Buntingford’s youngest Under7’s Blues travelled to Baldock on Saturday having been in fine form in recent weeks and were looking for another good performance. Matthew Murphy got the game underway and the Blues settled quickly with the impressive Oliver Gilks-Stokes commanding the defence allowing the Blues to attack at will, two goals each in the first 10 mins from Hadley Anton and Billy Lacey saw Buntingford start well. Baldock seemed to spring into life and only some impressive goal keeping from Ryan Neil kept them out. Finally Baldock made a break through a long range free kick finding its way into the corner of the net. There was time for one more goal before half time the best passing move of the match started with some quick thinking from Ethan Doughty, good passes from Neil and Murphy saw Anton finish superbly for his hat-trick.
Baldock got the second half underway and Cougars quickly settled, it was now time for Ryan Neil to take charge, winning tackles & causing problems whenever he was on the ball, after a good one two with Dylan Burtenshaw, Neil fed Anton for his 4th goal before Baldock scored their second goal. This seemed to inspire Baldock and they scored another three goals in five minutes Only superb saves from Burtenshaw and superb defending from Doughty kept their hosts tally down. With time running out Murphy fed Lacey and he added another for his hat-trick leaving the final.
Under7s Manager Ross Murphy was delighted saying “|It was an exciting game, full of goals for both sides and we played well. With the first Player of the Week award up for grabs it was a tough choice, but for great team work, good listening and a fantastic display of defending and passing it went to Oliver Gilks-Stokes.”