Slough Town’s Junior teams showed promise with strong performances across the weekend.
The Under 10s started their league campaign at home on Sunday, and the team was switched round giving new opportunities for attackers to play in more defensive positions and vice versa. The players took to their new roles well and were given the chance to learn from a different angle.
The boys created lots of chances, which shows promise for the rest of the season. Although the points were shared between the teams, the great phases that were shown and the one touch football was a joy to watch. This game generated more blood than the average vampire could dream of. We're hoping the young man has recovered and mum has plenty of stain remover.
Under 11 Girls
The girls played their third and final friendly fixture on Saturday. Being an early kick-off with plenty of rain and wind, quick football had to be played and the girls knew to keep their passes low.
With most of the game being dominated by Slough, we eventually scored, in what seemed like a very long first half. We ended the game in the second half with more great goals. It was a strong performance and gives us confidence for our new season.
Under 13 Girls
The Under 13s faced another tough game. Although the result was not what was wanted, the players showed huge improvement from the previous week. Unfortunately, a few mistakes were the difference between the sides, but it was a great challenge in such a tough league for the girls.
The game proved tough, but it was a real battle with some 'old school' tackles shown. The girls will need some practice when it comes to shooting, but results should soon come if they can start to take their chances.
Due to injuries, we had to play our girls out of position, but a massive well done goes to our player of the match, Hari-Anna who dealt with her new responsibilities very well.
The side welcomed Taplow United to Mercian Way for a league game this weekend, with a few of the wounded being welcomed back into the side.
Slough started positively and after a mix-up between goalie and centre-half, James nipped in and rolled it into an empty net putting his side a goal up, but if not for a great last-ditch tackle from Caleb, Taplow could have been level shortly afterwards.
Slough got a second from Joseph who burst through and rolled it across the six-yard box for James to tap in and claim his brace.
The second half was very solid, and our boys showed great discipline. The game was over when James finished one on one to complete his hat-trick.
It was a great team performance and was the side's first three points of the season, and well deserved.
Well done to James and Caleb for sharing Man of the Match. Excellent performances from both players.
We're hoping that those who picked up injuries this weekend make swift recoveries and we move on to a new week and new challenges.
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