Good performances at Oxford City last weekend resulted in both teams remaining unbeaten on the day, but this only takes us to the halfway stage of the season (as we have a two month winter break).
We moved top of League 2 with four wins and two draws, without conceding a single goal. Whilst a draw against Aylesbury was a fair result, a scoreless draw against MK Ospreys was our third such result in a row this season, and they love to frustrate us. Highlights were a 5-0 thrashing of MK Lynx (including a Dwayne Shaw hat-trick) and a 3-0 victory against Banbury. Debutants Jeevan Singh and Mohammed Farah scored as did stalwarts Dan Greene and Raheem Choudhury.
BOBi Division 2 (top)
Pos Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Slough Town 18 10 7 1 20 55
2 MK Panthers 18 9 7 2 10 52
3 Aylesbury United 18 9 7 2 11 52
In the Conference our lads won five and drew three and to be honest could, and should have done better, but poor discipline and showing off got the better of some players as the day progressed. Their coach wasn't able to attend this tournament so perhaps I'm being a but harsh, but I want all our teams to give their all and be good losers and gracious winners. Goals came from Scott Miles, Dan Gealy, Owen Gareppo, Gary Sherriff, Nathaniel Jeffries and (we'll never hear the end of it) goalkeeper Yannick Var Prinslay, direct from a goal kick. Similarly to the other Slough side, the three draws were goalless.
BOBi Conference (top)
Pos Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Slough Town 23 14 7 2 28 72
2 Smiles Giants 23 13 8 2 17 70
3 Barton Rovers 23 12 8 3 15 67
So it's tight at the top of both leagues but we are where we want to be and we will do out utmost to kick on for the second half of this league campaign. We are a good team of talented players that can beat anyone on our day. However, finding that consistency is the key now, in terms of putting good performances in but also getting results over the line on a regular basis.
We have a big weekend coming up as we entertain St Albans City at Arbour Park on Saturday morning (6th April), before travelling down to play at Bournemouth on Sunday 7th, but we will get to make use of our large squad of players.
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