After a week off due to bad weather Saturday 18th February saw Cougars U7 Blues travel to Biggleswade United U7. Billy Lacey and Hadley Anton got the game underway for the Blues and the early exchanges were dominated by the Blues with great passing and dribbling. Biggleswade were finding it difficult to get out of their half. Dylan Burtenshaw and Ethan Doherty were doing a fantastic job of breaking the play up in the middle of the park. Finally after about 10mins of play the breakthrough was made, a fine one two in their own half between Ryan Neill and Oliver Gilks-Stokes released Oliver with one man to beat he confidently knocked the ball past him and finished hard and low in the bottom left corner, this goal brought the game to life and a second Blues goal quickly followed with Matthew Murphy getting on the score sheet after a good passing move with Dylan. Another three goals were then scored in the last 5 minutes before half time with Billy grabbing a brace for the Blues either side of a goal for Biggleswade HT 4-1.
The second half started much the same as the first with Buntingford dominating the play, Neill and Murphy were controlling the midfield with Burtenshaw and Gilks marshalling the defence. We didn’t have to wait as long for a goal though, a corner from Murphy was controlled superbly by Doughty in the box he turned and fired into the back of the net. Doughty was then involved in the next goal, another great passing move, this time between Lacey and Doherty released Anton who ran half the length of the pitch and finished coolly past the Biggleswade keeper. An unfortunate own goal followed, a loose ball was chased down by Neill and the Biggleswade player under pressure fired it in the top corner from the half way line. Biggleswade then pulled another goal back with a great free kick before Burtenshaw set up Anton to finish the game off with his second of the match.
Player of the week was a difficult choice this week, there were so many great performances including two great saves from Hadley and Ethan, it was decided though for a great all round performance, keeping a clean sheet and scoring a goal. Player of the week was Matthew Murphy.