Beechfield United FC senior and Junior weekend results
By: Keith Long.
Beechfield United's First team made the long journey to Derbyshire and despite producing a dynamic performance in their latest Manchester Football League Division One fixture they needed two goals inside the last fifteen minutes to force a 2-2 draw with Chapel Town FC.
On a superb playing surface United created moments of memorable football but they were continually let down by some erratic finishing.
Chapel Town were gifted the opening goal in the 18th minute and somehow they still managed to hold onto that slender lead at the interval. United had the better of the early exchanges in the second half though they allowed Chapel Town the luxury of taking a lead 2-0 against the run of play but United made a couple of substitutions and this had a major effect on the remainder of the match.
The Chapel Town keeper was forced to work overtime as United continued to produce some outstanding attacking moves and finally Gareth Mooney got a goal back when he hammered the ball into the corner of the net from 20 yards.
Then Jack Fitzgerald was on target with the equalising goal and brave defending by Chapel Town during the last five minutes robbed Beechy of a victory. United's Man of the Match was Tim Taylor.
United's Reserves also drew 2-2 after their home game against Chapel Town Reserves. Despite a few personal changes United still had a strong line up on view and they made a positive start to the contest.
United outplayed the visitors during the early stages and were disappointed when Chapel Town grabbed the lead just after the half hour but a fine opportunist's goal by James Brierley soon got Beechy back on level terms.
As the second half developed there were good individual performances from Steven Griffiths, Stephen Davidson and Man of the Match Dave Simmons and United took a 2-1 lead coutesy of substitute Mike Banwo in the 65th minute. But eleven minutes later Chapel Town equalised thanks to a superb solo run and quality finish by their No10.
The Open Age Saturday morning team made it two successive victories following a 4-3 away win over Worsley Town. On a rain soaked pitch United made a dream start when they led 3-0 after only thirteen minutes via two goals by Man of the Match Wes Pierce and one from Dean Quinn.
Worsley Town who were a good team going forward but looked weak in defence pulled a goal back on 17minutes. The home side began the second half full of confidence but Wes Pierce completed his hat-trick when he gave United what looked a comfortable 4-1 lead, then an own goal raised Worsley Town's hopes of a comeback.
They started to dictate the pace of the game and after they scored their third goal United looked edgy and were forced to do some serious defending in the last ten minutes. M-O-M was Wayne Davies.
Beechfield United Juniors
Beechfield United U/8's Storm looked highly impressive in their game against Flixton Juniors Red. Beechy hit goals courtesy of Harry McLellan, Callum Doyle, Shaun Hartley and Jack Foxley. Man of the Match was Jack Conway.
Following their first official game of the season with Deans Tigers Josh Holker was the U/8's Tornados lone goalscorer and he also received the Best Player Award.
There was a fantastic match between United's U/9's Storm and Tornados teams which finished level at 1-1. Both teams who were a credit to the club produced some fantastic football. Owen Hesketh was on target for the Storm plus Mitchell Nolan was M-O-M while the Tornados goal came from Louis Potts and their Best Player was Connell Griffin.
A great start to the season for the U/9's Hurricanes who played some super soccer that earned them a 9-1 win over Swinton Juniors Red. M-O-M Ross Kinsey scored four goals Millie Edwards got two and there was one each for Max Melia, Katden Brierley and Tyler Davies.
Despite a fine display the U/10's Hurricanes went down 3-0 at Boothstown Eagles. United's best player was Ewan Peacock.
The U/10's Tornados were comfortable 6-1 winners of their home game with North Walkden. After a quiet first half United stepped up a gear a gave a polished performance that featured a superb display by Man of the Match Harry Cottrill. Goalscorers were Jack Farrell (3) New Boy David Salsbury (2) and Josh Reynolds.
In the North Bury Junior League the U/11's Storm beat Roach Dynamos 3-1 at Beech Farm Playing Fields. Jake O'Brien (2) and Tom Battersby got the goals and Jack Davies collected the Best Player Trophy.
A hard working display by the U/12's was rewarded with a 4-3 away win over Moorside Blue. United recovered three times after being a goal down and it was Tom Stott who hit their match winner. Lewis Massey, Connor Hill and Callum Wonta were the other goalscorers and Man of the Match was Joe McGee.
Jordan Smith, Jack Oakden and Nathan Ward scored the goals for the U/13's Storm who's magnificent display produced a 3-2 victory away at Barr Hill Aces.
The U/13's Tornados made it ten goals scored in two games when they won 5-3 away at Wythenshawe Amateurs (A) On target were Ben Lockett (3) Louis Duff and Luke Mather. Defender Bradley Conway was chosen as M-O-M.
On the wrong end of an amazing 8-6 scoreline were the U/14's who met Langworthy Juniors away. Man of the Match Luke Tonge (4) Jack Ryan and Remy Maxwell fired in the goals.
Following a brilliant all-round performance the U/14's Girls team were worthy 2-0 away winners over Bury FC Girls and both goals scored by Danielle Farrand and Aimee Wallace came in the first half. In the second period as Bury Girls made a brave fightback United defended superbly and they were indebted to stand-in keeper and Player of the Match Emily Johnson who made some superb saves.
Thanks to some bright and inventive football the U/15's earned a 3-2 home win against Sale Communities. Ashley Sykes and John Ridyard had given United a 2-0 lead but the visitors got a gift goal just before half time. Ben Armstrong put Beechy 3-1 ahead and they were cruising to victory until a late second goal by Sale Communitites caused a few anxious moments just before the final whistle.
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