Slough Heating 3 aet 2 Penn & Tylers Green
Slough Heating, unbeaten this season, from the East Berks League, a step below PTGFC in the pyramid system, gained a surprise victory in the Berks & Bucks Cup second round match at Slough Polish Club, with a winner in the last ten seconds of extra time.
On the back of two defeats, this was the chance to get back to winning ways in a fixture, which on paper, PTGFC should be winning. However, the team had four enforced changes with players missing, for various reasons, from the previous week. This could not be used as an excuse though, as the club has good strength in depth this season so this was an opportunity for players to stake their claim for a place.
Newbury 5 aet 3 Penn & Tylers Green FC
Match report in the form of in Game commentary from Paul Lindsay this week:
Saturday afternoon saw Penn & Tylers Green Reserves travel over to Newbury for a Chairman’s Reserve Challenge Cup match. Newbury is always a tough place to go but was made even harder by the fact that Penn & Tylers Green FC were missing a number of faces while Newbury had won 6 in 6 before this game.
Penn & Tylers Green FC included Chris Vincent who made a second debut for the club after returning from Holmer Green as the reserves had to once again shuffle the pack due to injuries and unavailability. Before the game even started, Penn & Tylers Green FC knew they were going to be up against it when the Referee failed to show meaning Newbury had a member of their coaching staff on the whistle.
Penn & Tylers Green 2 – 5 Wycombe Community
A first home game at the Rye this season for Penn & Tylers Green FC A’s saw a visit from league favourites Wycombe Community for what was an eagerly anticipated clash in the fixture calendar.
Before the game Big Greg was found in the changing rooms cuddling in the corner with a stuffed Piranha in a glass box. He had said that it was a birthday present for his Dad, I hope I don’t pull Greg’s name out of the hat in this year’s Penn & Tylers Green FC Secret Santa present exchange.
Penn & Tylers Green FC 1 – 2 Hungerford Town Reserves
Sorry, but there is not much to report today. It was a bad day at the office. The boys started like a house on fire and the first ten minutes it looked like when, not if, the first goal for the boys in the blue & white stripes was going to arrive. Well, it didn’t. Two good opportunities were squandered.
Bluefin Insurance Brokers Challenge Cup 1st Round
Thame United 1 – 0 Penn & Tylers Green FC
Thame United progressed to the next round of the Bluefin League cup on Tuesday evening, at the ASM stadium, by defeating Division 1 East club Penn & Tylers Green FC. The last time these teams met was in March 2010 in a league game at Penn. Thame United, of course, went on to become Division 1 East champions and gained promotion, whilst an unlucky Penn & Tylers Green FC team finished in last place. The team they fielded on Tuesday was a great improvement on the team seen 18 months ago which made for a close game with few chances at either end.
25th September 2011
Team 1, match 1 were put under first half pressure from GX & Fulmer but a solid defence from Ted Manning, Thomas Tarry, Joe Dent and Oakah Htun and ‘cat like’ goalkeeping from Ben Widdowson didn’t allow the opposition to score. It was Harry Doyle who caused huge problems for the opposition coming close a number of times until he eventually scored after a mazy dribble. Joe Dent hit the post later in the match, and Harry always looked like scoring. Despiet greta second half defence from Rhys Medd and an excellent save from Jack Faraday GX and Fulmer scored a late goal.
25th September 2011
Team two got off to a great start to the season with two goals from Ben Large Martin and an early strike from Kian Austin. Solid goalkeeping from Josh Murphy and Jamie Donovan restricted goals conceded to just one. The whole team showed great application and also included Ollie Bishop, Frank Buron, Jacob Avis, Will Brodie, Adam Chown and Harvey Redrup.
Berks & Bucks Junior Cup
Prestwood FC Reserves 2 – 10 Penn & Tylers Green FC Reserves
The village name of Prestwood is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means ‘Priest-wood’. There is evidence of settlement in Prestwood from the Middle Ages, when the village was mainly covered in oak, beech and ash trees. Jumping a few years, in 2001 the old Prestwood Leisure Centre was demolished. After a much-delayed rebuilding program over the following two years, the Sprinters Fitness Centre opened in its place in 2003.
Holyport FC Reserves 7 – 5 Penn & Tylers Green FC Reserves
The Tuesday night trip to Holyport was a game where Penn & Tylers Green Reserves fancied they could come away with a solid performance and hopefully the 3 points. This however did not turn out to be the case and the manner in which the defeat occurred left a very bitter taste in the mouths of the Penn & Tylers Green players. In fact it is very hard to find humour in what was effectively a wasted evening.
A number of changes were made to the starting 11 with Wayne and Liam coming in and Andre and Graham making way. Penn & Tylers Green very much started on the back foot and struggled to really get a foothold in the game, this however didn’t prevent Liam from creating a number of chances for himself out of nothing. Holyport went close a number of times and were only prevented by a string of good saves from Will between the sticks.