The second half continued in much the same vein with the Tornados producing a wave of attacks and Jeanny Le Balnce’s goal put Beechy 2-1 up. United piled on the pressure but couldn’t find a third goal that could have guaranteed victory and ten minutes from time Spring View were back on level terms. A dejected Tornados outfit conceded two more goals in the final few minutes.
Salford Sports Village was the venue for the Under 11’s Storm’s Division 1 match against Broughton Community. Jack Thompson and George Moorhouse fired home the goals for United went down 4-2. Man of the Match was Bobby Anderson.
Next up was the Under 10’s Thunder in the home fixture with Deans Tigers but chances galore for Beechy went begging. The Deans keeper also frustrated United via some top quality saves and Beechy were a goal down at half time but still looking the better team in the second half Thunder found an equaliser thanks to Prince Idusuyi. Deans Tigers scored twice before a superb goal by Dominic Lawton reduced the arrears but some slack defending gifted Deans a fourth goal. More chances were wasted by Beechy though Louie Percival did manage to beat the keeper on one occasion.
Luck deserted the Under 10’s Tornados many times in their away game against Winton Wanderers. Harvey Walker netted a consolation goal for the Tornados and voted the team’s Best Player was Joe Mountcastle.
The Under 9’s Tornados opponents Winton Wanderers included some former Beechy players in their line up and the game was a closely fought contest. Following some poor defending United went a goal down but they fought back and had a chance to draw level after being awarded a penalty. Unfortunately the spot-kick missed the target and though the Tornados eventually took the lead more slack defending cost them dearly and at the final whistle a draw was a fair result. Man of the Match was Oliver Lomas for a gritty performance.
The Under 8’s Thunder travelled to play De La Salle Hawks. Goals from Reilly Happy and Reece James gave United a deserved lead at half time and in the second period goalkeeper Peter Ellis got the chance to play up field. There was lots of great passing and movement off the ball by United’s players especially Reilly Happy and Sonny O’Brien. Producing several brilliant saves was Reece James and there was some excellent ball winning tackles by Joseph Bottomley . Goalscorers in the second half were Cole Winstanley and Sonny O’Brien.
Involved in a terrific game of mini-soccer with neighbours Moorside Rangers Red were the Under 8’s Hurricanes. Three amazing goals for Beechy were scored by Tom Worthington, Oliver Coles and Dominic Roaden and sharing the Match Of the Match award were all the players.
At Beech Farm the Under 8’s Tornados played their club rivals the Under 8’s Lightning and this game proved to be a high scoring contest. For the Tornados there were hat-tricks for Jamie Withington and Man of the Match Sam Henderson plus a couple of goals for Daniel Hesketh while Liam Parry produced a superb display at the heart of the defence. In reply the Lightning players netted goals via Charlie Harris, Lucas Wood and William Anderton. Chosen as Star Player was James Williamson.
The Under 8’s Storm were away to Sale Communities Gladiators some wonderful football from United produced goals for Freddie Jackson, Jake Allen, Josh McLoughlin and Isaac Okergaghu.
There was a third successive home fixture for the Under 7’s Storm who’s latest Premiershp Division game was against Ladybridge Wolves. Thirteen goals were scored in the match and on target for United Beechy were Joshua Kilfoyle and Coby Clearly . The Storm’s Man of the Match was Oliver Percival.
On Sunday morning the Under 7’s Tornados had a home match against South Manchester FC. Struggling to find their passing and shooting skills Beechy couldn’t break down a well drilled South Manchester outfit who scored the opening goal. Thanks to a much improved all-round display in the second half the Tornados were rewarded with goals for Ellis O’Brien-Walsh and Joshua Taylor. Collecting the Star Player Award was Aiden Lawton.