The Under 9s were at home to top of the table Colchester Athletic, but despite Bergholt turning in a good performance that pleased the manager – and holding Colchester Atheletic to 0-0 at half time, the visitors finished the game with a 2-0 win – one of the goals being a rocket from the half way line.
Our Under 13s were away to “B” league Little Oakley in the 1st round of Colchester Open Cup. The game started slowly, and Bergholt even slower, but after 10 minutes a clearance by the home team was intercepted by Aaron Marley and the ball fell kindly to James Holden to lob the keeper who was still out of his goal from taking the kick. Goal number 2 came midway through the half when Gianni Sabini brought the ball out of defence, exchanged passes with his brother and coolly slotted the ball beyond the keeper. Before half time it was 3-0 when James Hirst hit a speculative shot from distance after a corner was cleared to him – the ball being pushed into the roof of the net by the home keeper. Early in the second half Aaran Marley got on the score sheet, heading in at the far post after good work and a cross from Antonio Sabini. Midway through the half Little Oakley got their solitary goal after Bergholt conceded a free kick on the edge of the “D” – not that anyone could tell why a free kick had been given. Some strange wall / goalkeeping positioning saw the Little Oakley striker blast the ball in direct from the kick. However Bergholt were still comfortably in control despite never hitting some of the heights seen in other games, and Jake Adams completed the scoring advancing on the left to loop a shot over the keeper which bounced into the net with Owen Bernhardt on hand to ensure no defender could stop it. Final score: Little Oakley 1 – 5 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: James Holden.
The Under 14s match was postponed as Bergholt could not a raise a team due to injury and illness.
Our Under 16s were away to Halstead Town and put in a really good performance, only losing 6-0.
The Under 18s were at home to Lawford Juniors, winning an entertaining match 4-1. The Bergholt goal scorers were Ryan Fox, Callum Drage, Alex Enright and Tom Hodder.
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 22nd January:
- Reed Hall Sentinels v Under 9
- Under 13 v Heybridge Swifts KO 11am
- Halstead Town Blues v Under 14
- Under 16 v Broomfield Youth KO 2pm
- Lt Oakley Reds v Under 18