Published: Monday, February 20th 2017
STYFC weekend update
Written by Kay Lathey
Slough Town's Under 12 and Under 14 teams were both in action at the weekend.
The Under 12s were in Subsidiary Cup action on Sunday at Cherry Orchards against their old rivals Burnham Yellows.
Going one goal down in the first half, the young Rebels were well off par. A bit of a talking to at half time bought about the desired reaction with a great run from Steven being converted by Malachi to even the score. However, an own goal restored the Burnham lead within a couple of minutes.
It looked like all was lost when all nine lads came up for a corner, and the ball was cleared to Burnham's very quick forward who had no one to stop him firing into the empty goal.
With no more than a couple of minutes to go, Alfie L had a long range shot stopped by Burnham's stand-in keeper, before Malachi added Slough's second goal; and then Emanuele scored an amazing curling shot to draw the game level again, despite protests from the opposition.
It wasn't pretty, but the lads showed great character and kept their heads and were rewarded by managing to salvage a point in the end.
The Under 14s eventually got back to action today, away at Westwood. The weeks of cancellations showed and the boys looked really rusty. However, Slough took the lead midway through the first half when Francis Ketter outpaced the home defence to slot home.
For a while it looked like Slough would push on and add more goals but then they seemed to get really edgy and let Westwood back in to the game. Nojus Trinovas was in commanding form in the Slough goal and the boys finished the first half one goal ahead.
The home side used the slope of the pitch to good advantage and started to take control but a fine breakaway goal from Philbert Arko seemed to have won the game. Again though, the Slough boys seemed too complacent and let Westwood pull one back with a couple of minutes to go. But the boys kept the ball at the other end for the remaining minutes and recorded their third straight victory to push them up to mid table.