There was not much to report this weekend, with most games off for one reason or another - but the Under 13s had another good win, which keeps them in top spot for the turn of the New Year.
Slough's U13s defeated Windsor by a score of 8-2, with Alfie and Charlie both netting hat-tricks and Walid also scoring twice. Manager, Jermaine commented after the game:
"Unbelievable team performance today. Every kid was so good - the score could have been 16-2. Men of the Match were Callum. Amir and Alfie but I should really pick the whole team".
The U16s suffered a rare but significant defeat at the hands of Penn and Tylers Green at Mercian Park.
The previous weekend, the Rebels' U13s were 7-0 winners over Maidenhead with Alfie again hitting a treble, Charlie grabbing two and Walid and Michael one each. It was described as a "beautiful performance on an ugly pitch" and Slough were in full control from minute one, securing their first clean sheet of the season in the process. with Amir. Luke and Callum all standing out.
The U10 girls suffered a defeat, but with illness and traffic issues that wasn't surprising as the game had to start minus a goalkeeper. The U12 girls game was abandoned due to potentially significant injury, which luckily proved not to be serious after a visit to hospital.
As the year draws to a close, we look back on the season so far and have to say that it has been a successful one. We have two new girls teams. The U10s won their Autumn Trophy and have become a consistently strong team in their league. The U12s have gone from five players in their first game to a consistent 11 who win some, lose some, but what is so brilliant about this group is their amazing team spirit, not just the girls, but their parents too.
Getting the girls teams off the ground has been a struggle and has taken some time - but I am so proud of the fact that we have done it and what they have achieved in such a short time.
The longer established boys teams are thriving.
The U13s still comfortably top of their league with a 10 point lead. They haven't lost a league game yet this season. The group has grown significantly and there are regularly 20 boys training each week.
The U14s sit in second place, level on points with unbeaten leaders Thame United. These boys have made the transition into the Wycombe League this season and the addition of several new players over the summer.
The U16s also sit in second place in Division 1 of the Wycombe League. Hopefully the boys will continue to enjoy their football whilst turning their focus to their GCSEs in the New Year. Good luck to all who have mock exams when they return to school and well done to those that survived them last week.
To enable all of the above, we have a great group of coaches and managers who selflessly give their time week in and week out, parents who help out and turn up every week to support their children and their team mates, ferrying other players back and forth, putting up goals and respect barriers etc. Without all of these people, the kids would not get to play. Also to the partners and children of the coaches - thank you for letting us borrow them.
Wishing you all a very merry and restful Christmas, a happy and healthy 2019 and we look forward to seeing everyone on the first weekend of January for training.
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