The Saturday Morning Senior Team kicked-off the New Year with a comfortable 6-2 home win over Gorse Hill Athletic. As they dictated the pace of the game United produced some top-class attacking football and gave the Gorse Hill defence a torrid time. Wes Pierce set-up David Senigla who gave Beechy the lead and he quickly made it 2-0 following a brilliant run and pinpoint cross from Phil Heyworth. An injury to keeper Dan Lee forced him to retire and he was replaced by Wayne Davies who was beaten when Gorse Hill reduced the arrears close to half-time. In the second half United stepped up a gear and the result was never in doubt once Dean Quinn had netted the third goal. With his second goal Quinn made it 4-1 then central defender Chris Lucas added number five closely followed by substitute Mark Carney who scored the sixth goal. Gorse Hill managed to get another goal late in the contest. (7/1/12)
On 29th October 2011 the Saturday Morning Senior Team cruised to an emphatic 8-0 away win over Sporting Media in the Manchester Evening News Cup. United totally dominated this Round 1 tie and the result was never in doubt thanks to some superb team work and goals from Dean Quinn (3) Wes Pierce (2) Roy Owen (2) and Mark Carney. Man of the Match was Ben Donohue.
Beechfield United’s Saturday Morning Senior Team kicked-off their 2011/2012 season on 3/9/2011 with a Division 1 home game against HBC Villa. It was the visitors who took the lead but United fought back and goals by Mike Heyworth and Gareth Burns put them 2-1 ahead at half time. HBC Villa’s constant use of the long ball tactic failed to unsettle United who won the match 5-1 thanks to further goals via Mike Heyworth, David Senigla and Dean Quinn. Receiving the Man of the Match Award was Phil Heyworth.
Despite a below-par display Beechfield United’s 1st Team rediscovered the winning formula when they beat Hollinwood CC 4-1 away. On an old style 3G Astroturf Pitch the result was never in doubt because United dominated the match from start to finish. Mike Leach scored all four goal’s but with the chances on offer especially in the second half Beechy could easily have hit double figures. Tim Taylor, Tom Carroll and Steve Erskine all produced quality performances. (10/09/2011)
Despite losing 4-2 at home to Wythenshawe Town on Saturday 3rd September Beechfield United’s 1st Team were more than happy with their brilliant start to the 2011/2012 season. They won their first four games in Division 1 and before the match against Wythenshawe Town held a three point lead at the top of the table.
All three Beechfield United FC Senior Teams held their own individual end of season “get together” and during the event’s three major trophies were presented. The individual winners were as follows :- 1st Team – MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Steve Erskine. PLAYERS PLAYER – Tim Taylor. MERIT AWARD – Jamie Sinnott. Reserve Team – MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – James Brierley. PLAYERS PLAYER – Gary Wallis. MERIT AWARD - Matthew Robertson. Saturday Morning Team – MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Wes Pierce. PLAYERS PLAYER – Roy Owen. MERIT AWARD – Gareth Burns.
LEADING GOALSCORERS. 2010/2011 season. 1st Team – Dave Leach 32 goals. Reserves – James Brierley 14 goals. Sat Morning Team – Roy Owen 31 goals.
There were no trophies presented for Leading Goalscorers.
Beechfield United’s Saturday Morning Open Age Team added the CFFL Shield to their Manchester Saturday Morning League Second Division title following a 3-2 victory over Chadderton FC on Wednesday 27th April 2011. But United’s performance in the final was lethargic especially in the first half and according to Manager Graham Rothwell he will be hoping his team give a better display when they meet Manchester Medics in the final of the Manchester Evening News Cup on Saturday 7th May.
Beechfield United’s Saturday Morning Open Age Team have a great chance of winning three trophies in the Manchester Saturday Morning League. They currently lead the Second Division by eight points and are through to the semi-final’s of the Manchester Evening News Cup and the CFFL Shield.
In the first of three recent fixtures Beechy easily secured their spot in the MEN Cup semi-final’s thanks to an emphatic 9-1 win over Redvales and Warthfold Metro. The goals came via Phil Heyworth (3) Man of the Match Gareth Burns (2) Dean Quinn (2) Wes Pierce and Andy Lord.
Then Phil Heyworth achieved his second successive hat-trick when United beat Worsley Town 8-0 in the CFFL Shield. Also on target were Mike Heyworth (2) Dean King, Roy Owen and Wes Pierce. Throughout the contest United produced some brilliant attacking football on the 3G Astroturf Pitch at Salford Sports Village.
A narrow 1-0 victory against West Didsbury restored United as favourites for the Second Division title. On a poor pitch the match proved to be a scrappy affair but Beechy were always the better side and their winning goal arrived in the 26th minute courtesy of a superbly executed free kick by Dean Quinn.
Throughout the second half West Didsbury fought hard for an equaliser but they failed to create any clear-cut chances and simply ran out of ideas during the latter stages. United’s Man of the Match was Andy Lord.