All teams were scheduled home matches this week on the Poors Field, on an extremely wet and cold day!
First to kick off were our Under 10s versus Halstead Town Yellows. Bergholt passed the ball extremely well and ran out very comfortable 6-1 winners with Richard Frost scoring 5 of their 6 goals.
Next up were the Under 14s on the main pitch, in a League Cup round 3 match against Frinton and Walton. The game, especially in the first half, was scrappy, as both teams tried to find their touch after several weeks of postponed games. In a largely uneventful first half both teams had half chances and periods of possession that came to nothing. In fact the only noteworthy event was Bergholt’s central defender Sam Clark going off with concussion after being stuck in the face by a shot hit from just 2 yards away. He went off to be checked out at hospital after feeling dizzy and sick – but, thankfully, was feeling much better by the evening. The second half saw Bergholt playing with the wind and they started to impose themselves on the match. 10 minutes in and Bergholt were awarded a penalty after Owen Bernhardt was pushed in the box: Ollie Sanderson stepping up to blast the ball hard into the corner of the net. 1-0. In what seemed an extremely long half for the supporters, stood frozen on the touch line, eventually (but actually only about 10 minutes later), Mickey Whittle got himself free inside the box to side step the final defender and slot the ball past the visiting ‘keeper. Following a goal mouth scramble with around 5 minutes to go, the ball again fell to Mickey Whittle who hit a powerful shot from the edge of the 6 yard box against the underside of the bar. The ball dropped down and hit the ‘keeper for an unfortunate own goal. The rest of the match was played out in midfield – in fact the visitors didn’t really have a clear shot on the Bergholt goal in the second half. Final score: Bergholt Heath 3-0 Frinton & Walton. Bergholt ‘man of the match’: James Hirst.
Back to the ‘mini soccer’ pitch and the Under 8s also hosted Halstead Town. The Bergholt manager was pleased with their first half showing and in fact for the first time this season the Bergholt Under 8s finished a half in a winning position. Unfortunately they couldn’t keep it up and by time full time came around they had conceded a few goals to lose the game. At least they know the feeling of winning a half and this will give them encouragement for next season.
The final home match was our Under 18s at home to Layer Colts. By this time the rain had turned to sleet and then snow, and the wind had also picked up. In atrocious conditions it was the visitors who adapted better and they ran out 3-1 winners.
Next weeks fixtures Sunday 17th February:
- Eight Ash Green vs Under 8
- Under 10 vs Reed Hall Sentinels KO 10
- Brooklands vs Under 14 – Open Cup Round 2
- Reed hall Sentinels vs Under 18