Unfortunately two of our teams had their matches – both at home – postponed this weekend as the opposition could not raise a team (worrying for this time of the season!): The under 13’s Vs Stanway Rovers and the under 15’s Vs Frinton & Walton.
Our under 8’s played their first home match in the “non competitive” league against Stanway Rovers on the Poors field. The boys all enjoyed themselves.
The under 12’s played their first away match of the season against newly promoted Frinton & Walton. Having been comfortably 2-0 up in the first half, a sloppy goal was given away and then they had to play uphill and against the wind in the second half. Frinton & Walton played some long balls into the box and having survived some close shaves it was no surprise when Frinton & Walton equalised. The manager changed formation to 4-4-2 which steadied things, and although the home team continued to have most of the possession it was a little more composed. With around 5 minutes to go Gianni Sabini broke down the right and crossed for James Holden to score the winner from close range. Final result F&W 2 – 3 Bergholt Heath. Scorers: Frinton & Walton: Edward Dooley, James Dafion. Bergholt Heath: Matthew James, Leo Tiffney, James Holden. Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’ – Jake Adams.
The under 16’s team lost 5-1 away to Cornard Dynamos. Unfortunately there was a bit of ‘handbags’ in the match and one of our players was sent off for retaliation. The Bergholt Heath scorer was Joshua Claydon.
Our under 18’s also lost a close match 2-1 at home to Colchester Athletic Reds, the winner being a speculative long range effort that almost disappeared into the clouds before dropping down beyond the goalkeeper, bouncing on the line and back up into the roof of the net. Bergholt Heath’s scorer was Leo Reid.
Next week’s fixtures:
Under 8 v Marks Tey KO 10.30am, Poors Field
Under 12 v Lexden Saints KO 10am, Poors Field
Stanway Rovers v Under 13
Clacton United v Under 15
Under 16 v Brightlingsea Regent KO 12 noon, Poors Field
Tolleshunt D’Arcy v Under 18