Great Display Brings Cup to Slough
Walker, Bowyer, George
Date: Monday, April 13th 1936 | Competition: B&B Senior Cup | Attendance: TBC
Man Of Match: Fred Bowyer
Starting Line Up
- George Bryant
- Rob Elederfield
- Jock Watson
- Cyril Clements
- Ron Cox
- Wilf Keen
- George Walker
- G. Eaglestone
- Fred Bowyer
- David George
- Fred Webb
There was a huge crowd at Loakes Park, High Wycombe, on Easter Monday afternoon, to witness the final tie of the Allied Counties Senior Cup Competition. Playing exceedingly fine football, Slough were masters of the situation for most of the 90 minutes, the heavy going appearing to upset Maidenhead.
To a man, Slough played excellent football. Bryant was safe in goal, and in Elderfield and Watson, Slough had two great full-backs, whose kicking and strong tackling was too much for the opposing forwards.
As half-back, Slough were brilliantly served by Clements, Cox and Keen – the ability of Cox to be in the right place, at the right time, often pulling his side out of danger. In George, Slough had the finest forward afield, this man’s clever ball manipulation causing more worry to the Maidenhead defenders than anything.
But Slough had other good forwards and Walker, well partnered by Eaglestone, was in fine form. Bowyer led his forwards with intelligence and Webb played a quiet, but very effective game on the extreme left.
Watson was Slough’s captain, and he won the toss. Slough slowly, but very surely, gained the upper hand and the Maidenhead goal had some lucky escapes – Walker missing one particularly easy opening. One minute prior to the interval, the Slough side gained a deserved lead when George tapped the ball through after excellent cross play between Walker and Webb.
Two minutes after the resumption a brilliant piece of football by Bowyer, who rounded Lambden and gave Bunce no chance with an exceedingly fine shot, put Slough 2-0 up. Maidenhead improved a lot after this, but all their attacks broke down when reaching the cool and imperturbable Watson and the dashing young Elderfield. Eleven minutes from time, Webb centred the ball from the left, and Walker rushed the ball through to make the issue safe for Slough. A consolation goal fell to Maidenhead two minute later when the unmarked Hunt beat Bryant with a good shot.
Maidenhead United: W. F. Bunce, J. Hight, A. G. Lambden, C. Welford, F. W. Hampshire, J. Snow, S. J. Ayres, B. Day, B. J. Hunt, F. G. Gigg and J. Deverall.