Under 13, 0 – 9 Frinton & Walton Reds
Under 14, 2 – 5 Great Bradfords
A Bartlett, C Drage
Under 15 – match against Royal Falcons cancelled. The Under 15s now receive a bye into round 2 of the Essex Rosser Cup.
- Under 10s – away to Little Oakley Blues in the cup
- Under 13s – away to Team Player Youth in the ‘C’ league
- Under 15s – away to AFC Sudbury in the cup.
Well, the weather wasn’t exactly perfect today. What I am saying is that it was absolutely awful. There wasn’t a dry period in the match and the ground was squelching with mud. This didn’t hinder the boy’s enthusiasm though and they got to the ground full of spirit as always.
We scored after about eight minutes, after three attempts – all by different players – Aaron eventually finished a chance and the ball was in the back of the net. This was followed by a flurry of shots by the opposition, but our defenders and goalie managed to keep the score at 1-0. Matthew (our goalie) made a spectacular save, tipping the ball over the top of the bar from a free kick. The score remained the same at half time.
Three changes were made at the start of the second half with Jamie, James and Gianni coming on for Luke, Harry and Jake (Luke and Jake both came back on later in the half). After holding our lead comfortably, we conceded our first goal of the season after a wicked deflection wrong- footed Matthew in goal. We soon got back on top, when Antonio made a sprint down the pitch, held off the defender and shot from just inside the box to restore our lead. Both teams were playing well in the conditions and then in the last minute an unlucky mistake by a Sudbury player meant that they scored an own goal and we were 3-1 up. The game ended like this, and we were finally able to get out of the horrid rain, and into the dryness of the car.
Final result: Sudbury AFC 1 – 3 Bergholt Heath U10
Man of the match: Antonio Sabini
Team: M James; H Dixon (J Holden), J Hirst (L Bloomfield), J Adams (G Sabini), A Sabini, L Bloomfield (J Bowden), A Marley (J Adams)
Next match Sunday 12th October away to Little Oakley Blues in Round One of the Colchester and District League Cup.