Buntingford Cougars Under 15’s Blues secured the Royston Crow League title on Sunday with one game to play as their only contenders Sawbridgeworth Town dropped points going down 3-1 at home to Baldock Town Templars. Sean Curran’s team did their job with a sound four nil victory away at Hitchin based FC Comets. To claim the accolade of champions before their final home game on Wednesday at The Bury is a fitting tribute to the team that lost their league final just one week before against their title contenders. The picture shows Cougars Under15’s.
Buntingford’s Under 14’s traveled down to play Enfield Youth and despite conceding three goals early on put in a shift for the rest of the match and netted twice but Chris Adam’s side could not find the equaliser. Cougar’s Under 11’s shared the spoils with Bishop Stortford Wanderers with one goal apiece to secure a third place finish with Wanderers finishing fourth. Buntingford’s Under 12’s Blues ended the season losing at home to Langford three goals to two. Cougars Under 16’s ended their Cougars career with a third placed finish to cap off a good season for Mark Watson’s team.
In the mini soccer section Cougars Under 8’s (pictured) played their festival at Melbourn and both the Blues and Whites teams did the club proud with some great performances. Cougars Under 10’s again to Ashwell with the Blues winning three two courtesy of an own goal and strikes from George Godfrey and Charlie Fountain. Ashwell reversed the scoreline against Cougars Whites in a nailbiting match that saw Cougars come back from three nil down and nearly eqialise. Shane Coyne was man of the match.
Before last weekend Cougars were playing games as most teams neared the end of the season as Cougars Under 13’s kept up their winning ways by beating Bedwell Irons 4-2 with a brace each for Nate Ridgewell and Harrison Knowles. Ryam Lewthwaite enjoyed one of his best performances of the season and man of the match went to Jake Cooley.
Cougars Under 11’s enjoyed a five two home win over Bishop Stortford Rangers whilst the Under12’s Blues saw honours evened at Letchworth.
Buntingford’s Under 14’s had to endure the journey back from Enfield with a four nil defeat ringing in their ears. Cougars Under 16s played out their last match as a three nil defeat at home to Bassingbourn.
Cougars Under 10’s played out a fantastic nine a side match at Ashwell going ahead after five minutes from Hayden Walley penalty that was struck firmly into the bottom corner. Before the half way mark Robin Harpin added a second with a determined effort from close range. Well into the second half Walley added his second of the game with a sweetly struck shot into the top corner from the edge of the area. In the final twenty minutes the hosts scored twice and were on top so it was with some relief to Cougars that the final whistle came.