Buntingford Under 9’s Whites travelled to Manuden and enjoyed their first win with a convincing three-nil victory. Paul Eveleigh’s tenacious troops played their hearts out and demonstrated how much they have progressed and improved as a team and individuals and did their club proud. Two goals from Jake Lemay and one from Ben Hume (both pictured) along with a superb performance from at the other end from goalkeeper Oscar Kennedy did the trick but Eveleigh made clear that it was a team performance that won it as he told Sky Sports Headquarters “They were brilliant, all gave man of the match performances and they all did cougars proud”. Meanwhile Cougars Under9’s Blues played out a close encounter with Manuden which ended in a three one defeat with Billy Pullen getting Buntingford’s goal.
Paul Skinner was pleased to get back to winning ways with an emphatic victory for Buntingford’s Under 12s over Letchworth Golds with man of the match Jack Piggott netting along with Ryan Skinner. Patrick Cahill scored with a fine solo effort and the game saw a first goal for Ryan Hicks.
Chris Adams’ Under15’s travelled to Enfield Youth who started the brightest and were awarded a penalty on 5 minutes which they converted well. It took Cougars twenty minutes to create chances and Matt Adams timed his run to perfection to head home for a deserved equalizer before half time. The game finished one apiece which was a good result for the Arnold family with cousins playing for each team.
In other games Cougars Under7’s played enjoyed a high scoring victory over Stotfold. The Under 13’s Blues ran out three one winners over Clifton Colts whilst the Under14’s lost out away to Sawbridgeworth. In the Under 16 section Cougars Blues suffered an unusual home defeat as they went down three one to Stortford Athletic whilst the Under16s Whites lost to Austen Arrowheads. Cougars Under11’s teams had a tough day as the Blues were dumped out of the County cup by Berkhamsptead five – two; Charlie Fountain and George Godfrey scoring, the Whites also exited the cup with Tom Carter scoring a consolation. Ian Jenkins Under11’s Stripes put in their best performance of the campaign as they played out an even encounter with Bassingbourn which saw Yann Boulter net twice and Freddy Cocks earn the Man of the Match accolade.