Cougars U10s Barracks them at Bassingbourn
Bassingbourn Hurricanes 0 Buntingford Cougars U10s Whites 1
Cougars Whites started this match in a lively manner with Sam Daly and Kameron Weston causing all sorts of problems for the home side with their strong runs and smart play.
In the first five minutes Cougars had had several chances with Weston going close and forcing a save from the host’s keeper. It was the Cougars’ striker’s third attempt that eventually found the net after ten minutes as he struck a shot from about twelve yards to put Buntingford ahead.
Before the end of the second half Cougars could have added a second goal after some skilful work from Tom Carter and Josh Ridings found Shane Coyne on the edge of the area but his clever curled attempt just shaved the post.
The second half was a different affair and Bassingbourn with the wind favouring them started to cause some problems for Cougars. It was down to the quick thinking and actions of goalkeeper Max Young that kept the home side out after his bravery at the feet of his opponents saved the day.
Buntingford coped better with the wind as the match went on and managed to hold on for a well deserved away victory.
Bassingbourn Spitfires 0 Buntingford Cougars U10s Blues 7
Cougars Blues dominated their fixture away to Bassingbourn Spitfires from the fifth minute. It was the fifth minute that saw the visitors open the scoring after attempts from Jack Gurney and Nathan Anderson narrowly missed. The fifth minute opener was scored by Hayden Walley as his low shot squirmed under the host’s keeper. If Walley’s opener was a little fortuitous then his second five minutes later was much more emphatic. From the edge of the area the fiery midfielder collected a through ball, turned and smashed the ball into the net leaving the keeper with no chance.
Cougar’s third goal came just before half time after some determined play by Cougars saw a bit of a scramble in the Bassingbourn penalty area. The first player to react was Charlie Fountain who placed a great shot into the net and was visibly delighted to convert his first goal for Cougars.
The second half started pretty much as the first had ended as Cougars created more chances. The ever popular Jimmy Brown contributed with a hard earned brace before Jack Gurney scored what most would have considered the goal of the game as he dribbled past four players to slot home from close range. It was clear that Nathan Anderson wanted to be part of the goal fest and he did that as he coolly placed a long range shot into the corner in the last minute of the match.
Despite some dogged attempts from Spitfires to pull a goal or two back the resolute Luke Goodchild and Jake Votariello delivered great defensive performances as did Callum Nye with yet another clean sheet.
After the game Cougars Manager Richard Daly said “There were lots of really good individual performances today but I was more impressed with the team efforts. It all came together today and it was a joy to be a part of it”