Our Under 9s were back in action for the first time since the end of November following their mid-winter break. The break obviously did them good as they won away at Long Melford – having lost the home fixture 2-1 – and scored 6 goals as well! The final result: Long Melford 2-6 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt Heath goal scorers: Matthew Sanderson x 2, Jonah Murray x 2, Richard Frost x 1 plus 1 x own goal.
The Under 13s were also away at Long Melford, in “A” league action. Bergholt started the game brightly and took the game to Melford, James Holden hitting the bar with a header from Bergholt’s first corner. Begholt continued to press into the Melford half and the home sides goal was leading a charmed life. Mid way through the half James Holden was put through clear on goal and, with the goalkeeper hesitating, he coolly side footed into the net. Half time saw the teams come off the pitch without Connor Welfare in the Bergholt goal having had to make a save. The second half continued in the same way and a few more goal mouth scrambles and a header off the line meant Melford kept the game at 1-0. With 10 minutes to go an error in the Bergholt midfield left them exposed and the fast Melford striker was put though on goal and slotted past the Bergholt ‘keeper. One-all with Melfords first shot on target! Bergholt continued to pile forward and they were rewarded with the winning goal in the final minute, Jake Adams getting onto the end of a through ball at the end a good passing move. Final result: Long Melford 1-2 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: James Hirst.
The Under 14s were in Colchester Open Cup action, away to Torquespeed. Unfortunately they lost 2-0.
The Under 16s had the weekend off as no match was scheduled.
Finally, our Under 18s were at home in league action, to Little Oakley Reds, but lost a close match 3-2. Bergholt Heath goal scorers: Alex Bartlett and Ryan Fox.
Next weeks’ fixtures – Sunday 15th January:
- Under 9 v Colchester Athletic KO 10.30am
- Little Oakley v Under 13 Open Cup R1
- Holland FC Blues v Under 14
- Halstead Town Reds v Under 16
- Under 18: awaiting confirmation