By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Jun 13 2018 07:06PM
On Tuesday evening a Slough Town Supporters team entered a Slough Council 5 a side tournament at Arbour Park, and we’re delighted to say that they won!
Placed in group B, the team played 3 group games, losing the first two games 1-0 (v Man v Fat B) and 2-0 (v Aik Saath) respectively, before winning the third game 2-1 over a SBC team. As a result of the 5th team in the group not turning up, the team progressed to the quarter finals in 4th place.
Coming up against a strong looking Active Slough team who had done well in the other group, featuring former Rebels player Gav James, the STST team raced into a shock 2-0 lead before two goals from Gav (including lobbing the out of position keeper from his own half) levelled it up. A late Active Slough goal was ruled out, having been deemed to have been taken inside the keeper area, meaning sudden death penalties decided it and sent the STST team through to the semi-final.
The team progressed past the YOT team with a 2-0 win in the semi-final, setting up a match against a very talented Aik Saath team who had turned them over in the group stage. With just 30seconds of the 8-minute match left, Aik Saath scored, beating the keeper at the near post with a low powerful shot. While they celebrated the keeper took a kickoff from his area, lifting it into the air and into the net at the other end of the pitch. After much deliberation from those running the event and the teams, it was awarded as a late equaliser. Two minutes of further time could not separate the teams, so it was sudden death penalties. It was the STST keeper who proved to be the hero once again as he saved the first effort and the STST penalty was scored by to hand them the trophy.
Our thanks to go the players who stepped up to play for the STST team, to all of those who played in the other teams, and to all of those who put a lot of effort into organising the event.
Congratulations to the winning STST team! The trophy is sitting in the bar next to the Southern Premier Playoff trophy.
The team members were:
Leighton Bisset (gk)