The second of our summer tournaments saw us enter 2 Under 9s teams into the Tiptree 5-a-side tournament. In 2007 we had entered one team only as a pre-cursor to our first season as Bergholt Heath, and had won the U8s age group. This season, as all the boys were available, we decided to keep them all happy by having 2 squads of 6 – drafting in a couple of extra players to supplement our normal squad of 10.
Luckily the two teams were drawn in separate groups and both managed to get through into the semi finals. By luck, as both finished second we were also kept apart in the semi finals (winners of each group playing the runners up in the other). The first team lost in their semi final but the second managed to win and ensure we had a Bergholt Heath team in the final for the second year running. They went on to play the team the others had lost to in their semi final, running out 2-1 winners having gone a goal down, Matthew James scoring the winner!