11:59AM, Friday 09 April 2021
Maidenhead United Juniors
The East Berkshire Football Alliance was the first of Maidenhead United Juniors affiliated leagues to return to action this Easter weekend.
The u7s Magpies were in action against Berkshire County Saints and manager Matt was pleased with the team: “The game had it all; penalties, amazing free kicks and a fast attacking pace throughout. Stand out players for the Magpies were POTM Kian for his amazing penalty saves, Freddie’s excellent dribbling runs and tackling on the right side, Liam’s superb penalty strike, Luke’s strength and two well taken goals, Harry's relentless defending, and Tyler for his sheer determination to get past the biggest player on the pitch!”
The u9s Whites faced Berks Elite for the first time in an exciting, closely fought match with no signs of rustiness after the lockdown.
Whites had the better of a ding-dong encounter. Players’ POTM was Stan for his two goals and surges down the wing whilst Manager’s POTM was Dougie for his tireless running and effort.
U14s Whites opponents were Twyford Comets Reds and just a matter of minutes in, Lennon picked up a drop kick from Max in goal and managed to score from what looked like an impossible angle. The first half continued in a cagey manner with no further goals. The second half was similar with few chances until Connor picked up the ball on the left and beat a few Twyford players before scoring with a great finish. Twyford put on the pressure and managed to get a goal back, but Maidenhead held out to win 2-1. Connor was Player of the Match for his fantastic wing play and vision.
U16s Colts manager Gaz Watts was delighted with his team who resumed with a good win: “It felt superb to be back coaching today and our boys enjoyed being back doing what they do best with a 2-0 win. I would like to say a big thank you to all of the committee for making it possible for everyone to be able to play football again.”
Maidenhead Boys & Girls FC
Maidenhead Boys & Girls FC sides returned to competitive action this weekend after restrictions were eased, and there was a positive resumption for the u16s Cobras who beat Shinfield Rangers 3-0 at home in EBFA Division 3 Group 7.
At u18s level Santos lost their first match back 2-1 at home to Teddington Athletic Sharkes in EBFA Division 3 Group six while Charlie Townsend and Declan Pinto were on target in the u15s Colts’ 2-1 home win over Sandhurst Town Reds in EBFA Division 3 Group 12.
There was a thumping 5-0 win for the u14s Sharks away to Woodley Saints Eagles in Division 3 group 14, and a thrilling 7-5 victory for the u13s Foxes over Hearts of Teddlothian Harriers in Division 3 Group 11. The u13s Panthers were beaten 9-5 in a high scoring Division 3 Group 12 clash at Ashridge Park Royals while the u13s girls drew 1-1 with AFC Reading in friendly. The u15s Girls defeated Marlow 6-0 away in another friendly.
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