Cougars Under8s Royals rose to the task on Saturday against a very strong Bishop Stortford Hoops. Cougars Jake Cole played well, always trying to get in the box to score for his team. Alfie Perryman ran tirelessly up and down the pitch and made a few great runs forward. Keiron Bliss on the left wing showed good energy and desire for the game with good touches and nice incisive passes. On the right wing Ben Gower got more and more stuck in as the game went on, battling away for his team. Ryan Gasson in defence had a big job on his hands and was busy throughout the game always ready with his well timed tackles. In goal Archie Beattie was also a very busy boy and made many saves for his team, he got better and better as the game went on. Coach Mark Bliss deserves a mention, always driving his team on with constant positive encouragement, the boys all listened to their coach and did their best to implement his instructions. Well done all The Royals did not give up!!!