Bergholt Heath YFC – Results & Fixtures 4th December 2011

Our Under 9s are now on their mid-season break, due to resume in January (so we know when the snow will arrive!).

The Under 13s were away to Bures – currently top of the A league – in round 3 of the League Cup. Diversion signs that went round in circles – for a road closure that did not exist! – meant that many of the Bergholt team arrived late. In fact it was only 1 minute before kick off that the 11th player arrived, and nearly 10 minutes into the game that our goalkeeper turned up! Starting with Jamie Bowden in goal, Bergholt still looked fairly comfortable, and he can claim a clean sheet in his career as a goalkeeper! Mid way into the half and Bergholt’s remaining players had arrived and the manager could switch things around a little. However,whilst having more possession than Bures, chances were at a premium and, had the game been a league rather than cup game, it would have petered out into a tame 0-0 draw. Moving into extra time (5 minutes each way), Bergholt continued to take the game to the home team and were rewarded with a goal 3 minutes into the first half. Jake Adams providing some skill on the left to beat 2 players and cut in and shoot with his right foot. The ball hit a defender and fell kindly to Mickey Whittle to rifle the ball into the roof of the net. The remainder of the game saw Bures huff and puff, but at the final whistle the Bergholt ‘keeper had only had one shot to save all match – and that was after the flag had gone up for offside! Final Result: Bures 0 – 1 Bergholt Heath (AET). Bergholt Heath ‘man of the match’: Antonio Sabini.

The Under 14s were also in League Cup action, away to Halstead Town Blues. Unfortunately they lost 3-1.

Our Under 16s were in league action, at home to Brightlingsea Regents. Again only being able to field 10 players, Bergholt lost the match 11-1.  Matthew Pitts scoring the Bergholt goal.

Finally, the Under 18s were at home in the league, also to Halstead Town Blues. The visitors won 4-2 with the Bergholt goals coming from an own goal and Alex Bartlett.

Next weeks fixtures, Sunday 11th December:

  • Under 9 – No Game (mid season break)
  • Gt Bentley v Under 13
  • Brooklands v Under 14
  • Alresford Colne Rangers v Under 16 has been postponed as our Under 16s cannot raise a team
  • Under 18 v Wivenhoe Yth KO 2pm
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