhulme Park. Lexi Hiles was voted Best Player following the match that ended with a defeat for the Hurricanes.
The Under 9's Hurricanes versus Barr Hill Aces Challenge Tournament tie was played on Thursday evening. Oliver Hall (Hat-Trick) Daniel Robinson and Man of the Match Prestley Smith fired home the goals in a Beechy victory.
At the end of their Challenge Tournament away game the Under 8's Lightning shared six goals with Flixton Junior Wildcats. The teams then faced a penalty-kick decider and Beechy were victorious after winning the shoot-out. Goals in normal time for Beechy were netted by Deenraj Singh and Oscar Mather who produced a fantastic finish. Best Player was Kaylon Salisbury who was outstanding at the back plus there was an excellent penalty save from Brandon Booth that won the game for Beechy.
Local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue were the opposition for the Under 8's Tornadoes in the Challenge Tournament. Beechy lost the match and named Jack McMinn as their Star Player for his tireless performance.
Against a well drilled Bury Amateurs outfit the Under 8's Storm lost their shape a little in the first half of this friendly match but Beechy were more organised after the break. The Storm scored goals through Man of the Match Frankie Carter, Logan Holland and Ronnie Pinckney-Thompson.
Making his first start as goalkeeper for the Under 7's Storm was Man of the Match Reuben Wardle. Beechy played De La Salle Devils at home in the Development Blue Division and in the game both Connor O'Sullivan and Ryden McHale scored a goal apiece.