Our Under 8s were away at Eight Ash Green who have a host of players being chased by professional academies – they start this young! Unfortunately the gulf in class did tell and Bergholt did not manage to score a goal, but did concede a fair few. Luckily these two clubs should not be in the same league next season.
The Under 10s were at home to Reed Hall Sentinels, but they too lost, although by only 3-1. Two of the away teams goals were scored in quick fire fashion within a couple of crazy minutes.
Our Under 14s were away to Brooklands in Round 2 of the Open Cup, in what was likely to be a close game with both teams sitting comfortably mid table in the A league. The first half was scrappy but what football there was, was played by Bergholt who came up against a very hard working Brooklands defence that limited Bergholt mainly to half chances. However two defensive mistakes in quick succession saw Brooklands take the lead with almost the last kick of the half. The second period saw Bergholt up their game and a long ball over the top from defence saw Owen Bernhardt race clear on goal, only to be brought down from behind for a penalty. Ollie Sanderson strode up to hammer the ball into the net confidently for the equaliser. Apart from a couple of corners Brooklands didn’t threaten the Bergholt goal and as the half wore on it was the visitors who had all the chances, just missing the target several times. Just as extra time beckoned, Owen Bernhardt escaped his marker in the box to finish of a good passing move for the winner – the final whistle being blown immediately after the restart. Final result: Brooklands 1-2 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Sam Clark.
The scheduled Under 18s match away to Reed Hall Sentinels was postponed by the home team due to lack of players being available.
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 24th February:
- Under 8 vs Feering Falcons KO 11am
- Long Melford vs Under 10
- Under 14 vs Halstead Town KO 10.30am
- Under 18 – No game