Cougars U8’s Biblical at Shefford Saints
Buntingford Cougars found themselves victims of the wet conditions again with just the Under 8’s and the Under 14’s able to represent Buntingford at the weekend.
Cougars match of the weekend was played out by the Under 8’s Whites as they travelled to play Shefford Saints over the Bedfordshire county border and on the 3G artificial surface put in a sterling performance. The enthusiastic crowd saw goals from both teams including first goals for Cougars Ben Hume and Jake Lemay. Manager Danny Skipp was really pleased with the Whites U8’s effort as he said after the game “The determination and commitment from this team makes me so proud. Oscar Kennedy was tireless, the hard work from Carrie Grinyer and Isla Eveleigh was an example to everyone and Paddy Mitchell did so well. Ben Hume and Jake Lemay scored but the whole U8’s Whites team are a real credit to their families and our community, we are so proud of them.” Danny is pictured with some of Cougars Under 8’s who played at Shefford.
Meanwhile the U8’s Blues did equally well to find the net on four occasions in a real end to end affair against Shefford Saints. Cougars goals all came3 in the first half with Archie Prior on the score sheet along with a hat trick from top scorer Finlay Walker.
On Sunday Cougars Under 14’s put in a shift in a competitive league cup encounter with Enfield. On a pitch that was heavy the Buntingford lads dug deep and forced errors from the visitors to win despite a trio of well taken goals from the team from down the A10. Min Lancaster and matt Adams were Herculean in the midfield and really made the difference whilst the result was secured courtesy of two Sid Arnold spot kicks and great goals from Matthew Inman and Luke Garrett. Under 14’s Gaffer Chris Adams was pleased in the post match interview saying “after a little while off the boys took a some time to find each other but once they got into a rhythm they played some impressive possession football and in a tight affair once again our strong team ethic made the difference to deliver a great end result.”