Cougars Under 9’s Blues travelled to Stevenage Borough Reds in an end to end encounter. Cougars started brightly with a front three of Rylee Kitteringham, Dan Fone and Adam Sleath causing constant problems for the opposition’s defence leading to a Sleath effort hitting the post. The deadlock was broken when long range clearance, by the exceptional Bear Wennington, took a deflection en route to the net, one for the dubious goals panel. The second goal arrived quickly when a clever lay off by Myles Woolford released Adam Sleath to score. Stevenage tried to get a foothold in the game but were denied by the cat like reflexes of Lui LoConte preventing the whole of the ball crossing the line.
The second half started with Stevenage quickly out of the traps and pulled within one. However with Fraser Finlay striding out from the back, Ben Lewis’s brave heading and Finlay Wood’s tenacious tackling Cougars didn’t let them close the gap. The lead was extended after Dan Fone produced a brilliant finish from a seemingly impossible angle that would have had Pythagoras scratching his head. Stevenage fought back again through an excellent corner routine but it was Cougars who finished the scoring with some mesmerising footwork from Myles Woolford. It was a great team performance but star billing to Bear Wennington who didn’t put a foot wrong all game.