Tuesday 30th December 2003

Miles praises youngsters

Phil Miles, manager of Go Travel Kent League Slade Green praised a number of the club's youngsters for their performances in their 1-0 Premier Division Cup defeat at Erith Town, writes Stephen McCartney.

Glen McTaggart scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot for Erith Town inside extra time, to seal a place in the last eight, where they entertain defending cup winners Cray Wanderers.

However, the future at The Small Glen outfit looks very promising with many youngsters breaking through into the first team squad, which was decimated through work commitments.

Kingsley Anderson (16 years old) and Lee Morgan (19) were given their debuts and Dave Martin (19), Mark Barton (17) and James Clark (19) were all given different roles within the side.

Miles praised his youngsters, and said: "It was pleasing for myself and my management team that they acquitted themselves extremely well and never looked out of place at this standard.  When you work with no budget you are reliant on bringing youngsters through.  If these players continue then it should make a brighter future for Slade Green Football Club."

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