BEECHFIELD FC: JUNIOR SECTION MATCH DETAILS (29/2/2020 & 1/3/2020)
More fixtures were postponed due to the weather but the games that were played were all on Astroturf Pitches.
Despite an improved overall performance Beechfield United U/15’s Thunder suffered a 4-1 defeat following their Championship Division home game with Milnrow Falcons. In the North Bury Junior Football League Thunder lost the game during a ten minute period just before half time. A few lapses of concentration made it easy for Milnrow to score two goals and though Beechy created some decent chances they failed to really test the Milnrow keeper. The visitors to Salford Sports Village opened the scoring but Thunder responded and Max Chidgey netted an equaliser close to half time. In the second half Milnrow added two more goals in the space of two minutes and though Thunder battled to the end they were unable to add the finish to more chances.
There was an excellent win for the U/13’s Typhoon who were at home in the Supplementary Cup to local rivals Moorside Rangers Blue. Playing against a gale force wind in the first half Typhoon were soon put under pressure but they always looked dangerous on the counter-attack and grabbed the lead through Freddie Latham. Beechy conceded an equaliser then went 2-1 up when Igor Osarinmwain got on the end of a great cross from Will Bentham and headed the ball home at the far post. With the wind behind them in the second half Typhoon created loads of chances and Jamie Withington saw an effort hit the crossbar but Beechy eventually added a third goal via Man of the Match Will Bentham. Against the run of play Rangers pulled a goal back near the end and despite a nervous last few minutes Typhoon celebrated a 3-2 victory.
U/11’s Hurricanes (9v9) Manager Ben Robinson was as “proud as punch” following his teams home victory over AFC Monton Sports in the Supplementary Competition. This was Hurricanes second game since moving to the top division in the Salford and Districts League and their opponents were last seasons cup winners. Straight from the first whistle Beechy were well organised and positive in their approach but they couldn’t capitalise on their efforts and had to share a goalless score line at the break. Displaying the same attitude and attack minded the Hurricanes were rewarded with the opening goal after a fantastic run and finish by Henry Errington but Beechy relaxed their grip on the game and let Monton Sports back into the tie and the visitors found an equalising goal. With twenty minutes still left to play both teams defended really well and created chances but the game ended in a draw forcing the teams to take spot-kicks to decide the winner and Beechy won the shoot-out and progressed into the next round of the competition. Hurricanes Man of the Match was goalkeeper Oliver Dalton-Bunker who produced a fantastic display.
Playing on Sunday were Beechy U/10’s Lightning and they were in action against Stretford Victoria in the Supplementary Competition at Salford Sport Village. Creating an epic performance Beechy were rewarded with a high scoring victory with the goals coming from all over the pitch via Brandon Booth, Jeano Baker, Brodie Mundy and Deenraj Singh. Lightning also produced some brilliant defending throughout the game and the Man of the Match award was shared by Kaylon Salisbury and Jeano Baker.