Johnson ensures Cougars end year on high note

PUBLISHED: 10:33 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 14:55 12 May 2010

COUGARS under-14s put on a fine display against BSCFC Northolt, ending 2006 on a high with a convincing win.  From the kick-off Cougars attacked the ball well and gave Northolt little room for manoeuvre.  With Ben Johnson and Michael Holland up front, Jo

COUGARS under-14s put on a fine display against BSCFC Northolt, ending 2006 on a high with a convincing win.

From the kick-off Cougars attacked the ball well and gave Northolt little room for manoeuvre.

With Ben Johnson and Michael Holland up front, Johnson's speed proved troublesome for the Northolt defence.

And it was Johnson's pace that led to a free kick that eventually fell to Ollie Woodcock who rifled in from close range.

In the second half Cougars kept up the pressure, and from another free kick grabbed their second, this time Josh Sewell finding the back of the net.

With both teams tiring, Cougars sat back and let Northolt into the game with a sloppy goal.

Their two-goal advantage was restored with a Michael Holland penalty.

The under-sevens continued their good form with two impressive games against Hormead Hares. Their first encounter ended in a 1-1 draw and their second in a 1-0 victory.

The under-eights Blues also proved too strong for their opponents, Welwyn Garden City, scoring twice in the second half without reply. Jack McMeechan grabbed the first after some good work from Christopher Bowell in midfield. Bowell then got on the scoresheet himself, notching Buntingford's second.

The Whites were not so lucky in their game as they struggled in difficult conditions and lost 2-0.

Cougars under-12s drew 3-3 against Sawbridgeworth. It was an evenly matched game, with Cougars' goals coming from Liam Faik, Jonathan Bowell and Ryan Newey.

The under-13 Blues produced an outstanding performance to defeat league leaders Bishop's Stortford Youth.

In their best display of the season they chased and harried Stortford from the off.

They were rewarded with a penalty early in the second half.

George Duffinn calmly tucked away the kick and soon after added another, this time from a free-kick.

The under-13 Whites were unlucky in their 2-2 draw away to Arlesey Town Youth.

A depleted Cougars side worked extremely hard with an impressive all- round display.

The first half was fairly even, with Cougars taking first blood, but Arlesey struck back just before half-time.

By this time however, two of Cougars players had left the field through injury, with James Freeman suffering a broken leg.

With 10 men Cougars battled away, and although Arlesey took the lead again, Oliver Lee-Stevens latched on to a James Clannell through ball to level the scores with a confident finish.

The under-15s continued Buntingford's winning form with a hard-fought victory against Albion Youth, winning 4-2.

Jack Clark-Ward grabbed two, and Gareth Davies and Jack Peacock score the other two.

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