Town slump again at Wexham Park
Somers (11, 55), Lee (12)
Sedgwick (5, 58), Peters (40), Howard (90)
Date: Saturday, September 10th 1977 | Competition: League | Attendance: TBC
Man Of Match: Kieron Somers
Starting Line Up
- Trevor Porter
- Alan Gane
- Bob Underwood
- Ian Cooke
- Tim Turl
- John Beyer
- Dave Russell
- Terry Reardon
- Paul Lee
- Roy Davies
- Kieron Somers
Slough slumped again before their own supporters on Saturday, when they were beaten by Boreham Wood, in an Isthmian League game. It hardly seems possible that nine of last season's FA Trophy semi-final side are still in the eleven which is giving such dismal performances today.
The chief trouble seems an uncertain defence, to give away four goals on your own ground speaks for itself.
Boreham Wood can hardly be termed top class but they won this game on their merits. In five minutes the visitors went into the lead when Sedgwick was allowed by three defenders to have a free header at goal and the ball sailed into the net leaving Porter no chance of reaching it.
Slough came back with a rally which produced two quick goals and allowed them to lead for the first time since the opening match of the season.
First Somers beat Waller with a well-timed shot and almost straight from the kick-off Davis gave Lee the easiest of chances land he duly slipped the ball past the keeper. Two goals in a minute revived the flagging hopes of the crowd.
After Russell had hit a post Boreham resumed their attack and five minutes before the break Peters was allowed all the time in the world to gain control and comfortably put the ball into the back of the net.
The second half was ten minutes old when Turl found Lee with a well placed ball and he chipped it to Somers who headed a well worked for and taken goal.
Three minutes later Sedgwick scored for the Wood. Gane had to retire with a leg injury and Poynter came on. Beyer, Cooke and Russell all had chances but they came to nothing and the visitors pushed forward and got the ball past Porter but it was ruled offside.
Injury time had been started when Boreham Wood snatched the winning goal when the Slough defence once again got itself in a tangle and Howard beat Porter.