Classy Cougars end Boro’s unbeaten run
PUBLISHED: 10:28 08 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010
Buntingford Cougars Whites 2 Stevenage Boro Stripes 0 THE Cougars put in a splendid display to beat the Stevenage Stripes, who were undefeated before this encounter. A 10th minute penalty, slotted nicely to the Stevenage keeper s left by Callum No
Buntingford Cougars Whites 2 Stevenage Boro Stripes 0
THE Cougars put in a splendid display to beat the Stevenage Stripes, who were undefeated before this encounter.
A 10th minute penalty, slotted nicely to the Stevenage keeper's left by Callum Norton, was all that separated the teams in a keenly fought first-half.
In the second-half both teams maintained the same commitment, but luck was in for the home team when, after 15 minutes, in among a mass of legs and bodies in the six yard box, the ball somehow crossed the line and Cougars went further ahead.
Stevenage pressed hard to get on the scoresheet, with one of their shots rattling the crossbar, but Cougars' defence held firm.
Cougars nearly scored a third late on, but Jack Bowden's shot was well saved by the keeper.
Buntingford Cougars -10 3 St Neots 2
AGAINST the run of play it was St Neots who opened the scoring with a lobbed attempt over the Buntingford keeper.
But Cougars then took charge with fine goals from Aedan Gaffney and Callum Faik.
In the second-half the lead was extended when George Ganellin floated in a shot from the left flank.
St Neots then pulled one back, but it was not enough to stop Cougars taking the points.
Buntingford Cougars U-10 B 0 St Neots 7
AS the hard ground turned into mush, it was a tough game for the B team, who battled hard but were unable to stop St Neots dominating the game and scoring seven times.
To their credit, Cougars never gave up and they kept going to the very end.
- THE under-sevens produced two promising games at the weekend against Baldock, with the squads' individual skill and passing ability really standing out.
The first match ended 0-0, with man-of-the-match Frank Bown standing out with an excellent display in defence.
The second game also saw a share of the points in a 1-1 draw, with Matthew Adams netting a second-half strike.
The under-11s turned in a splendid display to beat Stevenage Stripes 2-0.
The Cougars beat a previously unbeaten Stripes side, courtesy of a Callum Norton penalty, and a second-half own goal.
Buntingford under 12s were back on form this week, with a win over Bishop's Stortford.
Liam Faik opened the scoring when he headed home a corner from Jonathan Bowell, with Bowell himself scoring a superb goal to settle the match.
The under 15s also won, with a 3-2 victory over Arlesey Town Youth.
The mid-table clash proved a test for Buntingford, especially after they went 2-0 down.
But a Jack Peacock hat-trick was enough to earn his side the three points, with three well-taken strikes.