There was another packed programme of action across Slough Town’s Junior teams last weekend.
The boys were at home this week, with the main focus being on our wingers.
The team worked very hard in training on Saturday and certainly replicated that on the pitch the day after. There was some very good football all round; great defending to keep a clean sheet, and really attractive attacking play.
A brilliant display from everyone, with two goals from John and one each from Ruben, Mekhi and Shayo.
Under 11 Girls
The girls arrived at Ascot United ready to play their second match in the Autumn Cup.
The game began with the teams being very well matched, but Ascot scored first, as the ball slipped under our goalkeeper. The girls responded very well and pinned Ascot in their own half with many shots.
Half time came and the girls were still behind. In the second half the rain continued to pour and our girls continued to fire shots at the Ascot goal. Unfortunately, the ball would not go in. A massive well done to Ascot’s goalkeeper who was sensational.
Unlucky girls, our first loss to a girls team since April. We go again next weekend and hope to get back on track!
Under 13 Girls
The girls played their tough local rivals, in the cold and rain this weekend.
It started evenly, but we went 1-0 down not long after the kick-off. Heads started to drop and the girls started to lose confidence, so it was inevitable it was going to be a challenging game.
Some very good saves from our keeper unfortunately were not enough to stop us going in at the break 4-0 down.
An honest team talk at half time got the girls refocused and we came out with a fire in our bellies. You could see it meant a lot to both sides and we had a game back on our hands. Tough tackles were flying about from both teams and we began to make chances but with no end product.
A better second half saw the girls start to smile and want to play football.
A massive well done to our keeper for earning Player of the Match, as she pulled off some fantastic saves. She kept the team in the game and never let her head drop. Unfortunately, she suffered a nasty injury towards the end, but she showed courage to dive at a player’s feet; she certainly did her part! The final score was 6-0.
A change of formation led to a change of fortunes this week for the lads, with a well-deserved 3-2 win.
The game had it all - a penalty, a wonder strike, a deft finish and great passing, the crowd couldn't have asked for more. The boys battled a physical team in wet weather and stood up tall.
The hard work is really paying off in terms of our playing style and technique, a great standard of football all round and even ended with a good bit of game management to see off the resurgence of the opposition.
The lads travelled over to Widmer in wet and windy conditions this weekend. They adapted well to the conditions and took the lead when Harley reacted quickest to smash the ball home. It became 2-0 soon after, when a lovely cross into the box from Owen was deflected by a defender into his own net.
The boys started in the same vein for the second half. A lovely solo goal by James made it 3-0. Slough were then awarded a penalty after James was fouled, and Owen stepped up and confidently dispatched it. Slough made it five with the last kick of the game when an excellent cross from Josh was finished by James.
The match finished 5-0; a really good performance in bad conditions and a third successive clean sheet. Player of the Match was Owen for his hard work and great deliveries into the box.
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