U-13s – ‘C’ league
Team Player Youth 13 – 0 Bergholt Heath
U-15s – League Cup 1st Round
AFC Sudbury 2 – 6 Bergholt Heath
(A Ponsford (2), B Trood (2), J Hill, G O’Connor)
Fixtures, Sunday 19th October:
The Under 10’s and U13’s are both at HOME in the league, on the Poors Field. The Under 10’s against Marks Tey, kick-off 10am, and the Under 13’s to Bures United, kick off 10.30am. Supporters welcome for one or both teams!
We travelled to Little Oakley in increasingly thick fog and couldn’t even see the pitch from the car park!
The game started well for us and we had a flurry of early corners although we never really looked like scoring from them. Mid way through the half some good play between the Sabini brothers resulted in Antonio setting Gianni clear on goal and he rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the net with his left foot. We had some further chances but failed to put them away, whilst at the other end our defending was not as good as normal and there was some panicky clearances and three good saves by James in goal. A few minutes before half time the referee awarded a free kick to Little Oakley just outside the box. The ball was hit hard and found its way through a crowd of players and into the net for their equaliser.
The second half continued in the same way and the later parts of the first half with the boys looking out of sorts compared to normal. James made another couple of good saves before a quick break from Little Oakley saw a shot hit the post before another player knocked in the rebound. The boys found the Little Oakley keeper was as good as James and just couldn’t find a way past him, whilst at the other end our defence was looking increasingly exposed as we pushed for an equaliser – with James keeping us in the game.
The Final whistle came and the boys came off the pitch very dejected having not been at their best today against a very determined Little Oakley team. Both goalkeepers won their teams ‘Man of the Match’ awards which tells the story of an end-to-end game.
Final result: Little Oakley Blues 2 – 1 Bergholt Heath
Man of the Match: James Holden
Team: J Holden; M James, J Bowden, J Hirst (L Bloomfield), H Dixon (A Marley), A Sabini, G Sabini
Next match Sunday 19th October at home to Marks Tey on the Poors Field, kick off 10am