Our Under 8s had their first away match of the season as they traveled to Braintree to play Great Bradfords U8. The first half saw the home team take full advantage of the slope and they took a 2-0 lead into half-time. The second half saw Bergholt Heath come into the game and have more possession but they still couldn’t break through the resolute Great Bradfords defence and were always susceptible to the attacking threat of the home team as they sought their first goal. The home team went into a 3-0 lead before Bergholt got their first goal of the season through a penalty which was emphatically dispatched by Theo Baker. Seizing their chance to score more Bergholt pushed forward and nearly scored again but Theo’s effort smacked against the upright and back into the arms of the grateful keeper. But in the last few minutes of the game, Bergholt were once again caught out by the counter-attack as Great Bradfords added a fourth. On the balance of play the final score of 4-1 was a bit harsh on Bergholt Heath, but well played to Great Bradfords.
The Under 10s continued their superb start to the season beating Layer Colts 6-0 at home on the Poors field. An emphatic score which could have been even higher! They now sit proudly at the top of the league after 2 games having scored eight goals and yet to concede one!
The Under 14s were also at home, to Long Melford. Melford took the lead within a minute of the kick off, Bergholt losing the ball cheaply in midfield and allowing the striker far too much time and space on the left edge of the area to curl a superb shot into the top corner. This knocked Bergholt back and it took a while for them to settle down and start playing some football. The first time they really played their usual passing game, Bergholt equalised when James Holden managed to stretch to divert the ball over the line from a low cross with less than 10 minutes to go in the first half. Bergholt started to impose themselves on the game and other half chances came and went early in the second half. Not too dissimilar to last week, Bergholt were unlucky to hit the upright and then have 2 shots cleared off the line. The winner came after Mickey Whittle was brought down from behind in the area (moving away from goal), Oliver Sanderson coolly dispatching the resulting penalty. Final score: Bergholt Heath 2 -1 Long Melford. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Oliver Sanderson.
The Under 18s were away to FC Clacton, but could not continue their impressive form from last week despite having more players in the squad. FC Clacton ran out clear winners with the final score reading 4-0 to the home team.
Next weeks fixtures Sunday 23rd September:
- Under 8 v Long Melford, KO 11am
- Under 10 V Boadicea Dynamos, KO 10am
- Bures United v Under 14
- Under 18 v Frinton & Walton Blues, KO 2pm