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U14 EJA Midweek Cup Final Win

Broxbourne Borougg FC 1-2 BHFCMidweek Floodlit Cup Come on Buckhurst Hill! what a great way to end the season with a glorious cup final win in a good standard competition playing the football that our team is well known for!

What a lovely sunny evening to end the season for our boys and the coaching staff. Firstly I think is only fair to say thank you to Arjon and Adam who didn't manage to play tonight. Your support and attitude was much appreciated by everyone.

The tactics started early with both teams going through their warm up routines and tactical discussions at different times. The music through the PA system also contributed to the electric atmosphere the crowd were feeling.

The game started lively and BH seemed slightly nervous. There were a couple of good moves from BH with an early volley from Max Bolton which just missed the top right corner from a great cross from Ben B. and a lovely classic move from Tom R which started from the half way line.

However on 6mins a conceded corner led to an early goal with a well taken shot which saw the Broxbourne striker hit the back of the net in bottom left corner. 1-0

Almost straight from the restart Broxbourne intercept the ball and produce some nice interplay with a strong shot which produces a superb save from Sam.

The first 20mins is dominated by Broxbourne in the midfield with only the occasional foray into their half with Juliens shot from a conceded foul hit the left post

However after the initial pressure from Broxbourne our boys gradually and confidently start to take control of the game and begin to play the football we know they are capable of with many moves starting from the battling Louis, who showed both strength and skill to release both Aiden and Tommy to put pressure on the Broxboune defence.

On 30mins sees the first change by the manager and sees Joel replace Max Bolton which provides a bit more strength up front. Half time comes with BH in control of the game and able to cope with the long ball strategy of Broxbourne.

The 2nd half see BH start where they left off and are in control of the game with numerous moves from Aiden and Tommy into the Broxbourne 18 yard box. BH have 5 coners which shows their dominance bit only 1 is of good quality

On 60 and 67mins see the second and 3rd substitution of Ben H and Gerg. Game changing moments. the battling of BH pays off with Joel seizing the ball from a weak clearance by the Broxbourne keeper who passes the ball to Max J who floats the ball into the danger area, their keeper seems slightly blinded by the floodlights and Tommy heads in the cross.1-1

The momentum is definitely with BH. However there scramble in the BH 18 yard box with which is eventually cleared by Sid. The crowd sense that BH have advantage and we can hear their voices audibly rise. On 74mins sees beautiful cross from Max J fumbled by their keeper and Julian pounce to head in the winner!!!!! 2-1

The final whistles blows 3mins later. What great result. The cup and champagne were worthy of such a great game and team!! Well done boys!!

Last game of the season match report for the u13s White

Buckhurst Hill vs Milwall Albion 29th March 2015 Kick off 10am

The last game of the season is here, and it’s at home against Millwall Albion. After Buckhurst Hill lost to them 2 weeks ago on the away fixture, the boys will be hoping for a different out come. With several of the Buckhurst Hill boys away on school trips, again we see no subs on the Buckhurst Hill bench. The management team of Salmon and Stevens must be tearing their hair out. With so few options since Christmas due to injuries, its been vary rare since Christmas that they have had the option to bring on a fresh pair of legs who can turn a game in our favor.

Millwall Albion kick off

3Mins Close: Albion create the first chance and Rawlings is called into action as a deflected shot is saved down low.

4 Mins Goal 1-0: A free kick is floated in by Salmon and with on rushing strikers and the defense back peddling the keeper is flat footed and a whole host of Buckhurst Hill players can claim it, so we will leave it to the dubious goal panel to sort it out.

20Mins Close: Albion with a chance, a strike from the left side of the area flashes through the area and Rawlings puts its round the post for a corner.

24Mins Penalty to Albion: A floated free kick into the area is met by Rawlings who is to have adjudged to have fouled the Albion striker. The penalty is struck low and firm towards Rawlings right hand post who is diving to that side. Rawlings seems to have it covered as the ball whistles past the out side of the post.

A scrappy half of football draws to a close. Buckhurst Hill need to find their passing boots as possession is all to often gifted to the opposition, and if they keep doing it they will get punished as Albion get more and more into the game.

HT 1-0

Buckhurst Hill Kick off

8 Mins Goal 1-1: It been coming, a loose pass in midfield gift possession to Albion who get lucky with a deflected through pass that splits the Buckhurst Hill defence. Rawlings comes rushing out and meets the ball and striker at the same time, the ball breaks to the striker who calmly finishes to level up the game.

12Mins Goal 2-1: Lord is cynically chopped down and the freekick is curled in by Laycock the first header is saved but the rebound is headed home by Spencer.

19Mins Close for Buckhurst Hill: Lord races clear and cuts the ball across the area and Spencer sees his effort hit the crossbar deflect down but not over the line and away.

20Mins Goal 2-2: Against the run of play Albion score, Buckhurst Hill again give the ball away and midfield are ahead of the ball and cant get back as Albion break quickly. With numbers over they work space and eventually a shot is lobbed over Rawlings and drops into the net.

22Mins Goal 2-3: When it’s not your day, it’s not your day. A hopeful punt/clearance is caught up in the strong wind and is carried over Rawlings as he back peddles, and it creeps under the crossbar and in.

31Mins Goal 2-4: Buckhurst Hill change formation as they go 3 at the back, as they push Salmon up to midfield to get the game leveler. Albion break quick and with one pass split the back 3. The rapid striker is on to it in a flash and Rawlings hesitates in the gusting wind before committing to clear, and it’s enough for the striker to win the footrace to the ball and he scores.

The final whistle blows and the Buckhurst Hill players look dejected, the whole season seemed so different only a few weeks ago. It has been a classic case of a tale of two halves, and what might have been. Totally dominant up to Christmas break beating all the top teams away from home, and playing some great football. Then the Christmas break came and went, the flowing football disappeared and injuries added up and fixture changes occurred. The boys couldn’t get any fluency to their play or consistent performances, and ultimately 3rd Place in the league is a fair reflection on the second half of the season performances. Time will tell if its good enough to get promoted, for a 3rd season in a row.

Result FT 2-4

Salmon, Spencer

u13s Echo match report

Buckhurst Hill vs Prostar 15th February Kick off 12pm

With the weather effecting the fixture list, this is only the Buckhurst Hill boys 2nd game of the New Year and what a tough game it is. Prostar are the visitors today and they are a formidable physical presence and have plenty on the bench to back it up. Buckhurst Hill are struggling, and with only 1 on the bench and not much game time under their belts, Prostar are favorites before a ball has been kicked.

Buckhurst Hill kick off

6mins: Close for Prostar, they spring the offside trap and Rawlings comes out, makes himself big and the shot goes wide.

14mins: Close again for Prostar, they beat the offside trap as a through ball takes a deflection off a Buckhurst hill defender, Rawlings gets a block and the ball goes wide.

Buckhurst Hill are struggling, the physical but fair nature of the game has seen a number of the Buckhurst Hill players on the ground needing attention as they start to wilt under the constant pressure being applied by Prostar.

20Mins Goal 0-1: The break through for the away side, and it has been coming. Some good work on the left wing sees the ball crossed into the area, and the ball is struck but takes a wicked deflection that sends the ball into the opposite corner of the goal.

Its all Prostar as they carve through midfield and the Buckhurst Hill are really hanging on. Only a freekick from Laycock, which the keeper saves as the second attempt, gives the Buckhurst Hill defense a rest.

39Mins Goal 0-2: They get their 2nd and what a goal. A strike from outside the area is curled into the top right corner and no keeper is getting that, as Rawlings effort to keep it out is in vain.

Its going to be a very long half as the Buckhurst Hill players limp off at half time, with very little options on the bench it is going to be a long 2nd half.

HT 0-2

 Prostar Kick off

 18Mins Goal 0-3: Another close in effort smashed home as a winger gets around the back and sets up a teammate to score. For the Buckhurst Hill boys its damage limitation as the game is gone and heads have dropped.

26Mins Goal 0-4: From what was an offside position a ball is squared across the area and group of Prostar players are queuing up to finish the move off, and dually do so with Rawlings in goal no chance.

32Mins Goal 0-5: A freekick is conceded central at the edge of the area is curled home. Rawlings gets across but the ball squirms free and the balls falls into the net, Rawlings wont be happy that it got past him.

The final whistle blows and the Buckhurst Hill boys look dejected, and they can have no complaints Prostar deserved the victory. Buckhurst Hill were 2nd best in most of the areas on the pitch today, which is a first for the team this season. With the injuries all over the pitch mounting up, lets hope none are to serious and players missing can return next week. Peter and Paul could have some tough work to do raising spirits, as they look to get the campaign for top honours back on track.

Result FT 0-5




A late kick off on a glorious Sunday afternoon was not without incident as before a ball was kicked we had confusion as to whether the game would go ahead but Darren who probably knows the regulations better the the representative from the FA was soon pointing everyone in the right direction and we had, game on!

The gaffer often reminds us of a strong squad and today no truer word had been spoken, Basi ruled out early in the week and  Ewing not eligible, we had a late withdrawal on Saturday when Jethva dislocated his shoulder.

He reminded the lads before kick that we have a major advantage over our rivals in that we are not a team of individuals but we are are team,and that we play as a team and we work as a team, if we keep believing in that then we will progress in the competition. Today was no message more meaningful or carried out to direction.

The game started and for the first few minutes the boys were a little nervous of the occasion but were soon into their stride when Brookes played into the feet of Harris who in turn played a one two with Swan and found himself behind the back four charging in on goal from an acute angle. His shot across goal was pushed past the post by the keeper. Hill from the resulting Brookes corner pressure the keeper and the ball is cleared off the line. This gives Hill confidence and all across the park you can see each lad grow and rally round knowing they are in this game.

On 8 minutes after some good Hill pressure Swan receives a throw in and helps it on to Dackombe. If Calsberg done winning cup semi final goals this would be it, he controls it on he's chest and from 20 yards hit's it on the half volley. It crashes in the top right hand corner off the underside of the bar. Two keepers wouldn't have saved that. The boy doesn't score tapins, just the spectacular...... 1-0 Hill

The game after this become two teams slugging it out not wanting to give anything away. Both had possession but no clear cut chances created. The half draws to an end and Hill take in a slender advantage which they have worked their socks off to keep.

The gaffer sets out his game plan for the second half and big Sam would have been proud. Earlier in the season the boys took a little bit a stick for not competing but not today. The parents would have seen a different Hill today, not the free flowing football side that we know they can be but a side that dug in and refused to lose. The back four of H Barrett, Redhead,Jessop and King marshalled by coach Johnson were  magnificent. The midfield run their socks off with widemen Brookes, Emmerson and Proctor working overtime getting behind the ball. Johnson and Dackombe fought for every ball in the centre of the park and time and time again broke up the play. The combination of Swan, Harris and Bolton up front chased every ball and run tirelessly across the line often for little reward but playing their part in stopping the opposition playing from the back as they would have been used to in previous games.

There was little goalmouth action and the home side had only two chances one of which was a 20 yard shot that flew past the post and the second had everyone holding their breath when a cross from the left found the centre forward's who somehow put the header wide from six yards.

S Barrett didn't have much to do in the way of shot stopping but he organised the back four superbly and his kicking was excellent often relieving the pressure from the back four.

Hill had their own chances and the best of which saw Harris have a twenty harder pushed by the post. The half had 5 minutes of injury but the bus done it's job and Hill go through to the final.

Full time 1-0

I would also like to mention Harrison today as although he didn't get on his attitude was first class and the gaffer made sure of mentioning this at the end of the game. As writing this I have just received hot off the press a quote from the gaffer which I will pass on

" Proud to see young men that I have been coaching since the age of 5 years put in a performance that was both professional and clinical. A true advertisement for maturity that will need to be matched,if not bettered in the final against Ryan FC. We will go to the final ready and in anticipation of the quality we expect to meet and I'm sure whatever the outcome we will play our full part in a great days celebration not just for two local rivals, but the EJA League, our club and the army of travelling supporters."

Congratulations Lads great win, you should all be very proud tonight.

Match Report u14A EJA

Buckhurst Hill            3 Broxbourne               1

Starting formation 4-4-2

Firstly, I’m sure you will all agree that we should all spare a thought for the families of the 3 West Ham fans, who lost their lives traveling to West Bromwich Albion yesterday. This tragic event, for me, puts every type of sport and their loyal supporters into humbling perspective.

Before the match the manager took me to one side and said to me that he thought that the boys ‘didn’t seem up for it today and it would take a wake up-call to spur them into action’. Unfortunately, this proved to be the case.

On a mild but somewhat grey day Buckhurst Hill Football club was a very vibrant place with several important matches being played by before and after our encounter with Broxbourne FC. The first hint of an eventful match came when we noticed the referee walking towards our allotted pitch. He had assured several back room staff and coaches that he was indeed an ex-Essex league referee, in which era he failed to say!!

First Half

The game started with Broxbourne pressuring the midfield. Redhead won a quick free kick, which was easily dealt with by the keeper. Broxbourne play the ball out of defence and quickly play some neat passes down their right hand side and angle a swift ball into our 6-yard box, which is coolly met by their striker and neatly put into the net for a goal after only 3mins of play. 1-0

From the re-start Jessop intercepts a Broxbourne midfield player and neatly passes it to Redhead who glides past 3 players only to see his powerful low shot to the keepers left pushed past the post; a good save by their keeper. Which did his mum loudly praise.... :)

Broxbourne continue to dominate the midfield and this causes some panic within the Hill team resulting in some bad decision making, which the opposition seize on to take control of the game.

In a slightly bizarre run of play BH give away a throw. The Broxbourne player makes a foul throw, only for our own player who retakes the throw in to make another foul throw. Which sums up the game so far. With BH chasing the game in midfield we are committing, (in the refs eyes), far too many needless free-kicks which thankfully are not capitalised on by the opposition.

On 18mins the manger decides to change the line up of the BH team and in positive move brings two players off (Emerson and Bolton) replaces them with Swan and Brookes. This proves to be an inspired move as within 1min BH win a corner and Brookes delightful corner goes straight in without a single touch or deflection. 1-1

Straight from the resumption of play BH seem to have more pace and strength in their game especially from Swan. What a difference a goal makes to the overall confidence of the boys.

On 24mins Broxbourne give away a cheap free-kick on the half way line and Harris receives the ball and passes it to Swan who neatly controls it a and spins around to crack a half volley into the bottom left of the opposition goal. 2-1

The next 5mins see some great interplay with all the BH team playing out of their own half with great one touch football to feet creating space and opportunity and press Broxbourne back into their half. This pressure results in several corners being awarded to BH. The referee feels it necessary to talk to several players about the jostling and pushing in the goal area, but to me, this proves that BH have woken up to the fact that they are in a football match.

Broxbourne try to a succession of attacks into the BH half. But these were confidently handled in defence by Harrison (who had a great game today), Jessop (who was playing with an injury), Barrett H (solid) and King (who got better and better as the game progressed), together with the midfield of Johnson (who was increasingly making his presence felt) with Redhead and Harris making decisive forays into the oppositions half.

Second Half

The second half saw BH come out quick, fast and determined, I’m sure the manager had a good team talk on the pitch with the boys. However the at times rather inconsistent referee was stopping the free flowing game our boys were trying to play.

On 50mins of play, a delightful passage saw a well taken goal kick from Barrett S reach Barrett B who made a run down the right hand side and passed it to Swan, he skipped passed a defender and laid it back to Barrett H who  had carried on his run and passed into the box towards their keeper, who uncharacteristically fumbled it. Swan managed to get the ball and again passed it to Barrett H who passed it to Harris miss-kicked his first shot, but regained composure to blast it past the goalkeeper. 3-1

This brought some daylight between the two teams. However BH could not become complacent, as Broxbourne did not let this considerable change in their fortune dampen their attitude and continued to press forward at every opportunity. The tempo of the game dropped, but the tenacity of the defence and the continued interplay in the middle of the park and attack kept the supporters well entertained.

On 68mins the manager decided on a further change of personnel in the team and bought Bolton and Emerson back on for Harris and Ewing. At the same time the sun came out but the temperature fell as well.

Broxbourne continue to press but BH are in control of the situation. With some good defence there is only one more shot on goal from Broxbourne. At the other end encouraging signs of good interplay between Midfield and Forwards retain the ball in the opposite end. On 72mins Harris replaces The impressive Harrison.

One scuffed shot from Swan and shots from Redhead and Brookes which both go wide see out the game with the final result of 3-1

A new year winner for the u13s Whites

Ridgeway Rovers vs. Buckhurst Hill 16th January 2015 Kick off 10.30am


After postponements Buckhurst Hill finally get their first game of 2015 under way. Todays game is away to Ridgeway Rovers who Buckhurst Hill beat 8-0 at home in October. The Buckhurst Hill boys will be hoping for much the same, to kick on in their quest for league honors this season.

Buckhurst Hill Kick off

 The middle of the pitch and the goal areas are awful and thick with mud so the boys will have to try and keep it out wide.

6Mins Goal 0-1: A Bell through ball splits the defense and Spencer latches onto the pass and slots it into the far corner, what a start.

10Mins: Lord goes close, but just can get his shot off before a last ditch challenge by the center.

13Mins: Rawlings saves down low and gets forward to the edge of the box and sets off the attack with a kick to Wheeler who gets clear, rounds the keeper but looses his footing just as he going to score and the chance goes.

16Mins: Ridgeway go close, they spring the off side trap and are one on one with Rawlings, he stays big and the striker can only fire it at Rawlings who saves, and clears early to set up another attack.

The game is wide open and Spencer gets the next chance and his rasping effort is tipped wide. Ridgeway get another through ball in and Rawlings again comes out winner on the one on one, he’s having a fine game between the Posts today. The game ebbs from one end to the other with both teams having chances to score, but for some wayward shots and some good saves the score stays the same.

33Mins Goal 0-2: Excellent work by Lord sees his pass find Laycock who picks his spot and places the ball inside the far corner of the net.

HT 0-2

Ridgeway Rovers Kick off

3 Mins Goal 0-3: Lord races clear and no one is catching him and he adds to the score line with a neat finish.

Buckhurst Hill are trying to put the game to bed and the excellent Stalick is in the thick of everything, with some neat passing and tenacious tackling.

17Mins Goal 0-4: Laycock finds some space and squares it to Lord who smacks it home.

20Mins Goal 1-4: The home-side get one back, this time Rawlings is beaten, as the striker is clean through and slots into the corner.

25Mins Goal 2-4: The ball is drilled home as Rawlings dives gets his fingers to it but can’t keep it out.

26Mins Goal 2-5: Stalick again in the thick of it, as he slides in a great pass to Spencer who finishes.

29Mins Goal 2-6: Stalick with a curved pass with the outside of his boot sends Wheeler clear, who calmly lobs the on rushing keeper.

30Mins Goal 2-7: Wheeler with a great run takes on the left back and drives for the dead ball line. He fires the ball across the area, McKeever collects and sees his first effort saved but then fires home the loose ball and the rout is complete.

What a game to watch today, the boys dug in and put Ridgeway to the sword. All the players contributed to a great team effort and result. Next week another away fixture to SENRAB, who will take note of our score today and will not look forward to out visit.

Result FT 2-7

Spencer x 2, Lord x 2, Laycock, Wheeler, Mckeever

u14s EJA London Cup match report

I think all the fans, players and managers were just pleased to have a game today aftera run of postponed matches and waterlogged pitches. Despite the ground being a bit on the frosty side the game went ahead and Hill ran out comfortable and well deserved winners. Clearly the hunger of no games in recent weeks had whetted their appetite and Teviot took the brunt of that.

Hill started really brightly and could have been 2 up inside 3 minutes. Firstly in the opening minute some good pressure in midfield released Redhead whose shot was deflected narrowly wide. From the corner a chance fell to Brookes who hit it well but again just wide. In the 3rd minute Dackombe had a strong run down the right got behind and round the fullback and cut it back but that was cleared. 

It looked like Hill were going to steamroller the opposition, but a shock after 5 minutes put us one down. A long throw from Teviot was headed into the box and Barret came out to collect on the corner of the 6 yard box..but a fluke googlie like bounce turned the ball straight past him into the net 0-1.

Hill took a few minutes to recover from that punch to the belly but on 10 minutes got level again When Brookes went on a great run down the left and hit a superb cross which REDHEAD finished from close range. 1-1.

Hill nearly went ahead 2 minutes later when Grace released Dackombe with a super cross field diagonal ball. The winger again got round the back of the fullback and beat the keeper on the near post, but the ball spun off the inside of the post and somehow bounces across the lijn and out. We didn’t have to wait much longer though. 1 minute later and a corner falls to BROOKES on the edge of the box and the little wizard slams in from 20 yards 2-1.

Amazingly the score stays at 2-1 to half time. Despite Hill having the better of the pay the scoreline is a bit tighter than it should be. The gaffer makes a subtle change. G. Johnson just playing a little too deep is asked to step a touch forward and get on the ball more to play shorter passes in midfield as opposed to the longer ball we had been playing.

Start of the 2nd half and the change makes an immediate impact. After 3 mins of the half. Johnson wins the ball in a bit more of an advanced position, plays a nice ball out wide to REDHEAD who cruises forward and fires home from 18 yards. 3-1 and Hill looking good for the score now.

2 minutes later and we make it 4 when Redhead strikes a powerful effort that the keeper just can’t hold and BOLTON is very sharply onto the rebound to slot home. 4-1.

Hill looking more confident on the ball now and playing better controlled passing. Half way through the half Brookes plays a nice ball out to Redhead, he plays the ball over the centre half and HARRIS in a good position and having a really strong game volleys home from 15 yards to deservedly get on the scoresheet. 5-1.

At this point Cheviot seem to capitulate unfortunately. They had been game all the way through and played some decent football but they now start to look a little ragged and Hill accelerate away. REDHEAD makes it 6-1 on 16 minutes after beating a couple of players and calmly finding the corner from 18 yards.,

On 17 minutes Redhead fires another shot in that the keeper just can’t hold and BOLTON is on hand again. 7-1. 3 minutes later and it’s 8-1 after Brookes win a brave a strong header despite a strong challenge from a couple of Teviot midfielders. BOLTON capitalises on it runs onto the ball and lifts it wide of the keeper on the angle from 12 yards.

Hill then leave their final flurry for the last few minutes. On 28 minutes Grace drills a great cross to the far post which finds Harris who plays a great header back across goal and BOLTON who now firmly has the taste for goal, reacts quickest, leaps onto the headed cross and heads home from close range. 9-1. 2 minutes later and we reach double figures when HARRIS gets another deserved goal 10-1 and finally GRACE makes it 11-1 with just 3 minutes left to play.

So a very comfortable win in the end and some great finishing. Clearly Hill will face more difficult assignments if we are to reach the final, but you can only beat what’s in front of you and they did it with menacing efficiency today.

u13 White match report

Prostar vs Buckhurst Hill 14th December 2014 Kick off 11.30m

This is the first meeting between the two teams this season, but what do we know about the opposition? We know that they don’t concede many goals 7 so far in 7 games, but don’t score many either, 15 in 7 games. Compare that with Buckhurst Hill Scored 35 conceded 12 in 8 games. We also know they lost at home against Victoria Park who Buckhurst Hill beat away from home. So it all points towards a tight game today, lets hope the Buckhurst Hill boys come out on top before the Christmas break.

Prostar kick off

Buckhurst Hill look lively and are popping the ball about well.

8Mins: Prostar break the offside trap, and the striker is through on goal. Rawlings comes out makes the initial save and manages to dive on the loose ball.

Buckhurst Hill keep pressing the 9 a side pitch it making it hard for the players to exploit space.

16Mins Goal 0-1: Stalick hooks a shot goal wards and the keeper saves the ball but pushes the shot onto a defender who helps It over the line,

23Mins: Spencer shoots and scores and is ruled offside, much to the surprise of all watching.

26Mins: Laycock with a freekick sees his effort go just wide.

HT 0-1

Buckhurst Hill Kick off

3Mins Goal 0-2: A shot is spilled by the keeper and Spencer keeps his composure and fires it home.

The game flows from end to end with Buckhurst Hill winning the loin share of possession as both teams battle for the 3 Points.

15Mins Goal 0-3: Laycock floats in a great freekick and Spencer does the rest, as he meets the dropping ball and places it into the corner of the net.

21mins: Prostar are not giving up and keep trying to force it through the defense but Everard, Salmon, Stephens and Bell are having nothing of it, and repel all attacks.

26Mins: Close from Buckhurst Hill, Lord races onto a through ball and rounds the keeper, but his goal bound strike is hacked clear.

 The Buckhurst Hill boys dig in and everyone of them fight for every ball, and Prostar just cant get any good strikes on goal. The match ends and everyone of the Buckhurst Hill boys can be proud of their efforts today, and what a result.

 Result FT 0-3

Stalick, Spencer x 2


u13s white match report

LOASS Hurricanes Vs Buckhurst Hill          7th December 2014 Kick off 10am

After beating LOASS 6-2 at home in late October, the Buckhurst Hill boys will be hoping for the same at the away fixture. Last week saw Buckhurst Hill suffer their first defeat of the season, so they are all hoping for a good response today. With a tough run of fixtures coming up and injuries mounting up, the boys will need to dig deep before the Christmas break.

 LOASS kick off

 Buckhurst Hill get off to a quick start and get the passing game going, and Laycock sees and effort strike the crossbar. Stalick is at the center of everything and set Spencer away but his effort goes wide.

7Mins Goal 0-1: Buckhurst Hill win a corner it goes out for another corner, Stalick gets a shot away and it deflects off a LOASS player and into the back of the net.

Buckhust Hill are applying heavy pressure, with Lord going close, Spencer goes just wide and a Laycock strike gets tipped just wide.

15Mins Goal 1-1: LOASS get back on level terms. The huge striker breaks free and races into the area on the angle and fires past Rawlings at his near post.

16Mins: So close for Buckhurst Hill as a Stalick effort is cleared off the line.

18Mins Goal 2-1: its him again, the mountain up front out muscles the defender and slots pass the on rushing Rawlings to give the home side the lead.

22Mins: So close again for Buckhurst Hill as Spencer sees his effort rattle the crossbar and over.

24Mins Goal 2-2: What a goal! Stalick picks the ball up on the right wing cuts a great pass into Lord, who bends a great ball into the box and Spencer places his header into the far corner of the net.

25Mins: So close again for Buckhurst Hill as a header is cleared off the line.

HT 2-2

Buckhurst Hill Kick off

Buckhurst Hill come out and get stuck in, chances are coming thick and fast, Laycock with a free kick which is saved at the second attempt, a Spencer headed goes just over, Stalick tries his luck and its saved. Then Buckhurst Hill get 3 shots in and see all the shots blocked on the same attack.

23Mins; So close again for Buckhurst Hill! Wheeler this time finds space and lets fly but his effort hits the post and away.

25Mins Goal 3-2: A sucker punch! LOASS break and Rawlings pushes it wide, from the corner the ball in is met by a midfielder who smashes it home.

Buckhurst Hill look tired, with only 1 sub due to injuries they cant regain a foothold in the game.

The match finishes with a LOASS midfielder crashing into Rawlings as he comes out to smoother a through pass, and e game is gone.

They can look back and wonder, they hit the post twice, hit the crossbar twice and had two efforts cleared off the line, it just wasn’t their day.

Next week is away to Prostar who are the main challengers for the league title, so a big game is in store. Lets hope the boys can have a bit more luck in front of goal, and finish the first half of the season in style, its what they deserve.

Result FT 3-2

OG, Spencer


u13s White Friendly Match Report

Buckhurst Hill vs Loughton FC 9th November 2014 Kick off 2.15pm

With fixture list being free this week Buckhurst Hill are entertaining Loughton FC in a friendly encounter. Not much is known of the Loughton team so it could prove to be a tricky test for the boys.

Loughton FC kick off

Buckhurst Hill settle quickly and create a couple of good openings. First Stalick collects a ball that crosses the area and scores, but it is flagged off side. Then Mckeever gets some space and shoots and the keeper saves.

16Mins Goal 0-1: The away side takes the lead. A great ball is drilled across the 6-yard box and the unfortunate Bell running back towards goal, clips it pass Rawlings in the goal.

24Mins Goal 1-1: Buckhurst Hill get a free kick and Laycock flights a beauty into the roof of the net with the keeper grasping at air.

29Mins Goal 2-1: Lord gets his goal, he races into the area and with the keeper rushing out dinks it past him with the outside of his boot.

The first half draw to a close and Buckhurst Hill just about have their noses in front, but with the influential Ashman going off injured it is going to be a tough second half.

 T 2-1

Buckhurst Hill kick off

Buckhurst Hill start brightly and the pacey Lord races down the wing and puts a great low cross in but no Buckhurst Hill player can get the vital touch.

3mins Goal 2-2: Some good wing work sees the ball cross the edge of the area and a player running in on goal thumps it into the far corner and Rawlings cant get his feet set quick enough and it crashes into the net.

He might not be on the score sheet yet but Spencer is working hard and nearly sees his hard work pay off as he races in on goal beets the keeper but sees his goal bound effort cleared off the line.

14Mins Goal 2-3: The away side takes the lead as ball is driven home and Rawlings can do nothing to stop it.

Loughton are on the front foot and Buckhurst Hill are struggling with there passing, and keep surrendering possession too easily.

25Mins Goal 3-3: They might not be playing great but they have some fight in them as Buckhurst hill draw level. Spencer chases down a through ball and the on rushing keeper spills the ball in the challenge and Laycock following up chips the ball into the open net.

A controversial decision. Loughton score the linesman flags for offside but the referee awards the goal, as the ball is kicked back to the center circle to restart the game. The referee and linesman discuss the decision and the offside decision is given and the goal chalked off.

31Mins Goal 4-3: Lord grabs his second as a through ball is collected and as the keeper comes out he smashes it past him.

The final whistle blows and a mighty struggle comes to an end. They didn’t play great but somehow come out winners. A gutsy performance and a better performance is required next week as Buckhurst Hill entertain Millwall Albion in the league.

 Result FT 4-3

Laycock x 2, Lord x 2

3-2 to the EJA u14s

Great sunny morning for a hike up the M1 to the metropolis of Dunstable. AFC have got off to a great start in the EJA with a good reputation and clearly this was going to be a tough encounter.

The gaffer went with a 4-2-3-1formation …the key being the central defensive midfield pairing and three attacking players behind the lone striker…and so it turned out with both those positions proving key, along with some superbly organised and at times last ditch defending.

But Hill prevailed 3-2 against a very strong side. While some observers may say a draw was fair…I think Hill just edged it for their determination to hold one….a marked difference to last week.

From the off Hill looked a much livelier, focused and determined team than last week and  an early warning in the first two minutes where Hill allowed them down the right but the shot struck the post, Hill got stuck in. On 4 minutes, Procter had a well struck shot saved which fell to Brookes whose lively dribble resulted in a free kick that just went over. On 10 minutes, a good exchange between Redhead and Procter created the opening for a cross / shot that just drifted over the bar.

13 mintes and H. Barrett stepped out of defence for a superb tackle which really turned the AFC defence and allowed the effervescent Brookes, playing in the no. 10 role to break free and hit a sighter, just over. 1 minute later however and his earlier shot practice paid off. The ball is played forward by Hill in the air. Redhead rises well and plays on a nice flicked header which finds BROOKES 20 yards out. He collects, flicks the ball up and volleys straight into the bottom corner with the keeper rooted to the spot. No chance. Hill 1-0.

On 18 minutes the lead is doubled and Hill looking good value. Redhead gets the ball in a seemingly impossible position down near the corner flag, manages to get outside and round the full-back and lifts a cross into PROCTER who heads home well from 6 yards. 2-0.

It’s at this stage that AFC have subbed their main threat as the organisation and strength of Jessop and Jethva are proving to strong for him. Hill well on top and looking good. Some superb one touch football down the left and into the middle leaves the AFC defenders flat footed, but the final pass just breaks down. Then on 22 minutes G. Johnson takes a nice free kick into the far side of the box. REDHEAD collects and drills home low into the far corner. Half time leaves Hill in a good 3-0 lead. However with the slope in their favour and some strong words in their ear we fully expect AFC to start the second half brighter and so it proves. 

Foe the first few minutes AFC really put on the pressure and are looking to get back into the game. Then on 10 minutes Brookes collects in the middle and goes on a superb run beating two or three players and sliding in a sublime ball for Swann who strikes a lovely shot across goal and only just denied by the outstretched keepers leg. That would certainly have put the game out of sight, but still leaves AFC hope.

S. Barratt was going to have to make some saves in the second half and the first of them came on 14 minutes with a well struck 25 yard effort tipped brilliantly over the bar. However on 19 minutes AFC get a deserved breakthrough. Hill defence is under some sustained pressure and three chances to clear are not taken. This leaves the AFC 17 who is proving a real handful since coming back on, with a cross shot opportunity that finds the far corner. 3-1.

3 minutes later and Hill are really up against it as a lovely 25 yard shot proves just too powerful 3-2.

From that point on it’s backs to the wall stuff. AFC pushing pushing, Hill resisting well. Some great saves from S. Barrett, some superb defending from the combination of King, Jessup, Jethva and Harrison see Hill through to what should have been full time. The ref announces 5 mins to go. Hill slow the play down, try to break the rhythm and hold on, which, despite the ref playing more like 7 or 8 minutes added time they do. Great win and much needed. Now back to he London cup next Friday.

Big thank you and well done to the AFC players, fans and officials all of whom take a hard fought defeat with great sportsmanship and spirit and who are superb hosts.   

u13 white - "Boys won a thriller away to Victoria Park"

Victoria Park vs Buckhurst Hill 2nd November 2014 Kick off 1.30pm

It’s away to Victoria Park today and with the rain over night, the players are going to find the pitch tough going. With Buckhurst Hill top of the league and Victoria Park in second, both sets of plays know the importance of the match.

Buckhurst Hill kick off

Victoria Park starts the game brightly and Buckhurst Hill are on the back foot. They test Rawlings but the striker’s shot goes just wide. Buckhurst Hill is second to every ball and the home side keeps coming. Buckhurst Hill eventually get a chance and Lord races onto a through ball and beats the on rushing keeper but going around the keeper see’s the ball go out of play before he can get his shot away.

 16Mins Goal 1-0: The home side takes the lead, a lofted ball over the top is headed over Rawlings as he comes out to clear the danger.

 The game comes to life as Buckhurst Hill wake up, Spencer goes close as he cuts across the area and lets fly only to see his effort go over the bar.

 26Mins Penalty to Buckhurst Hill: Stalick picks the ball up on the edge of the box and cuts inside to the area and the defender inexplicably pulls him back and gives the referee an easy decision. James takes the spot kick and coolly slots it into the corner.

34Mins Goal 1-2: Buckhurst Hill takes the lead. The home side gives away a needless free kick. Salmon drills the ball in and the keeper spills the ball and Spencer taps home.

Referee blows for halftime and the home support are incredulous and are verbally abusing the referee. The referee keeps a calm demeanor in tough circumstances, as the home teams management apply unwarranted pressure.

HT 1-2

Victoria Park Kick off

1min Goal 2-2: The home side level up the match. They break quickly down the right wing and the tricky winger breaks through 2 tackles and rips his shot to the far post, Rawlings at full stretch tips the ball round the post one handed. Form the resulting corner the ball is whipped in and is headed home from close range and unmarked.

The home team-apply lots of pressure and see their efforts narrowly go over and wide of Rawlings goal. Buckhurst Hill are coping at the back thanks to the imperious Everard who is having a great day at center back.

20Mins Goal 3-2: The home side take the lead, a ball over the top is picked up the pacey winger and he drives it home and Buckhurst Hill will need to dig deep to rescue the game.

28Mins Goal 3-3: What a game! Buckhurst Hill level it up, Spencer pokes the ball through the center of the defense and Lord gathers, with 2 defenders closing fast he shoots from the edge of the area and his shot ripples the back of the net, and the away support go mad.

31Mins Goal 3-4: The home side give away a needless free kick and Laycock rips in an effort from downtown. The keeper spills it and fittingly Everard taps home the loose ball.

The referee blows for full time the Buckhurst Hill away support erupt into spontaneous applause, the home support gang up on the referee. The man in black had a good game, but wouldn’t succumb to home to pressure on every decision and the home support is not happy.

What a game today it had everything, and the boys gave it 110% and now open up a 5point gap at the top of the table. They showed tremendous fighting spirit today, and to a man they can all be happy with their contribution.

Result FT 3-4

James, Spencer, Lord, Everard


Another win for Top of the League u13 White

Buckhurst Hill vs LOASS Hurricanes 26th October 2014 Kick off 10am

Buckhurst Hill welcomes the LOASS Hurricanes to the excellently manicured pitches of Buckhurst Hill. The same fixture last year saw Buckhurst Hill sneak the home win, but LOASS won the away league match. With LOASS having plenty of subs and an attacking mentality today’s match should be a belter.

Buckhurst Hill kick off

Both teams settle quickly, but Buckhurst Hill are pressing well and start to dominate the midfield area of the pitch. Buckhurst Hill has the first few efforts on goal as Salmon shoots just wide, Laycock and then Ashman try their luck, but the keeper thwarts both efforts.

15Mins Goal 1-0: Some great inter play from Walden who lays it off to Laycock who slides a great pass onto Lord, who smashes it into the bottom corner of the net.

16Mins Goal 2-0: From the kick off Buckhurst Hill press LOASS. They give away the ball, before they know it the ball breaks to Spencer who slots the ball beyond the keeper, into the far corner.

20Mins Goal 3-0: A great team goal, From Rawlings passing quickly to Walden who moves it forward to Laycock who lays the ball into the path of Lord who calmly places his shot into the far corner of the net. A great team goal.

26Mins Goal 4-0: Some industrious work from midfield, who battle for the ball and see the ball break to Wheeler just inside the area, he needs no invitation and smashes his shot into the roof of the net.

35Mins Goal 4-1: Out the blue LOASS get a counter attack and ball across the box is collected and the player turns swiftly and puts into the far corner beyond Rawlings.

39Mins Goal 4-2: LOASS get another goal and in controversial fashion. The striker raises his boot and intentionally rakes it down Everard’s thigh, he crashes to the ground in the challenge. The referee doesn’t see the foul, so allows play to continue. The striker races into the area and shoots, Rawlings saves but sees the ball fall to another LOASS play who then scores. Everard limps from the field of play with the management in deep discussion with the referee about the challenge, but the goal stands.

HT 4-2

LOASS Kick off

7Mins Goal 5-2: Laycock the provider again, he picks up the ball and lobs it up over the defense and as they all watch, Wheeler nips in and prods the ball home past the on rushing keeper.

10Mins: LOASS spring another counter attack and the pacey number 9 beats the offside trap and rips his shot at goal, but Rawlings gathers comfortably at the first attempt.

25Mins Goal 6-2: All down to the never give up attitude of Spencer who closes down the keeper on the edge of the area. The Keepers clearance lands at the feet of Lord. He has a quick look and from 10yds outside the box shoots as the keeper tries to get back but cant and his shot whistles into the back of the net. A great way to seal your hat trick.

The game is over as a contest and LOASS know it, the Buckhurst Hill boys have played very well today and the time runs down to the final whistle. Everard is up and around which is good, as he has become a pivotal piece in the center of defense.

Next weeks match is a tough away fixture against Victoria Park. Who have some big strong players, the Buckhurst Hill players will need to be on top of there game, to get a result their.

Result FT 6-2

Lord x 3, Wheeler x 2, Spencer


Hills u14 Royals through to next round of London Cup

Hill were handed a tough draw for the first round of the London cup.  Although this was a team they beat comfortably in last years initial suggested Prostar were not the same team that lost 9-0 last year and so it turned out. Hill edged a tough and well fought match and could have paid the price for nit taking their chances in the first half. The game started well for Hill. 

Despite Prostar challenging fiercely for every ball and giving our midfield  a tough time, our initial exchanges are very encouraging as it seems our passing game has returned and we strung 3-4 passes together readily. On 3 minutes Grace plays a lovely ball into Brookes down the left channel and his well struck shot just goes wide. 

3 minutes later and we work the ball down the left again with some nice play into Grace whose shot is deflected for a corner. Prostar at this stage didn’t look threatening, they seem to be playing more long hopefully ball and the wind takes it too long on most occasions. On 10 minutes Redhead gets free from his markers in midfield and slots a nice pass through to there tireless Harris, playing with real effort and determination today, he gets to the ball on the 6  yard line but a superb last ditch tackle prevents a certain goal.  2 minutes later a great combination between Harris, Brookes and Grace gives Grace a shooting opportunity from 15 yards. He strikes it powerfully but the rising shot hits the bar. On 20 minutes Brookes again, enjoying good room down the left and in the mood to attack outpaces the full back and gets in a good shoot which is just cleared. 

A further minute later and Brookes again plays in Harris who is through on the keeper who makes an outstanding save

At this stage of the game it looks like a case of when and how many for Hill. But steadily Prostar start to find their feet, they stop playing it long as much and working through the middle start to play their   way into the game. 

Maybe this will not be so easy after all. Hill kept going and fighting. On 30 minutes a mix up in the Prostar defence lets Harris in and he works it well to play across to Brookes but the shot goes narrowly wide. 2 minutes later and the ball worked through the middle to Grace. The Prostar defence finding it hard to play against him, he hits a side foot effort through one on one trying to place it in the corner, but the keeper just manages to get a foot to it and force it clear. Finally on 34 minutes we get the breakthrough. A great bit of team play starting with S. Barrett rolling the ball out, the ball is worked down the right by H. Barrett to Procter. Up to this point most of Hills wide play has been down the left, but Procter does really well and plays in a super ball to GRACE who slots home to finally break the deadlock. 1-0. The final act of the first half sees a brilliant kinking run from H. Barrett who plays in harris inside the box. He strikes his shot well but again Hill are denied by the crossbar.

Halftime 1-0. The second half was bound to see a slightly different character to the game as Prostar are now playing into the wind and their long balls forward into a lively No.9 who played the game with good character and spirit, plus a bit of banter with the touchline, start to put Hill under a bit more pressure.. The midfield battle is fiercely contested and ebbs and flows with Prostar holding the edge one minute and Hill the next. Harris is having a tireless game and up front on his own is working really hard to chaseand harrie. Grace drops a little deeper to help out in midfield and Prostar push forward. They don’t   really create anything clear cut but the tension in Hill fans is growing. Our wide play seems to have stopped and we resort to hopeful rather than measured passes. The one bright moment is a mazey run from Procter who beats several players and battles well to get his shot away which is well saved. The final 5 minutes seem to go on for ever…..Hill cannot just get the 2nd goal to calm nerves and put the game out of reach. A god run from Grace on 35 mins sees his shot just wide. Hill’s defence has played superb all game. The middle combo of Jessop and Jehva holding strong and compsed against some pacey Prostar forward play.  Finally the ref blows after a 2nd half of close to 40 mins. 

Hill progress to round 2 where they will be very unlucky to come up against such tough opposition again.

8-0 win for the u13s White

19th October 2014 Kick off 1pm After a preseason defeat to Ridgeway Rovers the boys know today’s match is going to be a tough game. With the new players now settled into the team, they will all need to be firing to get a positive result.

 Buckhurst Hill kick off

With the conditions warm and windy, Buckhurst Hill get into some early possession and start to get some neat passing triangles going. The lively Wheeler has the first chance and see’s his effort just wide, Spencer and Salmon get in on the act and both see their efforts go wide also.

10Mins Goal 1-0: Buckhurst Hill take the lead. A quick break sees Spencer turn his defender and unleash a rasping right foot strike from the edge of the area that whistles into the top corner.

18Mins Goal 2-0: Some excellent midfield play from James sees his pass make its way to Spencer, who drills his effort into the far corner.

20Mins Goal 3-0: Spencer gets his hat trick. He collects the ball at the edge of the area and nutmegs the on rushing keeper.

22Mins Goal 4-0: Quick thinking from Laycock sees him collect the ball from a goal kick and returns it with interest as his effort lobs the back peddling goal keeper.

Buckhurst Hill are confident and are pilling on the pressure and Ridgeway’s attacks keep breaking down as the combative Combination of Salmon and Ashman keep guard ahead of the back four.

 32Mins Goal 5-0: Fantastic work from Ahsman see’s him win possession in midfield and pass it Laycock who looks up lays a great pass onto Spencer who calmy slots his shot into the far corner.

Halftime draws to a close with Buckhurst Hill dominating possession and cutting open Ridgeway open at will.

HT 5-0

 Ridgeway Rovers Kick off

 6Mins Goal 6-0: Another great pass from James in midfield sets Kelly away, who makes no mistakes and finishes into the far corner.

 15Mins Goal 7-0: Lord this time gets his name on the score sheet, after Ashman wins possession and spreads play out wide too Wheeler who cuts it back for Lord to finish from close range.

20Mins Goal 8-0: Buckhurst Hill break quick and Kelly receives the ball at the edge of the area and doubles his tally for the day.

Buckhurst Hill keep pressing and don’t give Ridgeway a moment of peace anywhere on the pitch. They are first to every ball. and Ridgeway have been demolished. What a difference from the pre season match as the final whistle blows and the home support show their appreciation of the performance given by the boys today.

So another home game next week as LOASS are the visiting team, lets hope the boys can keep up the impressive performances.

Result FT 8-0

Spencer x 4, Kelly x 2, Lord, Laycock



Both sides taking a break from league action go into today's game with Hill winning their last two games and Tilbury picking up their first point of the campaign in the Essex Division last week.

Before a ball was kicked there was an omen for the superstitious when the lights in the changing room came crashing down.....and  It seems when the light went out in the changing room the boys forgot to turn it back on when the game kicked off.!!! The first five minutes we started sluggish, were second to the ball,had sloppy passing and were hitting long hopeful balls forward. Mixed in with not being strong enough in the tackle. This was the pattern set for most of the match with small glimpses of football! Much against the run of play Hill take advantage of a mix up in the Tilbury midfield when Redhead breaks away and plays a through ball for Dackombe who pulls his shot wide. On 18 minutes Redhead finds himself away on goal and clear of the back four, the Tilbury defender (17) shows exceptional pace and gets back to close him down before he can pull the trigger and clears the danger. This again was to be the pattern of the game and the sooner the boys learn that the long ball over the top whilst working well in previous years is no longer the only route to go. We have to keep possession and work the ball, when a side have a bear eleven the way to tire them out is not play into their hands and hit everything first time long which after seeing the pace of the defender (17) will play straight into their hands. The gaffer and coach are blue in the face asking for us to keep possession and until we do that we will struggle to win matches. Tilbury are starting to dominate the game and are pushing down the Hill left. They play a neat interchange and the winger gets away sending a powerful low drive across goal which only needs the slightest of touches to find the net but Proctor does brilliantly getting back to take it off the toe of the forward three yards out at our back post. That should have been a warning sign as two minutes later they again break down the left which sees the ball at our near post and a mix up in the Hill back four, with no one taking responsibility for clearing the ball the centre forward has an easy job of heading into an empty net. 0-1

Hill are now on the back foot as Tilbury push forward, the centre forward (10) who had  great game upfront hits one from the edge of the box which S Barrett parries and h Barrett who was  Hills best player today clears with the help of the crossbar off the line! The away side again break quickly down the left and Jessop who had he's hands full all game with the excellent (10) accidentally trips the winger and from the resulting free kick the ball goes narrowly wide. This time Tilbury come down the right with the winger showing good footwork cuts inside and hits a powerful shot which would have found the bottom corner but S Barrett gets down well to push it around the post. Just a minute before halftime Hill show the only bit of football they put together in the first half. Emmerson picks it  down the left and keeps possession feeding Grace who moves the ball across field where we play some quick short one two's with a cross coming in from  H Barrett which the home side just fail to finish off.

Halftime 0-1 we have been out played, out passed,out thought and out muscled. This was the general view taken from several of the watching parents. Not a happy touch line!!!

The second half starts much like the first but the gaffer may have used the "hair dryer" as there are signs that we want to turn up today. The gaffer also uses the squad to freshen up the team and a few replacements are implemented. Brookes on the halfway line shows good feet and puts Redhead away but yet again the 17 has to much pace for him and clears the danger. Tilbury have a lack of concentration at the back and the ball falls to Grace on the edge of the box who bears down on goal and with only the keeper to beat but doesn't connect with the shot and it bounces wide. King on at left back is looking to play football and slides it in to Bolton's feet who in turn finds Grace, his shot goes narrowly wide. King out on the left shows good feet cutting in and again plays good football with a cross field ball to Proctor that sees him in on goal only for the keeper to parry the shot away at the near post. Hill push forward in numbers in the last 10 minutes but a little bit of composure and cutting edge in front of goal is missing today. We have to learn that just running with the ball and first time long balls will not always work and we need to see another side to our game.

The gaffer had a long inquest in the middle of the pitch afterwards and by the look of the boys faces I guess they know he was not happy. We now need to learn from this and put the performance behind us and move on to a tough cup match away to Prostar who will be looking for revenge after losing to us in the semi final of the cup last year. They will be 'up' for it and I'm sure the boys will be too!!

Don't forget to turn the lights on....

u13s White Match Report

Buckhurst Hill vs Chigwell Boys 12th October 2014

Kick off 11am

The home derby this week, as Chigwell Boys come to the lush green carpet of Buckhurst Hill. Last time Buckhurst Hill met Chigwell they narrowly lost at home to 2 late goals. So no encouragement will be needed today and with a lot the boys going to school together, some bragging rights are on offer. Buckhurst Hill kick off The match starts with some competitive challenges from both sides as they wrestle for possession of the ball. 12Mins Goal 0-1: Chigwell take the lead. The ball breaks out wide and is crossed into the box amongst the tackles the ball breaks too an off side player who scores. The lines man flags and the referee after discussion gives the goal. No one can understand the decision, but the goal stands. 13Mins Goal 1-1: The boys strike back. Some excellent and persistent work from Laycock earns a corner. Laycock delivers a superb ball into the box and Wheeler nips in and heads home. Some strong challenges are going in, and neither team can get a clear chance. Spencer for Buckhurst Hill tries his luck from outside the area with a lobbed effort but clears the crossbar. James breaks free but sees his effort whistle wide. 30Mins Goal 2-1: Wheeler at the double gives Buckhurst Hill the lead. This time Stalick with some wing trickery, gets the ball out wide and cuts across the area and passes, Wheeler tucks it away from close range. HT 2-1 Chigwell Boys Kick off 8Mins Goal 3-1: Buckhurst Hill get a grip of the game. Some neat interplay in midfield sees James beat the offside trap and he makes no mistake and slots into the far corner. Chigwell are rattled, their players are on each others backs as Buckhurst Hill step up the pressure. Ashman and Salmon are snuffing out their attacks and Walden and Mckeever down the left side are making some great inroads into Chigwell’s defense. The Chigwell players are getting no time on the ball, as Kelly and Mckeever press early, and Chigwell’s passes are being misplaced. 25Mins Goal 4-1: Buckhurst Hill wrap the game up. Some excellent passing triangles in midfield see’s a defense splitting pass to Spencer. He nonchalantly looks up picks his spot and with the calmness of a top premiership striker he buries his chance into the far corner leaving the keeper no chance. The gBuckhurst Hill vs Chigwell Boys 12th October 2014 Kick off 11am The home derby this week, as Chigwell Boys come to the lush green carpet of Buckhurst Hill. Last time Buckhurst Hill met Chigwell they narrowly lost at home to 2 late goals. So no encouragement will be needed today and with a lot the boys going to school together, some bragging rights are on offer. Buckhurst Hill kick off The match starts with some competitive challenges from both sides as they wrestle for possession of the ball. 12Mins Goal 0-1: Chigwell take the lead. The ball breaks out wide and is crossed into the box amongst the tackles the ball breaks too an off side player who scores. The lines man flags and the referee after discussion gives the goal. No one can understand the decision, but the goal stands. 13Mins Goal 1-1: The boys strike back. Some excellent and persistent work from Laycock earns a corner. Laycock delivers a superb ball into the box and Wheeler nips in and heads home. Some strong challenges are going in, and neither team can get a clear chance. Spencer for Buckhurst Hill tries his luck from outside the area with a lobbed effort but clears the crossbar. James breaks free but sees his effort whistle wide. 30Mins Goal 2-1: Wheeler at the double gives Buckhurst Hill the lead. This time Stalick with some wing trickery, gets the ball out wide and cuts across the area and passes, Wheeler tucks it away from close range. HT 2-1 Chigwell Boys Kick off 8Mins Goal 3-1: Buckhurst Hill get a grip of the game. Some neat interplay in midfield sees James beat the offside trap and he makes no mistake and slots into the far corner. Chigwell are rattled, their players are on each others backs as Buckhurst Hill step up the pressure. Ashman and Salmon are snuffing out their attacks and Walden and Mckeever down the left side are making some great inroads into Chigwell’s defense. The Chigwell players are getting no time on the ball, as Kelly and Mckeever press early, and Chigwell’s passes are being misplaced. 25Mins Goal 4-1: Buckhurst Hill wrap the game up. Some excellent passing triangles in midfield see’s a defense splitting pass to Spencer. He nonchalantly looks up picks his spot and with the calmness of a top premiership striker he buries his chance into the far corner leaving the keeper no chance. The game is stretches further, but neither team can find another clear-cut chance and the referee blows for full time. A great team performance from the boys today with every player giving 100%. So the boys can go home happy and with bragging rights in the bag for the coming week at school. With 2 wins out of 2 in the league they can also look forward to being high in the league table. Next up at home next weekend is Ridgeway Rovers who are also riding high in the table, so the competitive games keep coming thick and fast. Result FT 4-1 Wheeler x 2, James, Spencer ame is stretches further, but neither team can find another clear-cut chance and the referee blows for full time. A great team performance from the boys today with every player giving 100%. So the boys can go home happy and with bragging rights in the bag for the coming week at school. With 2 wins out of 2 in the league they can also look forward to being high in the league table. Next up at home next weekend is Ridgeway Rovers who are also riding high in the table, so the competitive games keep coming thick and fast.

Result FT 4-1 Wheeler x 2, James, Spencer

u13s White match report


 Buckhurst Hill Vs Senrab Lions

5th October 2014 Kick off 12.30pm

 So after the distractions of the Cup Matches over the last two weekends the boys get their league campaign under way at home. Todays visitors are and unknown quantity it could be another tight game for the boys.

Buckhurst Hill kick off

Buckhurst Hill start lively and get some good interchanging of passing through midfield and Senrab Lions look uncomfortable in dealing with the slick inter play.

5mins Goal 1-0: Buckhurst Hill take the lead, an excellent ball down the right wing sends Stalick away and cool as you like he calmly side foots to the left of the keeper and into the corner of the net.

Buckhurst Hill push on and again Stalick goes close and Senrab don’t have any answers to Buckhurst Hill passing and pressing.

12mins Goal 2-0: The lead is doubled as Lord races through and beats the keeper and finishes down the middle of the goal.

15mins Goal 3-0: Spencer this time collects the ball at the edge of the box, and then lobs the on rushing keeper to give Buckhurst Hill a commanding lead.

22mins Goal 4-0: Neat passing sees the ball fall to Spencer who’s shot goes through the keepers legs and as the keeper turns to save, he can only help it cross the line.

Buckhurst Hill are really flying now, they are first to every loose ball and every one wants a touch to get in on the act, Senrab lions look in disarray.

28mins Goal 5-0: A sublime finish from Spencer. Some great interplay from keeper to midfield through to Spencer sees and an audacious flick up and volley, into the roof of the net from outside the area, outstanding skill!

The halftime whistle blows and the Senrab lions look in tatters, heads down and well beaten, with still the second half to play.

HT 5-0

Senrab Lions Kick off

2mins Goal 6-0: A great through ball sees Lord race away from the defense, he shoots the keeper parries but Lord picks up the loose ball and slots into the corner.

4mins Goal 7-0: de ja vu, Lord beats the offside trap and races away, shoots the keeper parries and again Lord picks up the loose ball and finishes.

Buckhurst Hill are superior all over the pitch, the Excellent Salmon picks up the ball from midfield and drives on and on and on, rounds the keeper but a defender blocks his goal bound effort onto the post and out for a corner, great determination and drive from Salmon.

28mins Goal 8-0: Mckeever races clear and gets his shot off the keeper saves and for the 3rd time with the defense watching Mckeever collects up the loose ball and finishes.

29mins Goal 9-0: Spencer this time supplies an excellent defense splitting pass to Kelly who collects, and then calmly dispatches into the corner to complete the rout.

So a great confidence builder for the boys and a game that could have finished at least 13 -0, with the woodwork saving Senrab on at least 3 other occasions. A clean sheet and plenty of goals for the home side have sent all the home crowd home happy, tougher games will follow, but definitely one to enjoy.

Result FT 9-0

Stalick, Lord x 3, Spencer x 3, Mckeever, Kelly


u14 EJA Match Report

Lovely sunny morning for the game. The gaffer had a strong squad to select from with 15 boys here and welcome to Sid who stopped up to the squad for his debut today….We also welcomed back Joel minus his plaster cast but missed Lewis who was unavailable and Zak with a nasty sounding hand injury earned playing rugby. Still the 15 were had available were strong, cover in all positions and gave the gaffer a chance to rotate, which would be important on a hot day. The opposition did not have that luxury and put up a good game considering they had a bare 11.

Hill started well and we saw the return of a fluid passing game. We got into our stride quickly and pressed from the off.. As a result it took us only 3 minutes to open the scoring when a free kick was earned 20 yards out. GRACE stepped up and dispatched into far corner with power and accuracy. 1-0. 4 minutes later and the scoreline doubled. A corner from the left was taken by Brookes. His superb delivery found HARRIS who turned the ball in off a dubious part of his anatomy (according to G. Johnson). However, they all count and given his masterful display in the centre of midfield today, no more than Ben deserved. 2-0.

Hill were in full flow now and threatening with every piece of forward play. On 20 minutes the ball was worked to Basi in the middle of the park where he had cut in from the left full back position. A powerful drive inside saw him fouled on the edge of the box. He earned it, he was going to take it, and a good effort it was as well…..just wide.

Ten on 35 minutes the game was sealed. Some great build up play through the middle worked the ball to the right side and H. Barrett found DACKOMBE, the pair combining well throughout the game. With little else on and from the angle of the box he fired a powerful shot which h went over and round the keeper and into the side meeting. A lovely finish to effectively wrap up the game.  It was 3-0 at half time which alled the gaffer to change and rotate the team.

Different combinations of forwards, Redhead on for the lively Johnson in the middle, Sid on for Adam at the back.

Whatever player combinations Hill put out the fluency and game control remained. However, despite again controlling the game in the second half, and a couple of decent chances, the score remained 3-0.

 The best chance of the second half coming from a pacey and powerful rund down the right from Proctor who cut back the ball from a pacey and powerfull run down the right from Proctor who cut the ball back to Swann who struck it first time with power, but just rose over the bar.

Full time, Hill win 3-0. Good performance all round and looks like we have clicked into gear…just in time for what will likely be a tough game against Tilbury in the cup next.

u14 EJA Match report

This was a game that resembled the day….Foggy and dull early doors but once the sun brokethrough it turned into a fine afternoon.

Hill started with the hangover of several lacklustre results holding them back. Slow and quiet for the first 20 minutes, the game lacked any pace, energy or drive. Despite having the better of the play in the early encounters Hill didn’t really pass the ball crisply. The first real sortie came on 6 minutes when H. Barrett stepped into midfield with the ball, released Dackombe down the right whose cross found an empty penalty spot and was easily cleared.

After 18 minutes, almost by accident, Hill were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Redhead stepped up confidently and struck a decent effort but the keeper gathered. 

The game then slowly started to gather pace. Almost as if Hill’s muscle memory were clicking into place. On 21 minutes the ball was worked well through the middle with Harris, who was having a very solid game, finding Brookes. The little dynamo injected some much needed pace and struck a lovely effort from 25 yards which the keeper pushed for a corner.

Hill were gradually winding up now and got the breakthrough their possession demanded. On 25 minutes Harris again worked the ball well into the right channel, was patient with his pass and slipped a beauty inside the fullback inviting Dackombe forward. He collected the ball, got his head up and played a nice cutback to GRACE who made a great turn inside his man and passed home from 6 yards. 1-0.  28 mins and Hill going through the gears. The now energetic Brookes, who along with Harris in the middle, was starting to press. The two combined and Harris shot was just pushed wide by the keeper. The resultant corner found Jessop, who was having a fine game in the heart of defence, played one which was just deflected onto the bar. 4 minutes later a good combination between Grace, Redhead and Brookes found Johnson who struck a nice effort from 25 yards just wide.

Then on 34 minutes Hill broke through again. Some good possession in midfield from Johnson found GRACE who made a good run to pull away from his marker and slotted home from 18 yards. 2-0.

Half time Hill 2-0. Just about deserved. Despite the visitors playing some neat football early on, any real chances they had were readily stopped by the superb Jessop and Barratt in the heart of the Hill defence.

The second half began where the first left off. Hill maintaining the pace they had built up and on 37 minutes Brookes broke down the left. He found GRACE who made a good run down the left channel and got round the back of the defence. A composed ball pulled back to PROCTOR on the edge of the 6 yard box and a cool finish, 3-0.

On 48 minutes Hill went further ahead with the goal of the game. A solo effort from GRACE who picked the ball up 30 yards out and back to goal, he slipped a great turn inside and let fly with his left boot. Top corner 4-0. The result was now sealed and Hill were turning on the style. The football began to flow a lot better. passing out from the back and using the ball intelligently. Hill were now starting to string passes together and looked more like a unit. On 55 minutes the scoring was complete when Harris won a good header in the middle of the park which fell to GRACE who hit his 4th goal of the game  from 18 yards. 5-0.

The final act was one of the nicest bits of football when King, on in the right back slot, once again used the ball intelligently down the channel to Bolton, who in turn found Grace. He lifted his shot over the keeper and was goal bound but a last ditch clearance from the centre half prevented the goal.

Final score Hill 5, Codicote 0. A score worthy of the possession and just about worthy of the play. If Hill can take that momentum into the next couple of fixtures then the season will be up and running.

A final word for the referee who went largely unnoticed throughout. Not a dirty game, but one which he allowed to flow and stopped only when required….especially for two mid half drink breaks. If he had brought the shaving foam anyone would have thought we were still in Brazil.