Our Under 8s didn’t play as they are still on their mid-winter break.
The under 12s, struggling with injuries and illness, lost 3-2 after extra time away to Cornard Dynamos Reds in the Colchester Open Cup. Bergholt took the lead playing with the wind in the first half, James Hirst scoring with a wind-assisted lob after the ball fell to him outside the area after a corner had been cleared. One goal was not enough playing with the wind but although Bergholt managed to hit the post twice, the team lost impetus and began ‘ball watching”. The second half saw Cornard attack with gusto (like the wind!) and, despite some resolute defending at the back, with 15 minutes to go Bergholt found themselves 2-1 behind. A late equaliser by James Holden, put through by Leo Tiffney, meant extra time. However by this time the players who were not 100% fit were really struggling and it was no surprise when Cornard scored a third and winning goal. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Jamie Bowden.
Out under 13s had another good win – and clean sheet – also in the Open Cup, winning away to Brightlingsea Regents 3-0. The result could have been even more emphatic as Brightlingsea hardly managed an effort on goal in the whole match. The Bergholt Heath goal scorers were Keir Brown, Callum Sells and Cameron Siedlecky.
The under 15s – including 3 substitutes – had their best match of the season narrowly losing 3-2 at home to St Edmunds in the league. Things are finally looking up and it’s unfortunate that they could not get their first points of the season in such a close match. The Bergholt Heath goal scorers were Jack Dowrick and James Dixey.
Our under 16s also lost 3-2 at home in the league, to Cornard Dynamos. Callum Drage and Tom Hodder scoring the Bergholt Heath goals.
The under 18s did not have a game this weekend as the team they were due to play has now withdrawn from the league.
Next weeks fixtures 23rd January:
Under 8 – No game
Under 12 v Wivenhoe Blues, KO 10am
Holland Blues v Under 13
Under 15 – No game
Broomfield v Under 16 Open Cup R1
Under 18 v Reed Hall, KO 10.30am