Bergholt Heath YFC – Results w/e 2nd November
BHYFC U8s vs Wivenhoe Town
After several weeks scoring hatfuls of goals every match, this week saw less scored, with only 3 counting in the opposition net. Yet again, well done to all boys and girls who played.
Alresford Colne Rangers vs BHYFC U10s
Bergholt travelled to Alresford this week and once the boys arrived (blame the Sat Nav not the Manager…) they made the brighter opening of the two teams. In particular, Bergholt were finding success down their right with Thomas L and Nicholas linking up well. The latter in fact had Bergholt’s first effort but his shot hit the side netting.
Then the game changer…. for once the forecasters got it right and the predicted torrential rain arrived with a vengeance. So much so that the referee took the players off the pitch for five minutes until it subsided. Bergholt tried to continue to play the passing game they have been asked to but without getting another real effort on goal. They were made to pay for this when the Alresford striker hit a pile-driver from outside the box into the top corner of Daniel’s net. The hosts then doubled their lead when Daniel made an excellent point-blank save but the rebound fell kindly to the Alresford player who slammed the ball home to give the home side a 2-0 lead at half-time.
At half-time the Bergholt manager asked the team to continue to play the passes and to their credit they did and had the majority of play but once again were unable to get the ball into the net. Freddie was taking the ball from defence to attack on many occasions to set up the Bergholt attacks. They came close – Thomas H with a pile-driver which the keeper made a smart save from and then he got a hand on the shot from Ollie on the rebound. Ollie again came close when he hit the post. But incredibly, despite the dominance of Bergholt, they conceded another two goals and ended on the wrong end of a 4-0 defeat.
The weather was a major factor in the game as Bergholt seemed to be more affected by the conditions and they did not deserve to lose, let alone by such a score line. Credit to Alresford though – they managed to score with the few attacks they had.
Despite two defeats in a row, the Bergholt boys should take a lot of heart with the way they played in these two matches as it has been full of attractive football without necessarily getting the rewards it has deserved.
Bergholt Heath player of the match: Freddie Geiger – skill and strength in launching many of Bergholt’s attacks in the second half.
BHYFC U12s vs Cornard Dynamos Reds
A brace from Matt Sanderson and one from Ryan Harvey saw the boys through to the third round of the league cup.
MOM also went to Matt. Well done guys.
BHYFC U16s vs Frinton & Walton
The Under 16s welcomed back Captain Jamie for his first game since the opening fixture of the season on what turned out to be an extremely wet Sunday on the Poors field. Bergholt started brightly and the returning captain put them ahead within the first 10 minutes from the penalty spot after a hand ball inside a crowded penalty area. Bergholt continued to press with confidence that has been missing in the last few games, and mid way through the half they went 2-0 up when Cairan planted a firm header into the roof of the net following a superb cross from the left by Christian. The first half looked like it was going to finish quietly as the rain started to fall and control became difficult, however the visitors got back into the match a couple of minutes before half time when a free kick on the right was deflected and spun up into the air to drop down into the top corner. Frinton & Walton tried to seize the initiative from this goal and the half time whistle came at just the right time – with torrential rain now falling. HT: 2-1.
There was a quick turnaround at half time to try and get the game finished in ever worsening weather and the start of the second half saw the game become a bit of a lottery with all players finding the ball difficult to control. Frinton & Walton tried to get their game going again and Connor in goal was called upon to make a one handed save one-on-one with the visiting striker. However as the half wore on Bergholt found their feet again (literally!) and some superb interplay involving Leo and Cairan resulted in Tyler putting the ball into the net from close range at the far post for 3-1. Bergholt’s confidence was now back and the game was being played almost exclusively inside the visitors half. The final goal came when Christian picked up the ball centrally and left fly with a shot that bounced up off the slippery surface and appeared to deceive the ‘keeper as it went past him into the net.
Final score: Bergholt Heath 4-1 Frinton & Walton.
Bergholt Heath “man of the match”: Leo Tiffney – superb passing and running in midfield to create space.
Next Weekend’s fixtures – Sunday 9th November:
- Reed Hall Sentinels vs Under 8
- Lt Oakley vs Under 10
- Beacon Hill vs Under 12
- Cornard Dynamo Blues vs Under 16