Just 3 teams playing this weekend as our Under 9s are on their mid-winter break, and the under 16’s did not play as they didn’t have enough players available.
Our Under 13s, currently sitting in 5th position in the “A” league, were away to Gt Bentley. A bright start saw Bergholt camped inside the Gt Bentley half and take the lead in the 5th minute via a header from Antonio Sabini from a corner whipped in by his brother. Unfortunately such an early goal had a negative affect and the midfield in particular stopped working. The last action before half time saw midfielders yet again not going with their runners and a Gt Bentley player broke through to score the equaliser. Following half time words from the manager, Bergholt came out for the second half in much more determined style and a more combative performance saw Bergholt comfortably win the match with goals from Mickey Whittle, Antonio Sabini’s second, James Holden and Jake Adams. Final result; Gt Bentley 1 – 5 Bergholt Heath. The win pushes Bergholt up to 3rd in the league, still with games in hand on the 2 teams above them. Bergholt Heath ‘ man of the match’: James Hirst.
The Under 14s were also away, to Brooklands. Unfortunately they lost the game 2-1.
Finally, our Under 18s were at home to Wivenhoe Youth, but despite taking the lead in the first half through Alex Enright, they lost the game 2-1 with Wivenhoe’s winning goal coming 10 minutes before full time.
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 18th December:
- Under 9 No game
- Under 13 v Stanway Rovers KO 10am
- Under 14 v Holland Blues KO 12 noon
- Under 16 v Long Melford KO 2pm
- Under 18 v Colchester Athletic Reds KO 2pm (Orpen Field)