Rebels on 10-goal rampage
Kiely (4 goals) Feely (3 goals), Russell, Barnes o.g., Young
Date: Saturday, April 5th 1980 | Competition: League | Attendance: TBC
Man Of Match: Micky Kiely
Starting Line Up
- Richard Teale
- Alan Gane
- Vic Akers
- Terry Reardon
- Eric Young
- John Beyer
- Dave Russell
- Micky Kiely
- Peter Feely
- Pat Morrissey
- Charlie Marks
THE RESULT which had every Isthmian League fan blinking in disbelief at the Sunday morning papers' football results was all the more remarkable because just a week earlier, against practically the same Hitchin side, Slough had been happy to take a point from a 1-1 draw.
But early goals from the free scoring Feely-Kiely partnership sank a ramshackle Hitchin side on Saturday and paved the way for an onslaught which gave Slough an overwhelmingly one-sided victory.
Saturday's dry, dusty surface allowed Slough to run absolute riot over their spiritless opposition and reap a 10-goal bonanza. The irrepressible Kiely pushed Slough three goals into the lead on the stroke of half time after he and Feely had punished the hesitant Hitchin defence in the first 15 minutes.
Sensing perhaps that theirs was a lost cause, Hitchin offered little of note in the second-half. Feely got his second after 50 minutes and Dave Russell entered the scoring five minutes later after blundering through the Hitchin defence and lashing a 20-yard shot past 'keeper Robinson.
Slough inevitably became more confident and more adventurous as the match went on. A midfield directed by the evergreen Terry Reardon linked surprisingly well with new signing Pat Morrissey, and Alan Gane supplied the front men with ample chances from the right flank.
Chris Barnes obliged Slough with an own goal, Feely helped himself to a hat-trick and Kiely increased his contribution to four goals before captain Eric Young finally wrapped things up with a final minute header on the goal line.
A final score line of Slough 10, Hitchin 0, earned the Rebels glowing praise from the terraces, and set the statisticians wondering when Slough last won by such a margin - or indeed, whether an Isthmian Premier Division game has ever been settled more convincingly.