Our Under 8s are still looking for their first win after coming up against a good Long Melford side. The first half saw the majority of the play in the Bergholt half of the pitch and Melford took an early lead which was doubled mid-way through the half via a stroke of bad luck for Bergholt when at a Long Melford corner, the defender’s near post clearance spun off of his foot and into the net. HT 0-2. The second half saw Bergholt trying to push forward and get into the game. However, Long Melford capitalised and added a third. The fourth goal came from a long free kick which eluded everyone and bounced into the net. Bergholt never gave up and nearly got the reward for their efforts but Theo Baker’s rasping drive was well saved by the keeper. As Bergholt tried to get something out of the game, Long Melford added to their misery by getting a fifth in the last few minutes of the game. FT 0-5.
The Under 10s were also at home, to Boadicea Dynamos, and carried on their superb start to the season winning 5-1 to stay top of the West League!
Our Under 14s were away to Bures United and came away with a creditable 1-1 draw from what was a physical battle. After a scrappy first half that saw Bures have the lions share of possession and chances with the Bergholt defence making some important last ditch tackles, Bergholt started the second half in a more positive manner. However mid way through the half a lucky deflection in the box saw the home team take the lead with the ball landing kindly at the strikers feet to blast into the net. Bergholt did not drop their heads and some good play down the left allowed Mickey Whittle the chance to hit a shot into the top near corner from around 10 yards out. The jury is still out on whether that’s where he meant it to go! The remainder of the game was played out with scrappy play and a few niggles. A Bures player was booked and another given a final warning as they tried to impose themselves on the Bergholt team. Right at the last whistle the carded Bures player got himself involved in yet another confrontation and was lucky to stay on the pitch with a Bergholt player picking up a yellow card for pushing. Final score: Bures United 1 – 1 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Sam Clark.
The Under 18s were at home on the 11-a-side pitch on the Poors Field, against Frinton & Walton, who are probably the strongest team in the division. Unfortunately Bergholt lost the match 3-1.
Next weeks’ fixtures – Sunday 30th September:
- Under 8 vs Stanway Villa Yellows KO 11am
- Halstead Town Yellows vs Under 10
- Under 14 vs Brooklands KO 10.30am
- Under 18 vs Lt Oakley Reds KO tbc