It was a good day for our junior sides on Sunday, after our managers' Christmas party in Kingston.   Some braved their games while others cancelled their fixtures in advance, I got up and made my way to the ground to watch our under 13s play against Stoneleigh, a very entertaining match and after coming back from behind twice they eventually won by 3 goals to 2.

At the football club our 7s and 10s were all at home, Bill's under 7s beat local rivals CB Hounslow 3-2 while Tom's 7s lost by a couple of goals to a well organised Staines Albion side.

Nelson's 10s lost 3-2 at home against Hanworth in what was a very good and evenly contested match, both sides wouldn’t have complained if the result had gone either way.

Graham who was at the Christmas party and one of the last men standing, did the right thing and requested an afternoon kick off for his 10s, and they won by 5 goals to 3. Tthese lads are improving week by week and some really decent football is always on display when they play.

Larry’s 12s played in the quarter final of the league cup at home against a well drilled Doverhouse side, until the last 10 minutes our lads were in the game with the score at 1 a piece but the final 10 minutes Doverhouse showed why they are a couple of leagues above to score a further 3 to win the game 4-1, Larry’s lads look favourites for the league so there is still lots to play for, well done boys.

Fin's 13s are going from strength to strength as once again they recorded another impressive win beating Sheen Lions 8-1 at home, another Ashford side who are favourite to win the league, a real pleasure to watch these lads play.

Martin's 14s once again recorded another win that makes them unbeaten in 4, these lads have improved 100% since the start of the season, very proud of the boys as I know what effort the coaches put into developing the squad.

Ben's 15s came back from 4-2 down to keep their undefeated record going by scoring 2 stoppage time goals to draw the match 4-4 against Ewell Saxons.

I made my way to West Drayton Explorers to support Conor and his under 15's side who were playing for a spot in the quarter final stage of the county cup, Having looked at West Drayton’s previous results on paper this looked a tough test for the lads as the league has West Drayton sitting comfortably on top with a huge goal difference.

The pitch was long and boggy and the Middlesex ref failed to show, but I will say that the coach who stepped in to ref was superb and very fair so no complaints can be aimed his way.

I’ve watched Connor’s team a few times this season and they look like a squad that is very balanced and very comfortable in possession, in fairness West Drayton couldn’t handle the tempo that our lads set and the score line reflect that.

The match finally finished with our lads running out 11-0 winners and securing their place in the quarter final stage, they now look forward to an away trip to Wembley and they know that a win will put us within touching distance of one of the best trophies you can win at our level. The match is scheduled in January, I will send out details nearer the time.

Next weekend fixtures is the last before the Christmas break and we have loads of home games, well done everyone this week.