Our Under 9s were away to Layer Colts in the next of their ‘end of season trophy’ games. Winning comfortably 2-0 at half time, both goals coming from Jonah Murray, the manager was able to switch things round at half time to try players in different positions. The second half was more even and despite 2 goals from the home side, further goals from Matthew Sanderson and Richard Frost saw Bergholt run out 4-2 winners.
The Under 13s were the only other team in action, at home to Wivenhoe Blues in the “A” league – after some last minute work on Saturday to get the pitch cut and marked after the contractors didn’t do it last week as instructed! Although Bergholt didn’t play particularly well – the players looking like they were still in Easter mood – Bergholt’s fist corner resulted in the first goal of the match: the Wivenhoe ‘keeper doing well to parry away a vicious in swinging corner from Gianni Sabini, only for his brother Antonio to react quickest to the lose ball by smashing it into the roof of the net from close range. Good work on the right by Owen Bernhardt saw him cross powerfully into the area for Antonio Sabini to be teed up to hit a well placed shot low into the corner of the net from just inside the area for 2-0 at half time. The second half saw Wivenhoe come out with renewed vigour and Bergholt appeared to be willing to sit back and let them attack. However mid way through the half Antonio Sabini completed his Hat-trick (goal number 24 for the season), for 3-0. Almost from the restart Wivenhoe pulled a goal back when the midfield not tracking their players let the Wivenhoe midfielders run through to join the attack and out number the defenders to score an easy jet avoidable goal. This seemed to wake Bergholt up a little and they had more shots in the last 10 minutes of the game than at any other time in the match without increasing the lead: Antonio Sabini having the pick of them with a powerful shot from at least 30 yards that thudded against the Wivenhoe bar. Final result: Bergholt Heath 3 – 1 Wivenhoe blues. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Antonio Sabini.
- Wivenhoe town Vs Under 9’s in the End of Season Trophy
- Under 13’s Vs Cornard Dynamos Blues in the Open Cup semi final at Wivenhoe Town FC, kick off 10am.