Published: Wednesday, November 16th 2016
STYFC weekend update
Written by Adam Foulser, Dave King & Kay Lathey
Slough Town's U11s, U12s and U14s coaches reflect on last weekend's matches.
Slough Town's U11s, U12s and U14s were all in action last weekend.
U11s (written by Adam Foulser)
Last week the U11s played in a very wet and cold game at Cherry Orchards. Although they suffered a hefty defeat the manager came away with a smile on his face given how well the lads had played. The work rate and effort right to the final whistle was second to none. There weren't many goal scoring chances and this was mainly due to being stuck in our own half. The lads haven't really worked on attacking play yet in training as the focus has been on work ethic and first touch. As the weeks go by they will work on ways of winning games.
This week was much the same, however they did create several chances and missed a penalty. However, the manager was once again more than happy with the effort. At this age, the results are less important as they are non competitive games.
Stand out performances from the last two weeks have been Ruben Metcalf at right back and goal keeper, George as he has made some amazing saves and reads the game well for one so young.
There have been some really good individual performances so far, they just need to be take these into a team performance. This will come, this is a very new team, so keep your heads up boys and keep your manager smiling with your effort.
U12s (written by Kay Lathey)
The U12s continued their fine League form today when they visited Summerleaze to meet Boyne Hill Panthers.
Malachi opened the scoring following a bit of a scramble around the goal. Owen doubled the tally within a few minutes, Joseph added a third before Boyne Hill grabbed one back almost immediately from the kick off. Alfie L finished the scoring in the first half. They finished the half 1-4 ahead.
The second half was not quite so action packed but Ruben bagged his first Rebels goal before Boyne Hill pulled another one back. Leo in the Slough goal made a very interesting save just before the end clamping the ball between his thighs and hanging on to it.
The result leaves the lads undefeated in the League and still in second place with two games in hand.
U14s (written by Dave King)
The U14s crashed out of the Berks & Bucks Cup with a 0-3 home defeat to Holmer Green. Despite the bad news that keeper Nojus Trinovas was out with a suspected fractured to his arm, the boys started brightly. They dominated the first 15 minutes but then Holmer Green began to get in to the game and scored what can only be described as a sloppy goal.
Despite a couple of chances this goal separated the teams until deep into the second half. Two more defensive slips allowed the visitors to add to their lead and end up with a comfortable win.