October 27 2015 13:14:48.
By Keith Long
- Match Details October 17th/18th 2015
Beechfield United Under 12's Storm (9v9) maintained their unbeaten run and remained as Division 1 leaders after a 5-1 away win over Deans Sports. This was not one of Beechy's better performances but the players worked hard throughout the match and thanks to some excellent finishing secured a deserved victory. Deans Sports enjoyed more of the ball in the first half and showed more composure but it was United who created all the chances. Some great goalkeeping foiled Beechy on numerous occasions until a brilliant finish from Man of the Match Harry Gartley put the Storm ahead. Two more superb goals from Harry Gartley completed his hat-trick and Beechy held a comfortable 3-0 lead at the interval. It was important that United maintained their hard work and commitment and after a few more clear cut chances had been squandered Jack Thompson put the Storm 4-0 up. Hoping to keep a clean sheet Beechy were unlucky when they allowed Deans a consolation goal but Declan Hogg replied for the Storm when he was on target with the fifth goal.
Almost twenty four hours later the Under 12's Storm were in action again and producing a dazzling display in the Manchester County FA Youth Cup beat Hough End Griffins 7-1. The first ten minutes of this Round 1 tie were very even with both teams playing some attractive football but it was Beechy who made the vital breakthrough. It was the in-form Harry Gartley who scored the opening goal then he quickly made it 2-0 courtesy of a fantastic finish. Asserting their authority on the match United put their opponents under heavy pressure and Harry Gartley completed his second hat trick of the weekend but he saved the best till last when he added the fourth goal via a delightful chip over the keeper. Straight from the restart Beechy continued to carve open the Hough End defence with every attack and eventually Bobby Anderson got in on the act scoring goal number five from a George Moorhouse corner. The roles were then reversed when Bobby Anderson's flag kick was met by the unmarked George Moorhouse and his header put the Storm 6-0 up. Hough End got their consolation goal despite a foul on the Beechy keeper before the ball was put into the empty net. Bobby Anderson with his second goal of the game completed the scoring.
Still searching for their first win of the season in the Tameside Football League are the Under 17's Sunday Team. At home to current Division 1 leaders Avro FC a gutsy display by United went unrewarded and Beechy found themselves 2-0 down at half time. In the second half Avro remained in control and adding four more goals eventually won the match 6-1. Tom Stott scored United consolation goal and Kade Culf was named as Man of the Match.
There was a third successive defeat for the Under 15's Tornadoes who met neighbours Moorside Rangers Blue at Beech Farm. Joe Furlong netted a consolation goal for the Tornadoes who lost this Bolton Bury and District League Section C match 5-1.
Beechy Under 11's Thunder (9v9) had a Challenge Cup home game with Swinton Junior Panthers and making a positive start quickly put pressure on the visitors. A fantastic strike by Jake O'Sullivan opened the scoring for Beechy but Swinton Panthers found a way back and equalised. Showing real grit and determination United regained the lead and added further goals thanks to Jake O'Sullivan (fourth hat trick of the season) and Samuel Oludoyi. Early in the second half Swinton Panthers produced a strong attacking surge but Beechy defended superbly. A goal from debutant Taonga Mututa put United back in control and Man of the Match Prince Idusuyi along with the rest of the Beechy boys made sure no further goals were conceded. A deserved cup victory thanks to a superb all-round performance.
Producing another impressive performance were the Under 11's Storm (9v9) who were at home to local rivals Moorside Rangers Red. Goals from Rome Hodson and Adam Rothwell guaranteed that Beechy secured a sixth successive victory. Man of the Match was Tom Cox.
Under 10's Tornadoes Manager Dave Wood received a superb birthday present when his Beechy team produced a brilliant display in the away game against AFC Monton Dynamos. United were well disciplined throughout the match and their finishing was clinical. Despite making several substitutions Monton never controlled the game and Beechy scored some quality goals courtesy of Harley Davidson, Kaiden McLean and Charlie Mulvenna. Goalkeeper Ben Davies was credited with a fine display but it was impossible to choose a Man of the Match.
Against neighbours Moorside Rangers Red the Under 10's Storm continued their run of good form. Ben Delaney scored a couple of good goals for United who's Best Player Award went to Harrison Davies.
Sonny O'Brien, Joseph Bothamley and Jamie Withington were on target for the Under 9's Typhoon who were involved in a cup game with Moorside Rangers Green. The tie was a close affair and in the second half Rangers were rescued by their keeper who made numerous great saves. Harry Davies collected the Star Player Award.
In a terrific cup tie with De La Salle Red that neither side deserved to lose the Under 9's Hurricanes scored a winning goal with just thirty seconds left to play. Man of the Match was James Taylor and goalscorers for the Hurricanes were Georgi Georgiev, Ben Morris and Reilly Happy. Referee Conor Lydon had a good game.
The Under 9's Storm produced a much improved performance away at Barr Hill Aces and scored two early goals via Freddie Jackson and Alfie Gee. Barr Hill fought back and put some pressure on Beechy but United responded and added further goals. A brilliant pass by James Wharton set-up Josh McLoughlin for a neat finish then a wonder goal from Freddie Jackson guaranteed victory for the Storm. Charlie Harris was named Man of the Match.
For their cup match the Under 8's Tornadoes travelled to play Barr Hill Diamonds and produced some really good quick passing football especially in the second half. Goals for the Tornadoes came via Joshua Taylor, Jonathan Lowery and Ellis O'Brien-Walsh. Following a fine all-round display Aiden Lawton was voted Best Player.
Man of the Match Kylan Twigg was also the Under 7's Storm lone goalscorer in the Development Group Green home game with Ladybridge Wolves.
The Development Group Red match between the Under 7's Hurricanes and Moorside Rangers Yellow included ten goals. Man of the Match Connor McCormack, Ethan Harris, Lloyd Isles and Lexi Isles got the goals for Beechy.
Finding themselves trailing by three goals at half time were the Under 7's Tornadoes who battled back to level the score but with the last kick of the game opponents Moorside Rangers Blue snatched a dramatic victory. Blake Kerrigan and Fletcher Jackson fired in the goals and for the second time in seven days Harvey Riva was named Man of the Match.