Semi-final spot for super Cougars
Buntingford Cougars U-14 3 Stotfold 2 COUGARS reached the Crow League Cup semi-final after an entertaining game on Sunday. The home side had the better of the opening exchanges and should have been several goals ahead, but a combination of some ex
Buntingford Cougars U-14 3 Stotfold 2
COUGARS reached the Crow League Cup semi-final after an entertaining game on Sunday.
The home side had the better of the opening exchanges and should have been several goals ahead, but a combination of some excellent goalkeeping and defending kept the Cougars at bay.
It was Stotfold who went into the lead following some sloppy defending of a corner which allowed a free header onto goal.
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In the second half, Cougars front pairing Scott Piggot and Ben Johnson had more of the ball and equalised with a solo Johnson effort.
Cougars then went ahead soon afterwards with a similar run on goal with Johnson's wicked turn of speed dazzling the Stotold defence.
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Stotfold threw everything into attack but the Cougars back four stayed firm, with Ollie Woodcock and Ollie Townsend especially stoic. Johnson sealed the game for Cougars with his hat-trick, 10 minutes from time.
Stotfold got a goal back on a break but Cougars keeper, Tim Rice, was the toast of his defence when he pulled off a very brave save at the feet of the on rushing Stotfold striker who looked certain to equalise.
Broadhall Youth U-13 2 Buntingford Cougars Blues 1
BLUES were slow out of the blocks in their league cup quarter final game against unbeaten Division Two Leaders Broadhall Youth.
However they eventually took control of the game and Hunter Diack put them ahead mid way through the half.
The Cougars then squandered several chances to increase their lead. The home side pressed forward in the second period and drew level.
Sloppy play in Cougars' midfield then gifted the ball to Broadhall and they broke to score a second.
The Blues pressed forward for the last quarter of the game but were unable to find the equaliser.
Hormead Hares U-15 2 Buntingford Cougars 2
A much-anticipated local derby commenced with a goal from Jack Clark-Ward taking Cougars ahead, but Hormead soon equalised.
In the second half Cougars battled hard and Jack Peacock was rewarded with a second goal.
However, during three minutes injury time Hormead were awarded a penalty for a handball, and they convertyed the spot kick to take a share of the spoils.
- The two under-sevens teams shared mixed fortunes this week against Letchworth.
The first game saw Cougars take the lead with a fantastic strike from Alex Hewer.
However, Letchworth fought back and had soon equalised. The Cougars winning goal came from the impressive Harry Dookerham .
The second game saw a defeat for Cougars with Letchworth winning 3-1. Some fantastic saves from Reece Knapp and great defending by Matthew Share saved the Cougars from a heavier defeat.
Letchworth were a strong side and the Cougars kept their heads up and treated us to a fine and exciting game.