Published: Friday, September 23rd 2016
Young Rebels run wild at Highmoor
Written by Liban Omar
Slough's U18s hit six goals at Highmoor Ibis in the League Cup.
Slough Town traveled to Scours Lane in Reading to play Highmoor Ibis in the League Cup this week.
The young Rebels started well with a high tempo. Their first goal was a 35 yard lob from Bains, who spotted the Ibis keeper off his line. His inch-perfect lob fell into the net.
It was more impressive football from Slough which resulted in Sherman getting two goals in ten minutes.
Then came a well-worked corner which both Bakes and Unders would have been proud of, which was converted by Raju.
Just before the half time interval Raju ran at the Ibis defence, beating both full-back and centre half before slotting the ball into the bottom corner to give Slough a 5-0 half time lead.
After the break Ibis made four changes and created some good chances, but Slough's keeper Sangha kept Ibis at bay.
Slough extended their lead through another well worked free kick which was headed by Green into the top right hand corner, giving the Ibis keeper no chance.
The young Rebels went through the motions for about 20 minutes and then with five remaining, Ibis made the most of some sloppy play and punished Slough for it, scoring a consolation goal.
Slough saw out the remainder of the game, also having an effort disallowed despite the ball appearing to be over the line.
Manager Mark Betts was pleased with how his Rebels played in the first half as they created numerous chances and showed great quality to finish five of them. Slough were also missing the suspended Richardson and the injured Bennett, Ralf and Jonaitis, so this was a great squad performance.
Slough's man of the match was awarded to goalkeeper Sanga.