Not many games to report in two months!
An excellent set of weekend results for the BHR adult teams. Two wins in their season ending set of league fixtures saw the Walking Football First Team push up to 4th in the final table. Great achievement for the boys as they can now rest their arthritic limbs as winter sets in!
The women's team kept up their recent upturn with a hard earned point at home to Hutton, 1-1, whilst the Men won 2-1 at Wakering and the Vets kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a come-back 2-2 draw at Broomfield.
Hutton Blue 4 - 0 BHR U12s
Beacon can count themselves unlucky considering the makeshift team they had to put out due to absentee’s and some dubious refereeing decisions. The away team went into the break 2-0 down after a laughable penalty was awarded to the home side to the total disbelief of both sets of players and coaching staff. Beacon rallied and came out fighting in the 2nd half and had an Albert Gillespie effort cleared off the line with 2 other chances falling to James large but one was put agonisingly wide of the post and the other a good save from the home goalkeeper kept the score at 2-0. The home team added a third goal courtesy of some slack marking and rounded off victory with a fourth near the end. Credit to the u12’s for not giving up this game and they showed some real spirit to not let their heads go down and plugging away right until the end.
BHR U8s 5 - 0 Bradwell Bay
Game was fairer than the scoreline suggests but BHR took their chances better than our guests, goals from Purdy, Stefanini and Pash, the last of which was from a free kick in our own half
Compliments from the Bradwell coach about our sportsmanship, passing and general team ethos which ment alot more than the score
Two brilliantly resilient performances from both Beacon Hill's First Teams at the weekend. Whilst the Women's Team finally lost to high flying Eastern Region outfit Hutton in the County Cup, at 0-2 they were still in the game before two late goals finally saw the visitors through to the 3rd Round.
Rovers' Men Firsts also showed determination coming back from 1-4 to thrillingly equalise at the death for a point at 4-4 at home to Manford Way.
The Veterans were 3-0 up at the Hill to Woodham and saw off a late fight back to remain unbeaten this season at 3-2.
On the road at Harold Wood Hill's Reserves put on a good show before going down 1-3 in the Strachan Cup.
BHR U12s 4 - 0 Brentwood Tigers
A much improved performance from beacon this week with every player playing their part in this well deserved victory. Beacon went ahead half way through the first half thanks to a neat one two between Ben large and joe hazel resulting in the former striking the ball from the corner of the 18yard box into the top corner, the knee slide celebration luckily not resulting in an injury!!! Beacon then doubled the score before half time when a great save from the visiting goalie from a Callum Webb effort resulted in the loose ball being tucked home by Albert Gillespie. Beacon nearly made it 3 before the break with a max barke top corner effort superbly tipped over by the visitors keeper. Joe hazel made it 3 mid way through the second half after some sustained pressure from the away side but beacon weathered the storm and a neat finish made it 3-0 to the home side. Albert Gillespie rounded off the day with his second of the game after a defensive mistake by the away sides defence. All in all a brilliant and well needed performance by the u12’s, well done boys.
BHRs U9 1 - 5 Dunmow Rovers Lions
After a great 1st half battle it could have gone either way with the score line remaining level at the break. A few lucky shots that's skidded in the wet conditions unfortunately got the better of our defence. A well taken goal by Teddy Metcalf on his birthday with the assist from Oliver Tolhurst was a nice way to end the game 👍 both teams played some lovely football ⚽️
BHR U8s 3 - 4 Valley Green Lions
A close game with some great football played by both teams, top draw saves by Harwood but the Valley keeper was the busier of the two, goals from Purdy and Pash, we must have had 10 shots that didnt go in and the boys did well to persevere in the rain and give it 100% until the final whistle
BHR U8 Girls 0 - 7 Stanway Rovers Sparks
Still some development to be done, though the girls gave it their all. The score line some what flatters the opposition and I’d give our girls the award for being too nice! As goal went in whilst we were tieing shoelaces up for our team mates, helping team mates off the floor who had been wiped out and after some fantastic saves from our goal keepers Nichols and Knight our team were busy celebrating the saves and forgot the game was still going on. We did do some lovely passing at points we now just need to learn now how to hold our positions better so when we attack we don’t loose our defence. Otherwise we are definitely making some really nice progress and starting to find some positions. The main thing is the girls played with massive smiles on their faces, no matter the goals we let in so we are looking forward to being able to travel with a full squad in two weeks and hopefully get a closer result at Stanway on the 13th. Fingers crossed!
Great Bradfords 0 - 2 BHR U10 Girls
I’m delighted to tell you that after a few false starts and ‘learning’ weeks, the u10 girls won their first league game this weekend (2-0 away at Great Bradford’s).
Both teams dealt with the conditions well, but Beacon Hill bossed the game from start to finish, creating any number of chances.
Erin Bennett tapped home from close range following good work by the ever-industrious Ruby Meadows, before Ava Williams won back possession and beat 2 players before slotting in the second goal.
A real confidence booster and the smiles on faces after the game was a just reward for their hard work and the develop shown this season.
Brentwood 3 - 3 BHR U12s
A rain sodden Brentwood pitch greeted the 12s and they quickly discovered a surface this wet was going to be tougher than usual.
BH found themselves a goal down after attempting to pass out from the back. The wet pitch stopped the ball and allowed the opposition to take advantage. BH’s morale was not hit, going close with a Callum Webb effort. Hill's resources were tested when linesman, Mark Stefanini, was downed by a local sniper. His replacement, assistant Rob Large, failed to flag for offside, allowing Hutton in on goal. Despite the 7 chances to clear, it meant the visitors went in 2-0 at the break.
More monsoon rain greeted the second half. Despite this, BH clawed one back. A clever Webb threw ball allowed Joe Hazell to out muscle his man and hit the net.
Despite puddles on the pitch, the game continued. After a scrappy, goalmouth scramble, Beacon fell 3-1 behind.
But, the boys weren’t ready to lie down just yet. Another Webb / Hazell combination resulted in a second goal - making for an exciting final 5 mins.
The equalising game came after a smart interception by Louie Hunt. He found Owen Eddolls who in turn fed Hazell. He needed no invitation to run at the Hutton backline. They hesitated, backed off, allowing Hazell to unleash an unstoppable effort into the top corner to round off a thoroughly deserved draw.
Another impression not giving up attitude shown by the boys.
BHR U12s 3 - 2 Harlow tekkers Hill started the game on the front foot but looked nowhere near as comfortable on the ball as previous weeks with loose passing a common occurrence, they did however take the lead through a joe hazel finish from a Freddie steffanini corner. It didn’t last long as the visitors equalised through a headed goal direct from a corner that should’ve been cleared by hill to make it 1-1 at the break.
The visitors then took the lead after a decent effort from outside the box beat the hill keeper. Callum Webb then levelled up the tie with a neat finish after beating 2 opposition defenders following a through ball from Freddie steffanini, joe hazel then sealed all the points after a clever interception from James large released brother Ben down the left side who then threaded a perfectly weighted through ball to hazel who made no mistake with his clinical finish.
Beacon Hill U8 Girls on fire at Stanway!
Our U8 girls travelled the short trip to Stanway Rovers who had beaten us a few weeks ago. Beacon Hill played the better football throughout and generally dominated. We had a team of 6, the opposition had a team of 12.
Goals came from Levine, Rose and Whittle. Levine took the majority of chances for Beacon Hill today with some great finishing and being assisted by each pitch player in the team.
A special mention also has to go to Nichols who chose to play the whole game in goal. Only letting in one goal, but made a great handful of saves when Stanway did get forward.
Our U8 girls best football to date, with each player shining and playing their part. Everyone did their jobs, if they were asked to defend they did, our goal keeper distributed well and cleaned up what she could and midfield passed beautifully to each other and took it in turns to attack.
Very proud of the girls today. They didn’t really need much coaching, just some calls of encouragement the rest was facilitating the one sub. The girls organised themselves and their formation.
BHR U10 Girls 4 - 1 Great Bradfords
It was a third win on the spin for the u10 girls. In general, patterns of play were good and there were some much better sequences of passing through our midfield.
A first half strike from Erin Charles-Carberry gave us a lead at the break. A strong second strike from Charles - Carberry doubled our lead 5 minutes into the second half, following a good exchange between Ava Williams and Amelie Pask, the latter providing the assist.
A third goal was scored by Ava Williams rolling her player from a throw in before half-volleying home and the 4th was added by Bella Tibaldi, with her first goal for Beacon Hill. Bradfords scored a late consolation goal.
Coggeshall 7 - 6 BHR U7s
A goal fest for the U7 boys away to Coggeshall this morning. A couple of goals for Henry, and others added by Finley, Jacob and Tom. And a well respected mins silence before KO for Remembrance Sunday
Stanway Rovers Phoenix 5 - 2 BHR U10 girls.
Today was always going to be a benchmark of how much the girls have improved since losing 16-0 to Phoenix in the home leg (our first competitive league fixture).
After a very competitive first 15 mins, Stanway scored 2 exceptional long range strikes, both going in off the woodwork, before adding a third after a defensive mix up.
Shortly after the break, Beacon Hill pulled one back following a strong solo run and powerful finish from Ruby Meadows.
Erin Charles-Carberry hit the angle from a long range strike, before Stanway added a 4th and 5th in short succession.
The ever-industrious Ruby Meadows added a second from a good finish after being picked out by Erin Charles-Carberry.
A good performance with a couple of players missing. Our improvement, competitive spirit and commitment to ‘doing the right things’ was commended by both sets of supporters and the opposing coaches.
Very proud of the strides the girls continue to make.
St Clere's 5 - 1 BHR U14s
The scoreline isn't a fair reflection of the game. Depite playing against a significant slope on a very wet pitch, Hill by far had the better of the chances in the first half. Unfortunately, a failure to turn those chances into goals and a failure to clear or block shots meant they went in at the break 3-0 down.
The team talk was simple: the next goal is key. We're down hill so let's convert the chances and we'll win this. But, as has been a common failing this season, an early goal following a mistake drained the boys of any confidence. A late strike from Oscar Tooke was a small consolation.
BHR U10 girls 0 - 4 Valley Green
A slow start saw the girls go 2-0 to some fairly route one goals where we failed to match the oppositions desire to get to the ball first.
Beacon Hill came out with a far better second half showing and played some excellent passing football in testing conditions, but ultimately let in 2 very good late goals following solo runs by the opposition.
Following the match, the players had an opportunity to demonstrate some alternative ball skills in our first bowling day!
BHR U9s 2 - 1 Hedingham
A great game today from the U9's. Enjoyable football to watch, plenty of opportunities for both teams. Goals from Butcher and Metcalf and a special mention to Zachary Ahmed for a great performance today 👏🏻
BHR U8s 9 - 3 Tollesbury U8
Wet and soggy local derby but our BHR U8s ploughed on. Some really good team football, calmness on the ball, passing into space, first time hat trick for Metcalf and other goals from Purdy, Pash, Stefanini and Simmance put the icing a very well baked cake
BHR U14s 1 - 3 St Clere's
With two late absentees due to illness on top of others away, the U14s were left with a bare X1. Despite that, they performed brilliantly. Competing for everything and supporting each other. An excellent goal from Oscar Tooke made the tie close before a late goal sealed the 3-1 victory.
BHR U8 Girls v Hawkwell Athletic U8 Girls
Today was another solid performance for our U8 girls. Developing week on week into a fab little team. A well deserved hattrick from Isla Rose.
Solid performances from the rest of the team, with some great passing and solid tackles.