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HistoryBuntingford Cougars is a youth football club in Hertfordshire where children of all abilities can have fun. It’s a safe environment where everyone is valued, respected and encouraged. We’re proud of our FA Charter Standard Club Award. And we’re committed to the FA’s Respect Initiative. Since 1971, we’ve worked with local businesses, schools and parents to build a club we can be proud of. See the Club Rules & Club Handbook.

All our volunteers, managers, coaches and referees are CRB checked. We’re a trusted part of the local community. So whether you want to volunteer or are looking for a team that’s right for your child, you’ll find Cougars has a lot to offer

JoinIn 2011, Cougars celebrated their 40 Year Anniversary, and in 2012 a Cougars team won the Hertfordshire County Cup Final, a first for the Club.

And the following year, they did it again and won the 2013 County Cup Final. Well done from everyone at the Club.

 

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COVID-19 Update: Suspension of matches - Statement issued 13th March 2020 To all club members, players, parents, coaches and helpers, Yesterday afternoon Boris Johnson addressed the Country on the Government’s strategy in dealing with the coronavirus and their advice...

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Cougars U9s vs Bishops Stortford Blues, Saturday 24th October, away

Wick, Willis, Crockford, Chaplin, Brown, LoGiudice, Burletson, Luca, Slade

A brace from Willis and one from Crockford for Cougars against Bishops Stortford.

The players played out of their comfort zone today, playing in different positions but put in a fine, consistent performance. They played as a team, working really hard. The coaches were very proud of the team.

Well played Cougars!
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Cougars U9s vs Shephall Oranges (again), Saturday 24th October, Away

Deane, Plumb, Tidy, Walker, Hopper, Loxton, Malyon, Jouini

Deja vu for Cougars up against the exact same team as last week and already their third match up this season.... It must be said the ground was "heavy" for the mid morning kick off. Almost as "heavy" as the hand sanitiser on offer....

Birthday boy Loxton was leading the line and linking well with Hopper and Deane early on with Walker providing the midfield steel. Loxton had an early left foot strike drift wide after a Deane pass.

Malyon, once again was keen on the drag back in his own penalty box - the parents less so! Plumb, his partner in defence had to make a great block to keep Shephall at bay before a Tidy triple save showed why he was between the sticks.

Hopper was excellent on the left. From one throw in, he turned his man and freed Jouini but his shot was wide.

Plumb took up keeping duties next with Walker dropping to the back and Deane filling in the midfield role. The football was looking good with some really inventive passing. Deane on the right was putting in some great crosses and Malyon playing up front now was close on a couple occasions.

Into the second half and Cougars looking to turn possession into goals. They had Shephall penned back but a succession of corners didn't create a clear opportunity.

Deane was battling and won possession, turned and shot but saw it saved. The footwork from Jouini and Hopper on the left was fantastic - the ball stuck to their feet! Some chances from distance but the Cougars still scoreless heading into the last quarter.

It was still all Cougars but on the heavy pitch it was difficult to get clean openings. Deane had a dipping shot from outside the box but just wide. Would they score?

You knew they would! Loxton with a lung busting run down the right, squared and the keeper could only parry and Deane was waiting to tuck home from 2 yards. Deane almost returned the favour with his corner just poked wide by Loxton at the death.

Player of the match for Deane for his endless running and late goal.

Cracking game from both teams. Well played all.
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Buntingford Cougars U7s Whites vs Thorley Manor U7s
Saturday 17th October, Away

Oscar, Tommy, Mason, Stan, Louie, George, Grayson

The U7s Whites were eager to impress in their first ever league game at Thorley and didn’t disappoint.

The Whites started the game with high intensity and attacking play which continued throughout the whole game.

It took Cougars only a few minutes before they broke through with a goal from close range. The goals came a plenty after this, with great build up play to many, as this young team starts to gel and put their hard work learnt in training to the test.

Cougars saw much of the possession in this game, with the whole team spending a lot of time on the ball and making creative runs into space, showing the coaches and spectators the potential this young team has to offer.

Cougars showed great enthusiasm as they scored further goals - both individual goals and team goals.

Goal scorers were Stan, Tommy, Mason, Louie
POM: Stan
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