Our Under 9s played 2 matches this week to finish their season in the ‘end of Season Trophy’. The first was the rearranged way match Vs Clacton United on Wednesday evening where they lost 2-1. The second match was also away over the weekend, at Long Melford, where they won 2-1 with goals from Matthew Sanderson and Thomas Whitlow.
Just the one match for our Under 13s, which should have been been played at Wivenhoe on Sunday, but was switched to the Poors field due to waterlogging at Wivenhoe after the change had been approved by the league. A quick grass cut and white line marking on Saturday afternoon got the pitch ready for a 10am kick off. The start of the match saw Bergholt uncharacteristically wobbly and if it hadn’t been for Connor Welfare in goal, Bergholt would have been at least 2-0 down inside the first 10 minutes. Bergholt slowly settled and Ollie Sanderson finished from close range to give Bergholt the lead, against the run of play, after around 15 minutes. Ollie then scored his second from the edge of the area 10 minutes later which should have settled things down. However Wivenhoe were given a way back into the game right on the stroke of half time when some poor play all round by Bergholt gave Wivenhoe the time and space to attack and score a fairly easy goal. Two half time substitutions saw Bergholt have a better shape in the second half, but another mistake saw the Wivenhoe striker get through on goal only to be brought down in the box by the Bergholt ‘keeper (probably a sending off in the professional game). However he picked himself up and made amends by diving full length to his left to tip the penalty round the post to preserve the lead. This was pretty much the only opportunity Wivenhoe had in the second half. Bergholt scored another goal when James Holden got free on the right and whipped in a lovely cross for Ben Ashurst to score his first ever goal with a first time finish into the net at the far post. Final score: Bergholt Heath 3 – 1 Wivenhoe Blues. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Connor Welfare.
- Tuesday 8th May: Under 13’s Vs Stanway Rovers, kick off 6.30pm
- Sunday 13th May: Stanway Rovers Vs Under 13’s