Our Under 8s were up against Brooklands at home on the Poors Field. A new year but unfortunately the same old problem for Bergholt Heath who continued to have their slow start to the game and by half-time they were 3-0 down. The second half saw a much improved performance from the boys and with the defence standing firm this gave the midfield and forwards a chance to make some attacks missing from the first half. Despite the pressure Bergholt could not find the back of the net and conceded another when a clearance rebounded off a Brooklands shin straight into the goal. Final score 0-4.
The Under 10s were away to Wivenhoe Town in league cup action, and eased themselves into the next round with a comfortable 4-0 victory.
The Under 14s were at home in the league, to FC Clacton (Blues). The game started in end to end fashion and some poor positional play saw the visitors take the lead after 5 minutes. Bergholt huffed and puffed but were struggling to get their usual passing game going, and from another individual mistake after 15 minutes, Clacton went 2-0 up. This finally spurred Bergholt into action and soon after they pulled a goal back courtesy of a scrambled effort from Sam Clark after the Clacton ‘keeper had given a free kick away for picking up a back pass. Within 2 minutes Bergholt had equalised, again it was Sam Clark getting his head to a corner to head powerfully into the net. Suddenly Bergholt were full of confidence and within a few minutes two quick fire goals from James Holden saw the half time score a respectable 4-2. The second half was a much quieter affair with Bergholt in control. The 5th and final goal coming from James Holden, who completed his hat-trick around 10 minutes from time. Final score: Bergholt Heath 5-2 Brooklands. Bergholt ‘man of the match’: Max Booth.
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 13th January (all away):
- Reed Hall Sentinels vs Under 8
- Boadicea Dynamos vs Under 10
- Stanway Rovers vs Under 14
- Broomfield Yth Blues vs Under 18