Just one match for Bergholt Heath this weekend. Our Under 13s won 2-0 away to Heybridge Swifts in the A league. The game started slowly for Bergholt, with Heybridge attacking quickly with their tall no.10 involved in most moves. Bergholt held firm and at last started to get their game going. Bergholt took the lead with their first decent passage of play after around 15 minutes when a quick incisive passing move involving James Hirst, Leo Tiffney and Ollie Sanderson saw Antonio Sabini receive the ball on the edge of the area, neatly side step 2 defenders and fire the ball into the roof of the net. Five minutes later it was 2-0 when Ollie Sanderson hit a superb looping shot over the goalkeeper from at least 20 yards. The rest of the first half passed comfortably for Bergholt.
The start of the second half saw Heybridge step up their tempo and attack Bergholt. In fact for the first 5 minutes Bergholt didn’t get out of their own half! As Heybridge pressed more players forward, gaps appeared on the break and both Mickey Whittle – one on one with the ‘keeper – and Gianni Sabini who put his shot well wide, missed golden opportunities to extend the lead. The last 10 minutes saw another period of play exclusively in the Bergholt half and with 30 seconds to go Jamie Bowden superbly slid in to clear the ball off the line to preserve the clean sheet.
Final result: Heybridge Swifts 0 – 2 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Jamie Bowden.
- Under 9 v Brightlingsea Regents End of Season Trophy KO 10.30am (Poors field)
- Heybridge Swifts v Under 13 League Cup Semi Final at Wivenhoe Town FC, KO 4pm
- Under 14 no game
- Under 16 No game
- Under 18 v Stanway Villa KO 2pm (Orpen field)