Bergholt Heath win the Under 14 League Cup Final

BHYFC Under 14 team after winning the League Cup
Celebrating the League Cup & Open Cup double

A very proud Simon Ashurst reports on the final match of BHYFC’s 2012/13 campaign.

Bergholt Heath Vs Wivenhoe Youth Blues: Under 14 League Cup Final

Well what can I say? We have gone unbeaten since November 18th – 16 games – but this one epitomised our heart and belief.

We faced Wivenhoe Youth Blues in the League Cup Final, hoping to win and do the Under 14 Cup double and it was a really tough game.  The league runners up are obviously a good team and it was going to be a tough ask to win with two players out injured in James Holden and Max Booth, who have both been exceptional for us this season.  However the 13 players we did have available showed that we are a squad full of belief and desire, giving everything they had to win this final.

I can’t go into too much detail as it was a game that could have gone either way and was quite tense, but we had the slightly better of a 1st half that saw very few chances.  Connor commanded his area well throughout the game and only had to make one comfortable save in the first half whilst at the other end James Hirst had a similar effort before Ollie flashed a cross across the goal mouth that looked to be heading in but was turned into his own net by a Wivenhoe defender under pressure from Leo. So we went into the break 1-0 up.

The second half was again a very close affair as both defences dealt with everything that came their way. There was some good football played at times, but when the ball got near either penalty area there was never a clear sight of goal and any shot was either from distance or wide and didn’t trouble the keepers. Owen had our best effort on goal which was well struck but dipped into the keepers hands. It was a hot day and Wivenhoe piled on the pressure but our boys ran themselves into the ground to make sure they protected the lead we had and stop them getting the equaliser. The final whistle was greeted by a huge cheer and we celebrated our achievement of the cup double which is a rare thing at any level, and a perfect finish to a great season.

Again it was a game where every player had a brilliant performance but it was James Hirst who got many of the parent’s nods for MOM as he typified the desire and effort that we showed. He was often there to win the ball in front of the defence and drove forward at every opportunity.

I just want to thank each and every player for their efforts this season.  They have certainly deserved their medals.

Simon Ashurst – U14 Manager

The 2013/14 season gets underway on 8th September – if you are interested in finding out more about the club then please check them out on our local football page.

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