This report is for the matches played on 18th September and gives fixtures for matches to be played on 25th September – why not come along and support the boys?
Our under 9s got their first ever 3 points in a competitive match – in their first away game – with a 3-0 win at Bures. Matthew Sanderson scoring two and Thomas Whitlow the other.
The under 13s continued their good start to the league season with a 2-1 away win at Silver End. However the team never reached the heights of last week and had to battle hard for the win against a well organised Silver End team who came into the A league as B league champions. Antonio Sabini put Bergholt ahead from the penalty spot on 15 minutes after the ref penalised a home defender for pushing. Silver End continued to press and Bergholt struggled to get their passing going, continuously giving possession away. Silver End equalised in the second half courtesy of an own goal in a crowded area. The winner came from one of the few quality moves Bergholt managed during the game – Mickey Whittle blasting the ball into the net from 12 yards out after a decisive passing move cut the home defence apart. Bergholt managed to hold on to maintain their 100% start to the season. Man of the Match was our goal keeper Connor Welfare.
The under 14s are still struggling to get their season going with a number of new players taking time to bed in, this week going down 4-0 at home to Stanway Villa.
The under 16s, despite fielding a full team, went backwards from last weeks promising start, losing 14-1 at home to St Edmunds. 0-0 at 35 minutes, St Edmunds finished the first half with 3 goals in 5 minutes to go into the break 3-0 up. This shattered the fragile Bergholt confidence and the second half became a landslide, the only positive being another goal for James Dixey from the penalty spot.
Our under 18s managed yet another draw, this week away to Halstead Town Blues. Reece Brooks scoring the Bergholt goal.
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 25th September:
- Under 9s v Long Melford KO 10.30am (Poors Field)
- Under 13s v Little Thurrock Dynamos – Essex Cup – KO 1.30pm – Orpen Playing Field
- Under 14s v Trinity (Blue) – Essex Cup – KO 2pm (Poors Field)
- Brightlingsea Regent v Under 16s
- Clacton Reds v Under 18s