Feering Falcons Blues vs BHYFC Under 9s
Bergholt Heath entered into the match knowing that the hardest game of the season was saved until last against Feering Falcons.
The hosts started on the attack from the start and it took Bergholt 5 minutes to get the ball out of their own half. Despite the constant pressure the Bergholt team repelled the Feering attacks until a few minutes from half-time when the Feering attacker turned sharply in the box and struck a half-volley which gave Daniel no time to react. HT 0-1.
After all the hard work in the first half Bergholt legs started to tire and with the desire to get on level terms, the holes started to appear and Feering took advantage of this and soon scored their second. Then a third came when Feering scored a penalty following Theo’s handball in the area. Numbers four and five also followed.
Despite the number of goals conceded in the half, it was actually more even than the first half and there were a number of bright moments for Bergholt when Daniel pulled off a fantastic save and Theo came close twice to scoring.
The final score was 5-0 to Feering, which was a little harsh on the Bergholt boys given how well they played against such good opposition.
BHYFC Under 11s
Our Under 11s have finished in a respectable 4th position in the C league and therefore do not have any more fixtures this season.
Heybridge Swifts vs BHYFC Under 15s
Bergholt were down to the bare bones again this week for a variety of reasons, with just 12 players available including James Holden, who returned to action from the substitute’s bench after just one week of training following a near 4 month absence due to injury. Luke again filled in at left back due to missing defenders.
Early exchanges saw the home side, who were at full strength, try to out-pass Bergholt but the final ball generally went astray or when the strikers did get the ball, the Bergholt defence restricted them to some wayward shooting from outside the box. There was a scare mid-way through the half when the left midfielder hit a hopeful ball into the area that, due to the hard ground, bounced over Connor’s head as he came out, but luckily Jamie was on hand to clear off the line with the aid of the post. This was followed a few minutes later by Bergholt going close from a corner when the ball bounced in the area and two attempted shots from close range were blocked before Heybridge finally cleared. With around 5 minutes left of the first half, Bergholt took the lead, possibly a little against the run of play, when Ollie received the ball from Ben and hit a superb through ball for Max to chase. Max sprinted between the central defenders and hit a hard shot that the keeper could only parry and Max duly collected the loose ball to put it into the net from a tight angle. H-T: 0-1.
The second half started with Heybridge deciding to ditch their passing game and move to playing the ball long to their strikers who in turn were instructed to play the ball back to on-running midfielders. This required the Bergholt players to watch and track the runners. Early pressure saw Heybridge equalise after just a few minutes, when a quickly taken corner was crossed into the box before many of the Bergholt players were ready, and the ball was stabbed home at the second attempt. It was 2-1 to the home team shortly afterwards the striker turned well inside the area and hit a shot into the roof of the net. 2-1 became 3-1 when midfielders were left unchecked to run into the Bergholt area in support of a long ball, giving the home team 5 Vs 4, with six of the Bergholt team watching from afar, and the chance was easily converted. By now heads were dropping and a few seemed to lose interest in the game. The Heybridge fourth goal was a simple race to a long ball over the top which the striker duly won. The Bergholt manager then switched to 3 at the back to try and stimulate a response, but with a couple of minutes to go Heybridge scored their fifth and final goal when again the Bergholt box was overrun by attacking players.
Final score: Heybridge Swifts 5 – 1 Bergholt Heath.
Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Jamie Bowden – kept working hard in defence and tried to inspire his team to keep going to the final whistle.
Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 20th April:
- None scheduled – Easter break