The under 9s were drawn against Tempest Blues in the League Cup, who proved last season to be tough opponents. Bergholt held their own in the first half and only a break away goal by Tempest saw them go in at half time 1-0 down. The second half saw Tempest have more of the ball, with their numbers 3 and 9 in particular looking good footballers for this age. Goals 2 and 3 came for Tempest and as Bergholt couldn’t get get going up front, another goal was scored and then the fith and final goal with the last kick of the match. Result: Bergholt Heath 0, Tempest Blues 5.
The Under 13s were also at home, but on the main village pitch at WBFC, against Brentwood Sports in round 2 of the Essex FA “Cordell” Cup. The match again gave the manager an opportunity to move things round a bit as per the last round and Bergholt were always in control of the game. First half goals from Jake Adams and James Holden saw Bergholt safe at 2-0. Owen Bernhardt was introduced at half time and he wasted no time getting on the score sheet for 3-0. With the Brentwood ‘keeper keeping the score down with some wonderful saves during the match – including a penalty – Bergholt eventually scored another through James Holden before Brentwood scored a late consolation when the Bergholt offside trap failed spectacularly! Final score: Bergholt Heath 4 Brentwood Sports 1. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: James Hirst.
The Under 14s were also in cup action, this in the League cup at home against Gt Bentley. A comfortable game for Bergholt finishing as 5-0 winners, although in truth it could and should have been double figures with a number of changes missed! Bergholt Heath goal scorers: Jack Keane x 3, Ronny Heather x 1, Ben Kensdale x 1.
Due to the opposition failing to raise a team, the Under 16s did not have a game this weekend.
The Under 18s were away at St Edmunds, losing a rough game 9-0, with the home team having 4 players booked and constantly annoying the referee. Apparently it was not a good advert for youth football.
Next weeks fixtures Sunday 16th October:
- Under 9 v Reed Hall Sentinels KO 10.30am
- Under 13 v Halstead Town Blues (LC R1) KO 10am
- Torquespeed v Under 14
- Clacton Community v Under 16
- Colchester Athletic v Under 18