Point for Slough
Date: Wednesday, November 21st 1979 | Competition: League | Attendance: TBC
Man Of Match: Eric Young
Starting Line Up
- Richard Teale
- Tim Turl
- Roger Mackay
- Terry Reardon
- Eric Young
- Mick Wharton
- Dave Russell
- Alan Gane
- Paul Lee
- Barry Friend
- Micky Kiely
SLOUGH TOWN picked up a useful league point at the White House last night to continue their climb away from the Isthmian Premier Division basement.
A solid defensive performance was the key to Slough's point and it was the back four who took the major honours.
Centre-back Eric Young kept City dangerman Paul Dyer quiet while Tim Turl was a model of consistency at full-back.
But Oxford also had their moments, although they lost right back Burns, who was sent off in the second half. Booked by referee Honey Jones in the first half, the City defender was shown the red card by linesman David Potter who took over when the referee pulled a muscle.
Slough faced their biggest problems in the second half. Teale saved at point-blank range from Dyer and then Wharton cleared off the line after Teale was beaten by a bad bounce in a sanded goalmouth.
Three corners in succession put City on the rack and after Burns had been given his marching orders, Ounsworth robbed Barry Friend with another fine save as Slough finished the match in the driving seat.
Oxford City: Ounsworth, Burns, Blay, Selby, Sargent, Lever, Pratley, Massey, Dyer, Doherty, Uzzell. Sub: Oliver.