Second time for Slough!
Turl (67), Feely (77), Russell (83)
Date: Saturday, November 24th 1979 | Competition: FA Cup | Attendance: TBC
Man Of Match: Dave Russell
Starting Line Up
- Richard Teale
- Tim Turl
- Roger Mackay
- Terry Reardon
- Eric Young
- Mick Wharton
- Dave Russell
- Peter Feely
- Paul Lee
- Barry Friend
- Micky Kiely
SLOUGH duly won this cup tie against Hungerford to move on to the Second Round of the FA Cup for the second time in their history.
Victory was deserved, but in a nerve-wracked game, it would be difficult for the home supporters to rejoice about its execution. Apart from the reliable performance by Slough's back four, the match produced but one star - Hungerford's Nevada Phillips, whose pace and ability mark him as a player to be watched.
Had his shooting been up to standard, who knows what might have happened. Yet Slough could easily have won by a hatful. Unfortunately, however, their front runners were below par with only Feely looking the part. Paul Lee spent most of the game falling over, while Mick Kiely looked out of touch.
Slough's main source of aggression came from Dave Russell. Moving through from midfield, he was twice thwarted in unorthodox fashion by Greenwood in the Hungerford goal, while Angell cleared off the line. It was only Slough who put any constructive moves together, but they were blatantly wasteful.
None more so than Eric Young, who won the ball well in front of goal and then ruined things with a feeble pass with four amber-shirted players in ideal shooting position.
Hungerford produced one vital attack when Phillips left the Slough defence trailing to set up Andy Young, who missed his kick right in front of goal.
Half-time came with the score sheet blank, and several locals came through the gates free of charge to swell the already large crowd in the knowledge that everything happens in the second half at Wexham Park these days.
As usual, they were right. Hungerford started to play for a while and looked the better side. But on the hour, Slough steadied themselves and Lee shot across the face of the goal with Greenwood completely lost.
Slough opened the scoring in the 67th minute. As Hungerford prepared their off-side trap, Mick Wharton dribbled through and laid the ball back for Tim Turl to run through to shoot past Greenwood.
Seven minutes later, Hungerford scored a strange equaliser. Referee Civil from Birmingham mistakenly awarded a corner kick to the visitors. The ball landed on the left foot of Ian Farr, who had his back to the goal, but knocked it over his head past the unsighted Teale.
Scores remained level for three minutes before Hungerford conceded a corner on their right. Friend's kick reached Feely, who battled through a crowd of players to prod the ball over the line with the aid of a Hungerford player's outstretched boot.
Hungerford brought on Curtis for Farmiloe with ten minutes remaining, but seven minutes from time, Slough made it safe when Lee chased a ball that seemed to be going out and crossed it perfectly for Russell to head past Greenwood.
Hungerford almost pulled one back in the dying seconds. Phillips beat three defenders, but shot wide of an open goal.