PAYNE RELIEF FOR COUGARS UNDER13’s
Buntingford’s Under13 side came out on top in a nine goal thriller at Hithcin. It was an outstanding team performance despite the cold and windy conditions. Patrick Cahill kicked off the scoring after a well worked team move which was followed by two fantastic goals by Jack Piggott, the second being a solo effort. It was not all plain sailing though as the hosts equalised to make it three all. Within minutes though Cougars went ahead again when Ryan Skinner slammed in a fine effort. After a seven goal first half it was a tighter affair after the interval although both teams had opportunities to score. Alfie Clark made a number of stops before Piggott cemented his hat trick halfway through the second half. Hitchin scored their 4th with 15 minutes to go, which set up a great finish but Cougars held on to claim the win, Freddie Payne was the well-deserved Man of the Match despite losing half his boot in the second half and being able to play on when William Littleford swapped boots with him. Cougars Under13’s Boss Paul Skinner tried to help out but he found that not only was he the smallest in height there, he also had the smallest feet. However, the diminutive Manager was pleased with a great team performance.