Our Under 9s continued their excellent start to the season coming out best of three goals away to Bures in the West League.
The Under 11s started their 9vs9 C League campaign at home to Stanway Villa Greens. The visitors took the lead but a gritty and determined display by the hosts saw them come out on top with a 2-1 victory.
The Under 15s also started their season in the A League this weekend, away to Notley Youth. Notley, who Bergholt narrowly beat in the semi final of the cup a few months ago, started in determined fashion and took the lead after just a few minutes when a long high cross caught in the wind and sailed into the top corner with the Bergholt ‘keeper stranded. Bergholt gradually worked their way back into the match and played the better football without creating much until Ollie Sanderson sent James Holden away with a perfectly weighted through ball. James raced clear of the Notley defence and coolly slotted the ball past the ‘keeper. Half time: 1-1.
The second half saw Notley kick off and score without Bergholt touching the ball, with the Bergholt right back seeming not to realise the game had started – watching as the player took the ball past him. Despite a desperate attempt by the central defenders to cover, the ball was passed to the other striker who finished easily. This knocked Bergholt back and mid way through the half Notley scored their third when a corner was headed back into the 6 yard box, hitting another Notley player and looping up onto the underside of the bar and down over the line. A change of tactic by the manager saw Sam Clark move up front with just three at the back. The added physical presence paid off and James Holden scored his second with a close range finished from a Sam header. This really spurred Bergholt on but it was too little too late and a couple of minutes later they fell to their first competitive defeat of 2013.
Final result: Notley Youth 3-2 Bergholt Heath. Bergholt ‘man of the match’: Jamie Bowden.
Next weeks’ fixtures, Sunday 22nd September:
- Rowhedge Junior vs Under 9
- Under – 11 No game
- Under 15 vs Wivenhoe Youth Blues, KO 10.30am