Buntingford Cougars Under11’s Blues enjoyed another rewarding away day with lots of different scorers again as they hit Baldock Crusaders for five. The first few minutes were even with Crusaders having the best chance that was tipped over by Sam Daly but in the ninth minutes Jack Gurney galloped down the right to deliver an inch perfect cross that was converted by the impressive Lily Hall with a close range volley. After twenty minutes Cougars doubled their lead with Nathan Anderson smashing in from close range after Baldock could not clear a corner.
After the interval Buntingford added a third with Gurney scoring courtesy of a great run and an unstoppable strike before the hosts pulled one back and were then unlucky not to get a penalty. After the scare Cougars regained their three goal cushion as George Godfrey’s determination saw him score from just within the box and then the move of the game saw Jack Lally combine with Charlie Fountain and Gurney with a couple of one-two combinations before a classy finish from the diminutive striker who has now scored in all four matches this season. In the Sky Sports Newsroom a delighted Darryl Dean said “It was a good team performance today, everyone did well”
Meanwhile Cougars Under11s Whites and Stripes both put in great performances at Ashwell in the development league. Cougars Under12’s endured a rare league defeat as they went down heavily to Bedwell Rangers.
Cougars Under13s Blues enjoyed their first victory of this campaign as Richard Thorpe’s troops comfortably beat Austen Arrowheads three goals to one and Buntingford’s Under13’s Whites continued their 100% start to the season with a 3-2 away win at Barmond to keep them atop of division three. Not such good news for Kev Ridgewell’s Under14s as they suffered a heavy home defeat to Bedwell Irons.
Chris Adams’ Under15’s endured their first defeat as they lost to Welwyn Pegasus 3-2 and surrendered top spot in the demanding Mid Herts Premier League. Jason Rowley’s Under16’s Whites came out on top in a tight affair winning by the odd goal in seven against Pin Green whilst Sean Curran’s Under16’s Blues got back to winning ways in the top division as they eased to a 4-1 win away at Bishop Stortford Swifts.