It was another eventful weekend for Slough Town's Junior teams, with two of the boys teams involved in cup semi-finals.
Slough Town U16 boys
For the third week running the U16s had to contend with a strong wind that made football difficult. The semi-final got off to the worst possible start with Ickenham scoring straight away, with a long ball across the area being finished well at the far post.
But the boys didn't let this affect them and soon started to dominate. A great ball in behind the Ickenham defence found Feranmi in space and he finished well.
Despite several decent chances the boys didn't make their superiority tell and the half finished 1-1. The second half was a closer fought affair with both teams creating chances but not taking them. Slough went closest from a corner, but the ball was cleared off the line.
The match finished with Slough pushing hard but no extra time meant straight to the lottery of penalties, which the boys unfortunately lost 4-3.
We were delighted to learn that U16 keeper Nojus made his first team debut last Tuesday in a friendly against Thatcham Town. He has been training with the first team all season. Really positive comments were made by joint Manager Neil Baker, goalkeeping coach Trent Phillips and also first team keeper Jack Turner. Nojus is definitely one to watch for the future.
Slough Town U13 boys
Slough were victorious at Windsor Royal boys, winning 5.3 with goals from Charlie (3), Louis and Walid.
Windsor were brilliant and went 3-0 up, playing some wonderful football. They were a credit to their club and families, and the better team on the day.
Slough showed an amazing attitude, great determination and the will to not be denied. In all the craziness there was some beautiful football and goals when the pressure was on.
Slough Town U14 boys
The young Rebels travelled to Maidenhead on Sunday morning to play Boyne Hill Panthers.
A slow steady start saw Slough take the lead when Nico produced an excellent run & pass to Joseph who tapped in from close range. Slough then had several chances to add to their lead but it was Boyne Hill who levelled through an own goal.
Boyne Hill then went ahead just before half time with another own goal. Slough responded well but some good goalkeeping and brave defending meant they could not find the equaliser. However 15 mins from the end, Josh scored with a fine finish at the near post to make it 2-2.
Slough then bombarded the Boyne Hill goal and could have had several more goals but bad luck and bodies in the way prevented Slough getting a winner.
The boys were disappointed with a draw and saw one of their players break an ankle, so we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Slough Town U10 girls
The U10 girls are once again extremely happy, having made the cup final.
They have a couple of weeks of friendlies before the final, and we wish them good luck.
Well done to all the boys teams who reached semi-finals this season and fingers crossed for the U12 girls who have a semi-final coming up, and the U10s who have their final shortly.
In other news, the U14 boys are really pleased to welcome LA Galaxy U14s to Arbour Park on 30/31st March. The team are visiting the UK and are in the area to attend the Fulham game, so will be joining the boys for training on Saturday before playing a game on Sunday. We wish them a safe journey and look forward to meeting them all soon.
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