Unfortunately the under 9s couldn’t repeat their superb result from last week, going down 2-1 at home to Long Melford in the West League, despite dominating the match territorially. Matthew Sanderson scored the Bergholt Heath goal.
Our under 13s were involved in Essex Cup action for the first time ever, at home (at the Orpen Hall), to Little Thurrock Dynamos. The cup gave the manager the opportunity to try out a few different things. However the positional and personnel changes didn’t seem to upset the team and they ran out 7-1 winners – with the first 3 goals coming in the very first 4 minutes of the game! A further goal after 15 minutes allowed cruise mode to set in and the boys took their foot off the gas and the visitors pulled a goal back to make it 4-1 at the interval. Further changes during the second half – which even saw a centre back finish the game on the left wing! – disrupted the flow a little, but a further 3 goals were scored without reply. Final score 7-1. Through to the second round, which will also be at home, to Brentwood. Bergholt Heath goal scorers (minute in brackets): Owen Bernhardt x 2 (1 & 56), Antonio Sabini (2), James Holden x 2 (4 & 15), Jake Adams (38), Mickey Whittle (42). Bergholt Heath ‘Man of the Match’: Owen Bernhardt
The under 14s were also at home in the Essex Cup, to Trinity Blues from Billericay. Bergholt were 3-1 down at half time put managd to pull themselves back to 3-3. However a goalkeeping error almost on full time allowed the visitors to win the match 4-3.
With 2 players on official refereeing duty for the Essex Cup this weekend, our under 16s had to postpone their scheduled match away to Brightlingsea Regent as this meant they dropped below the required minimum to field a team.
Back to the league and out under 18’s were away to Clacton United Reds, unfortunately losing 8-0. Not much more to say about that one!
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 2nd October:
- Colchester Athletic v Under 9
- Under 13 v Gt Bentley KO 10am
- Under 14 v Heybridge Swifts KO 12 noon
- Under 16 v Alresford Colne Rangers Reds KO 2pm
- Lawford Juniors v Under 18