Bergholt Heath YFC – Results & Fixtures 21st October 2012

Our under 8s were away to Feering Falcons and the Bergholt boys showed their resilience this week after last week’s heavy defeat. Right from the outset they looked like a different team and matched Feering for possession, the only difference being that Feering managed to score 2 goals in the first half. All credit to Bergholt as their heads did not drop as they knew they could still get a result from the game and they were rewarded for their self-belief when James Pomphrett scored a brilliant solo goal. However, as is often the case in football, the scoring team switched off after the goal and conceded soon after. This was soon followed by another, but Bergholt rallied and were then the most likely to score next. However, this wasn’t to be and the final score was 4-1 to Feering.

The under 10s were at home to Colchester Athletic and the manager’s warning a few weeks ago that there were some hard games coming up which the team would struggle against, seems to be coming true, with an 8-0 loss (and the goalkeeper being ‘man of the match’!). At least they built up a good bank of points at the start of the season!

The under 14s were away to FC Clacton on a very wet and boggy pitch and were on the end of a 3-1 defeat.  Although the match saw 2 superb goals from the home team – one of which was a first time shot on the run from outside the area into the top corner – the match will be remembered by all that were there for an – at best dismal, at worst, biased – performance by the referee, and for the first time a Bergholt Heath manager scored the referee below the threshold at which we need to submit (and have written) a letter to the League.  The home team failed to advise Bergholt that the referee was their own appointment and that he was a brother of one of the players.  We were also advised when this information came to light that he was an FA approved referee, however we have since checked and he is not on the current FA list.  During the match the referee failed to award Bergholt a clear goal, continuously overruled his assistants to give throw-ins to the home team, and totally ignored several clear (and a few dangerous) fouls on the Bergholt players, each time saying “I didn’t see it”.  Enough said.  Bergholt Heath goal scorer: Oliver Sanderson. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Jamie Bowden.

The under 18s were at home to Maldon Saints and came away with a creditable 1-1 draw.

Next weeks fixtures Sunday 28th October:

  • Under 8 v Lexden Saints, KO 11am
  • Under 10 v Marks Tey, KO 10am
  • Feering Falcons v Under 14, League Cup R2
  • Arlesford Colne Rangers v Under 18
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