Following a few weeks without a game Buntingford’s Under10’s Whites made the trip north to Biggleswade Rovers. From the kick off Cougars looked lively playing some good football. A great move and a deliberate dummy gave Jack Hedge the chance to shoot from outside the box but his shot was well saved by the keeper. Rovers were growing into the game when Cougars broke away with pace, a great ball by Jamiu Ajasa to Noah Gibson was well controlled giving Gibson a run on goal, a low shot burst the left hand side of the net to open the scoring for Cougars.

Biggleswade continued to push forward but had little with Rocco Douglas making some fantastic tackles and playing a commanding role in defence the hosts were kept at bay. Following another Cougars move down the left involving Will Greathead and Jake Craddock a lobbed ball by Noah Gibson to Thomas Norris was rifled home.

The second half started with Cougars looking a little tired and sustained pressure from Biggleswade allowed Cougars to demonstrate some great defending, Tom Betley in goal pulled off a couple of superb reaction saves before Biggleswade scored. A few nervy few minutes followed before the referee blew the whistle. After the match Manager Danny Miles told BBCs Gary Lineker “It was a great performance by all of the team so it was difficult to pick man of the match but it went to Rocco Douglas for a fine defensive display and some superb tackles.”

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Cougars Under 10’s Blues faced Biggleswade United on a sunny fresh morning on Sunday with the bright conditions setting the scene for a great display of passing football and team spirit. The opening encounters saw Cougars pressurise Biggleswade and it was well deserved when Cougars mini soccer star Ethan Vater scored a well taken goal early on to break the deadlock before United level the score later.

From there Cougars enjoyed possession and saw lots of good play in the final third resulting in attempts on goal from Oliver Baker, Ben Maley, Dexter Cumberland and the lively Vater but being unable to finish the visitors found themselves conceding again as Biggleswade scored. Typically Cougars refused to give up and Ben Maley thumped home a rebound off their goal keeper in off the cross bar in the final few minutes. The crowd was then thrilled with some excellent saves from Tom Betley and good defending from Sam Maley and Sam Myles. Oliver Baker was presented with the man of the match award for his tireless work all over the pitch. After the game with the BBC’s Gabby Yorath Manager Danny Miles sang his teams praises saying “We lost our previous match against this team and it shows how much we have improved recently to now draw against such a good side.”

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