COUGARS 11s STILL UNBEATEN

Buntingford Cougars Under11’s Blues remain undefeated in this campaign as they travelled to Baldock on a beautiful sunny morning. It wasn’t long before Stan Wennington opened the scoring followed by strikes from Ollie Baker and Stan Gurney. Ben Maley was unlucky with a fantastic strike which beat the Baldock keeper but not the crossbar. Samuel Miles ,Rocco Douglas, Jack Hedge and Sam Maley all put in a shift and were solid in defence which allowed the likes of Dexter Cumberland to deliver some great crosses as well as Freddie Bentley and Stan Gurney to put together some fine moves. In the Cougars goal Ethan Vater was troubled a couple of times but managed to push the ball away from danger. The Man of the match accolade went to Samuel Miles. After the game Gaffer Danny Miles told BT Sports’ Ian Wright “It was a solid performance and team effort by everyone.”

Cougars Under10’s played out a hard fought match as they hosted neighbours Hares FC. The visitors had a strong side out for the derby and started well against the home side going two goals up in the first half. Cougars gained the upper hand in the second half and in the last twenty minutes were the better team but their gallant efforts were not quite enough as the visitors took the spoils in the A10 derby. Manager Steve Arnold told Spy Sports News after the game “The boys did themselves proud in the second half with a great display” Cougars Man of the Match was Freddy Arnold.

Cougars Under9’s are having a great season and that continued on Saturday when Cougars Under9’s Blues played away against Stevenage Boro Real. There were no goals in first half but in the second half both sides scored once in an even affair. Austin Cook scored the Cougars goal and Bear Wennington was awarded Man of the match. Cougars Under9’s Whites went onto play Stevenage Boro Sporting and put in a real shift in an entertaining match. Cougars scored once with Lucca Hedge netting and Man of the Match was Oliver Heather.

Buntingford’s Under8’s had a great Saturday as guardian Tyler Jordan displayed some early heroics between the sticks against Stevenage. The young side worked really well as a team with Luke Ross showing lots of courage going for everyone and Alfie Vottariello at the back working hard. Beau Lampard was running the midfield and set up TJ Curtis to open the scoring for Cougars before Stevenage got one back. Cougars’ Beau Quinn then netted for Tom Curtis’ side which was deserved after some great football and then the effervescent midfielder doubled his tally with a stunning strike. Vottariello then rounded off a stunning performance by scoring twice to claim a hat trick. After the match Boss Tom Curtis told the BBC’s Gary Linekar “It was a great game for Cougars, everyone is doing so well this season.” Man of the match was Luke Ross (pictured).

Elsewhere for Cougars The Under12’s lost out as the Blues went down 5-2 at home to FC Comets. Jack Gurney and Charlie Fountain found the net for Darryl Dean’s side. The Under12’s Whites conceded four with no reply at Ashwell. Paul Skinner’s Under13’s went down at home to Bedwell by the odd goal in five.

In the Under14 section Martin Stevens’ Blues continue their impressive start to the season with a 7-1 victory over Shefford that puts them second in the top division. Cougars Under14’s Whites won three – nil away at FC Comets and the Under14’s Stripes scored two but conceded three at home to Letchworth. Cougars Under15’s suffered a defeat away at Bedwell.

Cougars Under16s progressed in the Herts County Cup with a two-one home victory over Letchworth whilst Sean Curran’s Under18’s Blues progressed in the Leagu Cup with an emphatic victory at The Bury over Cougars Whites.