The Under 9’s game away to Oyster Youth was again postponed to to a water-logged pitch in West Mersea.
Lexden Saints Blues vs BHYFC Under 11s
A tough match was expected as we faced league leaders Lexden.
We started the match not too badly, but after a while a pattern started emerging as, when Saints attacked, our marking was poor, recovery slow and the guys at the back were overwhelmed with yellow attackers. This led to us going in 5 down at the break.
Second half ,as normal was better as the boys shut down the attackers whose shots were hurried and didn’t trouble Harv.
As time went on we eventually got going and there were some passing combos up field which led to a couple of half chances. Lexden ran out deserved winners and look fitting winners of the league.
Hopefully the boys have got going again after the enforced lay off , we look forward to better things next week.
MOM went to Richard for a much improved second half performance.
BHYFC Under 15s vs Notley Youth
The Under 15’s were also facing their league leaders Notley Youth, at home. Yet again we were missing injured James Holden and Ollie Sanderson, plus Leo Tiffney, so another depleted squad.
The match started evenly although there were contrasting styles on display with Notley wanting to play the long ball and Bergholt looking to pass through the midfield. The Notley long ball system meant the Bergholt defence had to be on their toes, but there were not many chances created by the visitors. With Max playing a deeper role in midfield in place of Ollie, the usual spark was missing up front so when the passage of play swung towards Bergholt, the end product was generally missing in the final third.
The second half continued in much the same way as the majority of the first half, with the visitors having most of the possession but Bergholt looking comfortable and unlikely to concede. New signing Joe Johnson came on to make his debut and slotted in well at centre back alongside Sam with Jamie moving to left back for the first time.
Final score: Bergholt Heath 0-0 Notley Youth, Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Luke Bloomfield
Next weekends matches – Sunday 9th March:
- Under 9 No game (unless the Oyster Youth match is rescheduled)
- Cornard Dynamo Reds vs Under 11
- FC Clacton Blues vs Under 15 League Cup 1/4 Final