Four of our Junior teams were in action over the weekend, writes Declan Bonsor.
The U10s were away this week, with the focus on developing play in the middle of the park to create more chances high up the pitch. The boys battled hard and remained focused on keeping to the plan, we had to defend the long ball for most of the game but dealt with it well.
Some great individual play by our boys showed promise; receiving the ball from out of the sky, getting it under control and playing out wide into feet. However, we conceded a goal not long before half time but held strong until the whistle.
Our hard work paid off in the second half, as Myles struck the ball sweetly from distance to equalise.
The game finished all square again this week, but a good solid performance and exciting times ahead with this group. Well done boys.
Under 11 Girls
The U11 girls headed to Laurel Park for their first game of the Autumn Cup.
Our opponents started very strong and tested our defence several times, which meant we had to adjust. Our goalkeeping and defending were sublime, and we later started to threaten in attack, with a shot from our winger deflecting into their net.
Eventually the girls great work ethic started to break down Laurel Park and we were rewarded. A great performance by all the girls.
Under 13 Girls
Another home game for the girls this weekend against one of the title favourites.
We knew we were in for a tough match, with AFC Reading scoring three quick goals, but once we got a foot in the game, we started to create chances and looked like we could grab a couple of goals back.
It became a much more even game going in to half time, and the second half saw a massive change in our attitude. A belief and a fire in our belly saw us take control. The chances did not fall our way, but a strong defence meant we drew 1-1 in the second half.
Slowly but surely, we are starting to live up to the standards of Division One, if we continue playing the way we did in the second half we are sure to come away with wins this season.
Our new signing was named Player of the Match by the parents, she has fit right into the squad, which started with a great performance in this match.
The boys travelled to Hughenden for a league game, and the squad were looking to build on last week’s win.
After a scrappy start to the game Slough began to settle and took the lead when Leo assisted Joseph, who bundle the ball in to make it 1-0. It was two after just thirty minutes, when new signing George floated the ball straight in to the net, making it 2-0 at half time.
It was a solid start to the second half for Slough, and after more great play from George on the wing his cross was met by James who planted his header past the keeper. The fourth followed not long after, after a great passing move starting from Leo was finished by James yet again.
Hughenden heads dropped and Slough punished them by adding three quick goals in the last ten all scored through James, to take his tally to five.
The score finished 7-0, which came as a result of a superb second half performance from the Slough boys. Player of the Match was shared between James for his goals and captain Alfie for his organisation and solid defending.
Overall an impressive weekend for our sides. Not all teams came away with three points, but if our teams can take what they learnt this week into their next match, they’ll win. Congratulations to everyone.
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