Beechfield United U/7’s Storm played their first game of 2020 in the Salford and District League against Stretford Vics Albion and secured a convincing victory. Kasope Alo, Rian Cox, Gino Fierro, Alfie Morris and Kai Barker got the goals in a superb all-round team performance.
The U/8’s Storm struggled to find their best form in the Yellow Group home game with Salford Storm and suffered a defeat. Brody Burns was Beechy’s Star Player.
For the second time in seven days the U/9’s Storm were in action against Team Elite. Only goalkeeper Reuben Wardle and Man of the Match Nathan Kay produced stand out displays.
On Sunday the U/10’s Tornadoes met Manchester Maccabi Sharks at SSV on an artificial surface. Tornadoes were only one goal behind at half time but Maccabi were stronger in the second half and eventually won this Blue Group game. Goals for Beechy came via Man of the Match Bailey Breeze, Stewart Kay, George Wadeson and Oliver Mather.
Booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup were Beechy U/10’s Lightning. In a three way Round Robin, Jeano Baker was twice on target as Lightning gained single goal victories over Stretford Vics Albion and Winton Warriors.
Following a hard fought end to end enjoyable game the U/11’s Lightning (9v9) drew 2-2 away at Winton Ospreys. Beechy took the lead, went 2-1 down but equalised and could have sealed victory with the last kick of the game. Sean Cosgrove and Daniel Robinson scored the goals.
Neighbours Moorside Rangers Yellows were the U/11’s Hurricanes (9v9) opponents for this Blue Group fixture. At Beech Farm the teams shared a 3-3 score line with Oliver Hall, Henry Errington and Alfie Rostron on target for the Hurricanes who voted Dillan Caldwell as their Man of the Match.
At Salford Sports Village the U/12’s Tornadoes (9v9) were at home to Division 1 leaders Fletcher Moss and following a superb all-round performance didn’t deserve to suffer a 5-3 defeat. JJLowery collected the M-O-M award and goals for the Tornadoes came via Morgan Dunne, Edward Hughes plus an own goal.
Away to Barr Hill Clubs the U/13’s Typhoon found themselves 2-0 down at half time, but rallied superbly and reduced the arrears through Igor Osarinmwaian. Typhoon equalised with a minute to go when Jamie Withington whipped in a free kick and Milonga Mututa made it 2-2 with a bullet header.
Extending their unbeaten run to seven games were Beechy U/13’s Lightning who hit double figures against Cadishead Town. Man of the Match Charlie Harris (4) Cody Brady (2) Joel Idusuyi, Daniel Williams, Patrick Tifu, Kyle Stafford and captain Liam Peers fired home the goals.
In the Bolton Bury and District League goals from Georgi Georgiev and Tawonga Chirwa put the U/14’s Storm 2-0 up at half time in the home game with Swinton Lions. But despite more chances on offer to secure a victory Storm ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 score line. Star Player was Josh Everall.
Max Shaw and Callum Snaith netted consolation goals for the U/15’s Thunder in their North Bury Junior Football League Championship Division away game against Kersal FC. Beechy lost 7-2 and this was their first time in action since 23rd November 2019.
United’s U/16’s Sunday team who’s previous match was five weeks ago played Egerton Lions away and trailed 1-0 at the break. In the second half United led 2-1 thanks Matty Bennett and Player of the Match Adam Belfield but Egerton responded and added two more goals to grab a 3-2 victory.
Match reports courtesy of Keith Long