On 26th February the Under 8s were at home against Holland Reds and came away all square. The under 10s were away at Stanway where Villa came out deserved winners. The U12s were home against Oyster and had the same scoreline as the 8s.
BHYFC U12s vs Oyster Youth
Back at the Poors field again Bergholt hosted Oyster Youth looking to gain revenge for a defeat earlier in the season.
The game was between two teams with contrasting styles – Bergholt like to play the ball on the grass, passing the ball up the pitch, whilst Oyster play a more direct route utilising the strength and ability of the big striker. The opening exchanges typified this with James and Freddie getting good success down the wings with good service from Tommy and Theo.
However, it was from one of the through balls from Oyster that their striker got the better of the defence and slotted the ball past James. 0-1. They were celebrating again when Bergholt lost the ball in midfield and they beat the hosts’ offside trap James came out to smother the through ball but the ball squirmed free of his grasp and the striker had an easy task to roll the ball into the net. 0-2..
Bergholt dusted themselves down and tried to get a goal back and did so when Freddie’s persistence saw him wriggle free of two defenders and his shot (toepoke) went through the ‘keeper’s legs. 1-2. However, rather than this being the catalyst for a comeback, Bergholt were soon two goals down again when they fell asleep from a Oyster throw and the striker chipped James from the edge of the box. HT 1-3.
The Fightback starts
At half-time the Bergholt manager told the boys to concentrate on the positives out of the first half and to cut out the mistakes and from the kickoff they looked a much tighter unit. The ball was passed much better and the defence coped better with the long balls. They got their reward when a free-kick was awarded about 3 metres outside the box and Tommy stepped up and delivered the perfect strike as the ball flew into the top corner – the current goal of the season. 2-3.
Bergholt then looked to get the equaliser and took more control of the game but it looked like it was never coming as opportunities came and went, until three minutes from time when Tommy’s corner was flicked on by James P and, as he so often is, Oscar was in the right place at the right time, to knee the ball in for the equaliser. FT 3-3.
Well done to Bergholt for the fightback to get the draw but it feels like 2 points dropped rather than 1 point gained.
Fixtures 5th March
This week sees an exciting fixture as the development squad led by Gareth Minter, have their first taste of football. Good luck!
- Development Squad at home to Purple Dot squad ko 10:00
- U8s at home to Colchester Athletic ko 11:30
- U10s at home against St Edmunds Blues ko 10:00
- No match for the 12s, enjoy your week off boys.