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U18 Tour News.

19th Jul 2005

Gothia Cup 2005

Group Stage:
Buntingford Town U18's 6 0 Alta IF
Buntingford Town U18's 0 0 Kobenhavns BV
Buntingford Town U18's 1 0 Nassetts

Knockout Stage (last 32):
Buntingford Town U18's 1 6 Florunda

Dana Cup

Group Stage:
Buntingford Town U18's 5 0 Leinstrad Byn

Knockout Stage:
Buntingford Town U18's 5 0 Hodd IL
Buntingford Town U18's 3 0 Eiderstals Molfs
Buntingford Town U18's 2 1 Vidar FK
Final:
Buntingford Town U18's 0 1 Egerstunds


18/07/05 - Town's U18's won the first game of their Swedish tour, with a 6-0 victory over Alta IF in the Gothia Cup.

A hat-trick from Charlie Henry assisted by goals from Tom Bellingham, John Bitting and Gary Christy sets the team up nicely for their next match against Danish opponents Kovenhavns BV.

19/07/05 - Town's U18's drew their second of 3 league matches 0-0 with Danish side Kobenhavns BV on Tuesday.

In contrast to Monday's performance Paul Attfield was disappointed.

Both teams picked up five bookings in a poor spectacle with little goal mouth action.

20/07/05 - Town U18s finished the group stage of the Gothia Cup as group winners with a 1-0 victory over Swedish side Nassetts.

A first half Charlie Henry penalty was enough to gain victory in a game dominated from start to finish by Buntingford.

The lads will now face Swedsh team Borstahusens BK in the first knockout stage.

21/07/05 - Town's U18s went out of the Gothia Cup at the last 32 stag after being comprehensively ouplayed by local professional outfit and former tournament winners Florunda by 6goals to 1.

Despite taking the lead through Dave Morbin Town trailed 2-1 at the break and tired drastically after half time as injuries to key players also took their toll.

Town will now prepare for the Dana Cup which starts on Tuesday.

25/07/05 - Dana Cup Group Stage:
Buntingford Town Youth won their first group match in the Dana Cup under 19 section 5-0 against Norwegian side Leinstrad Byn.

A game dominated by Town's youngsters saw goals scored by Tom Malins, John Bitting, Charlie Henry, Dave Morbin and Sam Leader.

29/07/05 - Buntingford Town's youth team reached the quarter finals of the U19's Dana Cup with an ehilerating 5nil victory over professional club side Hodd IL from Norway.

Without doubt the best performance of the tour so far saw goals scored by Charlie Henry, Tom Bellingham, Gary Christie, John Bitting and Dave Morbin.

Town now face German opposition in the last eight.

29/07/05 - Buntingford Town's Youth Team has made it to the Dana Cup u19's semi-final with another clean sheet and a 3-0 victory over German side Eiderstals Molfs.

In front of a large crowd Town totally bewildered their opponents with a high class performance.

Two Charlie Henry goals and one from Gary Christie completed the scoring and now the lads face Norwegian or Moldovan opponents next.

29/07/05 - Town earned a place in the U19's Dana Cup Final after beating Vidar FK from Norway in the semi 2-1.

Charlie Henry cancelled out an early Vidar penalty before half time and a Dave Morbin header three minutes from time and a fantastic penalty save from Steve Martinuissen soon after won the game in front of 400 spectators.

30/07/05 - Town youth fell at the final hurdle of the U19 dana Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Norwegians Egerstunds in the final.

In a low key game of few chances both teams gave all their energy after the previous days demanding three game schedule.

Town's best chance came with ten minutes remaining when Charlie Henry hit the bar from 20 yards but the majority of the 1000+ crowd celebrated when the winning goal came with just seven minutes left.


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