After all the snow some footie at last and a decent set of results on balance.
Our under 8s didn’t play – the team they were originally scheduled to play are no longer in the league.
The under 12s played Long Melford at home in the league cup and won 3-2 to progress to the quarter finals. The result did not reflect the game which could have ended 10-0 as Bergholt missed at least 3 one-on-one’s against the Long Melford ‘keeper – none of the shots ending up on target – before Long Melford took the lead with their only attack of the first half, with the Bergholt keeper shovelling the ball across his 6 yard box the striker ran in and put the ball in the net with a “if you’re not going to pick it up I’ll put the ball in the net” attitude of a good striker. Having missed at least another 2 or 3 more easy chances, Bergholt scored with a much harder chance, Ronan Gallagher getting in front of his marker at the near post to steer in a low cross from Gianni Sabini. The second half saw Bergholt camped inside the Long Melford for long periods but their ‘keeper continued to keep Bergholt at bay. Antonio Sabini scored a good second and then he slotted home a penalty after Ronan Gallagher was adjudged to have been brought down in the box. Long Melford pulled a goal back with almost the last kick of the game. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Ciaran Donnellan.
The under 13s were away to Halstead in the league, but lost a close match 3-0 with the first goal coming after less than a minutes from a bad back pass and the third coming in the last minute on the break as Bergholt were trying to grab something from the game.
Our under 15s continue to struggle in the league, losing away to Alresford 10-1. James Dixey scoring the Bergholt goal.
The under 16s won away to Boxford 3-0 in the league cup, Glenn Wheeler x 2 and Adam Bartlett scoring the goals. They also progress to the quarter finals.
Our under 18s completed the fixtures, winning at home to Tolleshunt D’Arcy 5-3 in an entertaining league game despite playing with only 10 men. Jacob Hill lead the way with 2 goals, with others coming from Ben Brice, Ben Flower and Dean Bennell.
Next weekends fixtures, 19th December:
Gt Bradfords v Under 8
Under 12 v Frinton KO 10am
The under 13’s do not have a game
Under 15 v St Edmunds KO 12 noon
Gt Bradfords v Under 16
Under 18 v Feering Blues KO 10.30am