Slough Town's PALS teams have enjoyed a good start to the new season.
Following a disappointing campaign last year our club recruited several players during the summer to improve the squad. Our problem has always been scoring goals and the introduction of Nathan Richardson, Dan Greene, Damien Breslin, James Pope and Tudor Papuc will hopefully address this issue in the coming months.
Three seasons ago we struggled to provide a team for the 7-a-side BOBi league and now we have a squad of nearly 30 players playing regular 11v11 matches and tournaments.
The League team sit in third place in the BOBi League 2, a single point behind joint leaders Aylesbury United & MK Panthers, having won 3 and drawn 2 of our opening 6 games, during which we have only conceded a solitary goal. Meanwhile, our Conference team sit top of their division on goal difference after 6 wins and a draw from 7 matches, conceding only twice.
We didn't fare too well in the South East Regional 11v11 Competition, despite home advantage, in fact we were pretty awful but we still qualified through to the Plate Competition. We have to perform better in the future because there were some very naïve mistakes and we are better than that.
We compete in the BOBi League again this weekend followed by home matches over the next few weeks against QPR, Woking, Newbury, St. Albans and AFC Bournemouth, where we can continue to improve. At the moment we are a young side with moments of individual brilliance, but are technically and physically not yet good enough against the older and well established teams.
Whatever the results, there is a lot more to Slough Town PALS than just football, and that's the most important thing.
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