Maidenhead United Reserves “Half Term” Roundup - 27 January
At the beginning of the season Maidenhead United Reserves were set out a target of a top four finish in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East.
Maidenhead United Director Graham Alfred continues . "We knew we would have more of a settled squad this year with many of the youth player from last season being involved. Not having played a league game since December 8, we sit third in the Hellenic league having played 13 league games, 19 points behind leaders Rayners Lane with 7 games in hand. The reserves have impressed with some standout performances from Kelvin Bossman and Jack Banks. It’s a tough league for the lads to play in. Many teams like to be direct and physical and we get bullied at times, but stick to our policy of development rather than winning at any cost. It’s a good experience for the lads who are trying to make the jump from youth football into men’s football. We have an average age (excluding temporary 1st team players) of about 18/19 which is by far the youngest in the Hellenic league, and with the introduction of more youth team players throughout the season it will always be very low.
The links between the 1st, reserves and youth teams are very strong and we hope to produce more players to follow Devante McKain, from the youth team via the reserve side to the first team.