On a crisp but bright morning Cougars UnderU12 Blues travelled to Spartak Saffron Walden for an important league match. Spartak hit one wide but it was the ‘one two’s’ from Rocco Douglas and Dexter Cumberland that saw the latter strike it past their goalkeepr . Noah Gibson had a header that went just over the bar and Jude Shanks’ great attempt was blocked. Ethan Vater in the Buntingford goal made an amazing save when he managed to tip just over the bar and then blocked another shot with his legs.
In the second half Jack Hedge, Samuel Miles and Sam Maley stayed strong in defence but it was an unlucky deflection that saw Spartak level the score. Stan Wennington hit the post twice but managed a goal on his third attempt. A great run by Shanks saw Cumberland get his second goal quickly followed by Shanks scoring. Ben Maley and Olly Baker made some fantastic passes throughout the game. The Man of the Match award went to Ethan Vater and newly appointed coach Darren Fitzgerald was quick to point out since that since he has joined the team they have been unbeaten.