Both the under 9s and the under 11s have now completed their seasons, so it’s just the under 15s left to complete theirs in the next couple of weeks.
BHYFC U15s vs Cornard Dynamos
Being their final home league match of the season, Connor missed his first ever game in goal as he was away for “Duke of Edinburgh”, and the team were also missing James Holden and Leo Tiffney.
The game started with Bergholt looking much brighter than their last game against Heybridge and they looked to take the game to the visitors with Max in particular looking sharp up front. The midfield this week, with Sam moved there from central defence, generally stopped Cornard having any time on the ball and the defence swept up comfortably anything that got beyond the midfield so much so that Tom, who was finally making his debut in goal, had very little to do other than collect a couple of through balls. Mid way through the half, after several half chances came and went, Bergholt finally took the lead when Max played in a corner, Sam and Jamie neatly switched places to draw the defenders (as practised in training), and Ciaran was left unmarked to stab the ball home from close range for his first goal of the season. The remainder of the half was played out in midfield but any chances that came were for Bergholt. HT: 1-0.
The second half started with Sam back in defence, Jamie pushed out to left back and Max dropped back into midfield. This stifled the Bergholt attacking instincts a little but the midfield and defence were totally in command with Cornard never looking looking a threat at any time. Again the half chances fell to Bergholt, including what looked like a clear penalty when the keeper took out Owen, but the referee gave the easier decision of a corner which Sam headed narrowly over the top. The closest Bergholt came to a second goal was with around 10 minutes remaining when Jamie was played in on the overlap and he whipped in a superb cross that Max rose to head powerfully goal wards, only to see the ball cannon off the crossbar and back out over the top of him. As with the first half the second was played out comfortably for a 1-0 home win that moves Bergholt up to 4th in the table with one league game to play next week vs Bures.
Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Ciaran Donnellan – tireless midfield work and finally a goal to show for all his effort.
Next weeks matches:
- Tuesday 29th April: Under 15’s League Cup semi final vs Heybridge Swifts, 7.30pm at Halstead Town. (Bergholt Heath awarded quarter final tie after Clacton were found to have played 2 cup tied players)
- Sunday 4th May: Bures United vs Under 15.