Buntingford Cougars Weekly Round Up
With pitches starting to dry out most Buntingford Cougars sides were back in action.
Cougars Under 8’s travelled across the Essex border to Saffron Walden, the home of Plantation FC and played out an exciting match. lantation scored 2 quick goals in the 1st half as cougars struggled to get going. Mid way through the first half Freddie Arnold scored for Cougars from outside the box with a curling shot into top corner. Plantation added two more goals in second half to go 4-1 up but cougars battled back with a goal from Finlay Walker and a second for Arnold to set up a grand stand finish! Despite a great team effort Cougars could not find the equaliser and the hosts hung on for the win! Both sides did everyone proud with a great display of grassroots youth football.
Cougars Under 11’s comfortably beat basement side Letchworth to move to 3rd in the table eight points behind the leaders with three games in hand. Buntingford’s U12s Blues went down at home in a close game with Biggleswade three goals to two whilst the Under 12’s Whites managed a two nil win over Stevenage Boro Redsox.
Cougars Under 13s – started well at home to Melbourn Dynamoes and scored two quick goals from Harry Baker but the hosts could not hold on drawing level at half time. Both sides tried but could not find the net until 5 minutes from time when Melbourn picked up a loose ball and scored. Kev Ridgewell, Cougars Under 13s Manager said “it was a great game with Will Cracknell Cougars Man of The Match.”
Buntingford’s Under 14 s travelled down the A10 to Enfield to play Middlesex County Cup finalists Omonia in the league cup. Cougars, despite having some reasonable periods of play never really got into the game and the hosts deserved to go into the interval one nil ahead, the only real Cougars chance hitting the bar. In the second half the home side ran out worthy winners with Cougars not performing quite to their potential despite being the only team to have beaten Omonia so far this season.
Cougars Under15’s Blue went to Potton and came away with a deserved 4-2 victory despite going a goal down after some good early possession. It was Lee and Poulton who scored two first half goals that got the visitors back into the game. After the break Cougars dominated scoring twice more thanks to Josh Wyatt and a second special goal from Lee. Potton then scored a consolation at the end of the game.
Cougar U15 Whites Manager Jason Rowley took alot of positives from his team’s performance despite a 6-2 defeat as he still has his sights set on a fourth placed league finish. Rowley was particularly pleased with Paul Briffett’s solid midfield display and Sam Prior for notching a brace.
Cougars Under 16s hosted Shephall and took the lead after 10 minutes after a top draw pass from man of the match Sam Friend found George Woods , who finished superbly. Shephall then scord two to go in front before the break, the second half saw Cougars with most of the ball, but the home side could not find the equaliser and lost only their second game of the season.