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It has been a very mixed season so far for our youth teams and we take a brief look at the campaign so far for the five teams.
The under 21s suffered a blow a few weeks ago when joint-manager Graeme Bourne was forced to resign for personal reasons. As supporters will remember, Graeme suffered a nasty injury in an accident about 18 months ago. He still has not made a full recovery and is due to undergo further treatment soon. The club would like to thank Graeme for his efforts during his time with us. We are delighted that Eamon Finn is continuing as manager and we hope to confirm details of his new assistant as soon as possible.
On a positive note, Glenn Garner has made a successful transition into the first team, whilst Michael Roche is also on first team forms but is yet to make his debut. On the field, results have been mixed, but the side lie comfortably in fifth place in the table, and are still in the league cup - they play at FC Assyria next weekend in the third round of that competition.
The under 18s under the leadership of Lewis Copeland and Marco Amaldi have had an excellent season so far. Lying in third place in Division One, they are nicely placed to make an assault on the league, with just Princes Park and Parkfield ahead of them. They are unbeaten so far in the league, and are yet to open their league cup campaign.
John Creith's under 16 side are currently third in the table, but a couple of clubs behind them have a number of games in hand. Their county cup bogey continued with a defeat in the first round, but in the league cup they have reached the quarter-finals after seeing off Uxbridge Colts at the end of November.
Life has been tough for our two new managers. Paul McGreal's under 15 side, and Leo Gerald's under 13 side are both yet to register their first points of the season. However, performances for both teams are improving and we are hopeful that those elusive first wins are just around the corner.
All the youth team pages have been updated with results, reports and updated league tables.