Our under 9s are still on their winter break and the under 13s match at home to Stanway rovers was postponed – a 50/50 decision re a frozen but thawing pitch, but the referee came down on the side of Stanway Rovers who were desperate to have the game called off as they arrived with only 10 players!
We therefore start with the under 14s who also played at home but the later kick off allowed the pitch to thaw more and the (same) referee was happy to allow this one to go ahead. Unfortunately the visitors, Holland FC, ran out 5-3 winners. The Bergholt goals were scored by Liam Donnelly, Fawaz Olaboye and Adam Levinson.
The under 16s, yet again only fielding 9 players, lost 14-1 at home to Long Melford Reds. the Bergholt goal was scored by T Buckley.
Finally, the under 18s were also at home but lost 3-0 to Colchester Athletic.
First games in the new year – Sunday 8th January, are:
- Under 9 – No game
- Long Melford v Under 13
- Torquespeed v Under 14 Open Cup R1
- Under 16 No game
- Under 18 v Lt Oakley Reds KO 2pm