On a crisp, sunny Remembrance Sunday afternoon at the picturesque venue of Bures, which kindly hosted the home match scheduled for the Poors Field, Bergholt Heath Under 8s got their best result of the season and finally ended their losing run. After a minute’s silence, impeccably observed by players and spectators alike, the first half was a very even affair with both defences getting the better of the forwards. The second half saw Bergholt Heath have slightly the more possession and opportunities on goal but they just couldn’t turn this into actual goals. A very enjoyable game to play in and watch. FT 0-0.
Unfortunately the Under 10s match away at Wivenhoe was postponed by the home team due to an “unplayable” pitch – interesting considering the Under 14s were there on the pitch next to it, and they both looked in very good condition!
Away at Wivenhoe, the Under 14s turned in yet another lacklustre display, especially in midfield, which is becoming a too regular occurrence. Right from the first whistle midfield passes were going straight to the opposition and runners were waltzing their way through to be up against the Bergholt defence 3 or 4 times in the opening minutes. However against the run of play, Bergholt won a free kick for a foul on Ollie Sanderson a good 30 yards from goal. Ollie dusted himself off to fire a shot high into the net for a lead that to be honest was undeserved. Wivenhoe continued to plug away and from yet another attacking move, they equalised with a low shot into the corner of the net. Just before half time Bergholt got their noses in front again, courtesy of an own goal – the defender firing into his own net as he chased a long through ball. Presumably he was trying to put it out for a corner. HT: 1-2. Half time saw the manager remind the players of their jobs, but within two minutes of the second half Wivenhoe equalised again when a corner hit a Bergholt player and bounced into the net for the second OG of the match! After this Wivenhoe had their tails up and it was back to the first half pattern when it became Wivenhoe vs the Bergholt defence and goalkeeper – who continued with his first half display pulling off another 3 or 4 top class saves. Mid way through the half it was 3-2 to the home team when the striker was played through on the right channel and he turned to shot a superb shot from an angle. 4-2 came 10 minutes from time when the left winger was allowed space to hit an inviting cross into an area full of players who had taken a chance to flood forward without the Bergholt players going with them, and the striker headed powerfully into the net. Bergholt had just one clear cut opportunity a few minutes from time, but the ball was rolled the wrong side of the post with the goal unguarded. Final result: Wivenhoe Youth Blues 4 – 2 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt ‘man of the match’: Connor Welfare.
The only home match of the weekend at 2pm on the Poors Field, saw the Under 18s comfortably beat Feering 2-0.
Next weeks fixtures Sunday 18th November:
- Oyster Youth v Under 8
- Under 10 – No Game
- Under 14 v Cornard Dynamo Blues, KO 10.30am
- Layer Colts v Under 18