It was another action-packed weekend for Slough Town’s Junior boys and girls teams in cold conditions.
Before the rain and hailstones came down, the U13 boys played FC Cippenham, with the match finishing 8-0 to the young Rebels.
Alfie scored twice, Charlie scored a hat-trick, and Walid, Michael and Louie scored one apiece. It was a brilliant performance in horrible conditions, the boys made that pitch look like Arbour Park. The team’s play was amazing but the attitude and the work ethic was sensational – the boys should be proud. The players of the match were Ryan. Jamie and Freddy.
The U14 boys took to the pitch just as the heavens opened. After having to switch pitches at half time, they won 6-1 against Boyne Hill in tricky conditions.
Boyne Hill started on the front foot and took a deserved 1-0 lead. The Slough boys regrouped and started to get in the game, equalising through a well-worked goal from Joseph. A few more missed chances went begging but Slough come out much stronger in the second half and started to dominate. Some great wing play from Joseph set Josh up with a tap-in at the back post and Slough soon added a third when, after a good save from the Boyne Hill keeper, Josh reacted quickest to slot in his second.
The fourth and fifth goals soon followed, Joe Reed hitting a fantastic shot from distance and Harly finishing with great aplomb. A great second half performance was rounded off when Taylor slotted home a great through ball from James to make the final score 6-1. Man of the Match was Josh for his hard work and two goals.
The U16 boys progressed to the semi-final of the cup with a 3-0 win away at Harefield United. Preparations for the match were hampered by the weather conditions but the boys put on what can best be described as a professional performance.
With the wind being a factor in the match, the young Rebels started brightly and took the lead when Yani pounced on a poor clearance to power home. The boys created lots of decent chances but didn't have the composure in front of goal.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Slough creating chances but not capitalising on them, whilst containing a spirited Harefield side. But the boys’ patience was rewarded when Tom Mac raced on to a through ball and calmly beat the keeper.
The game was tied up in the last five minutes when Lewis broke free on the right and powered home number three.
The weekend started with frustration for the U10 girls at Kensington Road, as despite lots of chances they were unlucky to come away with a goalless draw.
The U12 girls on the other hand scored goals aplenty against Thatcham & Newbury Town with the game finishing 7-0 to the Rebels.
It took 20 minutes to break the deadlock but then the goals were plentiful. Ammara opened the scoring superb passing play in the build-up. The second half began with a 2-0 lead and the girls continued to attack and defend with strength. Grace had to dig deep with shots coming from every direction but managed to keep another clean sheet. There was an impressive goal tally (Azwa 4, Ammara 3) in a great game from the “Rebelettes”. Thanks to Gavin Way for the report.
The Slough Town Juniors Presentation night will be on Saturday 15 June, 6.30pm at Arbour Park. It would be great to have everyone there, so put the date in your diaries now!
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