Dale Brett was happy with Cougars U8s Stripes start to the season which saw a great performance against Hitchin Hornets. It didn’t take long for the Stripes to score via Henry Turner before some great defending from William Barr and Aiden Broci and a great save from Ronan McGuire in goal kept the Hornets at bay. Beau Lampard and Henry Dowsett were solid in Midfield and helped Turner break through to score again. Oliver Curran then added to the scoreline before Turner completed his hat trick. After another interval Curran completed his double before Turner scored fourth. After the game rookie Coach Dale Brett told Sky Sports “It was a great performance from the team throughout and a good start to the season, I was very happy with everyone’s performance. Henry Turner was given man of the match trophy but well done to all the players”
Meanwhile Cougars Under8’s Whites also started the season well as TJ Curtis opened the scoring against Hithin Hornets before Tyler Jordan made some decisive saves in goal with some great diving. Curtis soon doubled the lead and bagged his brace before Williams added a third.
Alfie Vottariello was solid at the back and gave the support to allow Ben Lewis to come on and net the fourth with a cracker of a shot. Hornets pull a deserved goal back before Beau Lampard finds the net after a great pass from Curtis and the Hitchin score again before Jamie Coote scores a great goal for Cougars> Jordan continues to keep Hornets at bay with a great performance between the sticks. Manager Tom Curtis was delighted after the game telling BT Sports Ian Wright that the team did so well in every department and he was particularly pleased with William Brown who scooped the man of the match award.
Cougars Under11’s Blues had a great start to the season as they dominated their match against visitors St Neots. Man of the match Freddie Bentley broke through early on to give Cougars a one-nil lead. When St Neots did manage to make a break, Cougars defenders Sam Miles, Sam Maley and Jack Hedge held strong with Goalkeeper Ethan Vater between the sticks. Cougars kept up a great attacking play through the midfield of Dexter Cumberland, Ben Maley, Stan Gurney and Stan Wennington with Olly Baker having several shots at goal. Against the run of play one of St Neots few shots on goal found its way in and despite a late rally from Cougars the game finished one apiece. Boss Danny Miles was philosophical saying that the team played well but could have won with some better finishing.