BHYFC U8s & U10s
Our Under 8s were at the University taking part in a trophy event. Perhaps due to recent good form, they were put in a group including teams who had players linked to pro-clubs. This proved a big ask for the boys and they didn’t make it through the group stage.
Hopefully they learnt from the experience.
No match for the under 10s as their opponents cancelled.
Rowhedge Juniors vs BHYFC U12s
This week Bergholt travelled to high-flyers Rowhedge Juniors missing their top two scorers Oscar and Theo and midfield dynamo Tommy.
For the first half of the match Bergholt gave Rowhedge a real shock. They took the game to the hosts and their tackling and passing were some of the best seen this season. With James solid in goal and the defence working their socks off, midfield and Ollie were able to get forward. Creating a number of chances, they found the ‘keeper in good form, but it was his unfortunate error that gave Bergholt a just reward. Thomas’s strike was superbly saved by the goalie but the ball came back with Thomas’s second effort squirming under the ‘keeper’s desperate grasp.
Bergholt nearly doubled their lead when Eddie (who due to our absentees was enjoying his role in central midfield), flashed the ball just past the Rowhedge post. HT 1-0.
At half-time the Bergholt manager impressed upon his players to continue doing what they had been doing in the first half but understand that Rowhedge would now attack with more players than before as they sought to get the equaliser. For the first few minutes of the half it was as the first with Bergholt repelling all attacks, but then it was Bergholt’s time to have misfortune strike as the Rowhedge striker and Aaron chased the through ball and the shot was saved by James but the ricochet then hit Aaron and bobbled in for the equaliser.
This goal then gave Rowhedge a big lift and they then added a second soon after before they then put the game beyond the tiring Bergholt with a fantastic strike which gave James no chance. Bergholt, to their credit, didn’t give up and still pushed forward when opportunity arose but then were dealt a final blow when Jameson was adjudged to have fouled the Rowhedge player just inside the box and the penalty was duly scored. FT 1-4.
Deflated but a proud manager
The boys came off the pitch deflated as they had given their all. They had played exceptionally well and came away with a scoreline which didn’t reflect the closeness of the game. However they have nothing to be downhearted about as they did themselves proud.
Bergholt Heath player of the match: Billy Sutton – an excellent first half against a tough winger.
Fixtures for next weekend – 4th December
- U8s Home to Stanway Rovers Blues ko 11:30
- U10s Away to Eight Ash Green Reds
- U12s Home to Stanway Villa Whites ko 10:30