It was another action-packed weekend for Slough Town Juniors at the weekend, with four of our teams in action.
The weekend started with disappointment for the U12 girls with their game being called off. However the U10 girls did manage to play, and put in a battling performance, starting with only five players and still managing to be one goal up before the opposition equalised. The game was settled with the last kick of the ball and left the girls with big smiles on their faces.
Sunday saw an unusual lack of victory for the U13 boys. They were held to a 3-3 draw by Windsor, with their goals coming from Walid (2) and Alfie.
The U14 boys welcomed Risborough Rangers to Mercian Park for the quarter-final of the Mike Keen Memorial Cup. Slough made a quick start, hitting the woodwork within the first minute and going on to dominate the first half.
James scored on 20 minutes, and Slough should have scored more in the first half. As should be expected from a team in a higher division, Risborough came out strongly in the second half, but strong defending kept the score at 1-0 and Slough progressed to the semi-finals, where they will play against Harefield in a couple of weeks. Man of the Match was Owen.
The U16 boys played their first match since the end of January away at Risborough Rangers. A strong wind and rain made playing conditions extremely difficult and the gamble was whether to start or finish with the wind. Slough decided to play against it in the first half and managed well, especially with Nojus commanding his area and cutting out the high balls. However in the final minute the hosts got a lucky break when a speculative shot rebounded into the net.
The second half was a different story with Slough mounting attack after attack. Midway through the half Dominic broke down the right and found Feranmi in the box, who coolly beat the keeper to equalise.
Slough continued to press and it was only a matter of time before the pressure told. Feranmi was again able to find space in behind the Risborough defence and slotted home for the winner. The boys pushed for more, but despite several close calls, the game ended with a 2-1 Slough victory.
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