Campbell's double blow slays Slough
Harris (pen 3)
Campbell (27, 52), Haule (62)
Date: Saturday, December 4th 2004 | Competition: FA Cup | Attendance: 2418
Man Of Match: Steve Daly
Starting Line Up
- Shaun Allaway
- Josias Carbon
- Michael Murphy
- Steve Daly
- James Saulsbury
- Alex Haddow
- Darron Wilkinson
- Glen Harris
- Ian Hodges
- Ryan Spencer
- Christian Metcalfe
Slough's dream of a lucrative Premiership tie against Newcastle United was denied after a disappointing performance against fellow Ryman Premier League side Yeading in the Second Round.
It was the Rebels who got off to the best possible start after only three minutes. Alex Haddow picked up the ball on the left, took the ball into the penalty area only to be upended by Nevin Saroya. Glen Harris stepped up to coolly send Delroy Preddie the wrong way from the spot.
Yeading gradually began to dominate the match after early Slough pressure, and had a chance to equalise when Darti Brown headed straight at goalkeeper Shaun Allaway. The Rebels also had the next real chance on the break. Josias Carbon skipped around Protain and crossed for Ian Hodges. He saw his goalbound header blocked by Nevin Saroya. Despite this chance, the pressure was growing on the Slough goal and it was no real surprise when Yeading found themselves back on level terms on twenty-seven minutes.
A 25-yard volley from Darti Brown hit the underside of the bar and bounced down on the line. From an unmissable position, Errol Telemaque headed against the post and, also from an unmissable position, Dudley 'DJ' Campbell headed into the net.
This momentarily woke the Rebels up and they came close on two occasions in quick succession. First Glen Harris saw a free-kick from the edge of the area well held by Preddie, then soon after Michael Murphy's cross almost crept in past the former Rebel in the Yeading goal.
In the remaining ten minutes of the half, things became fractious as Saroya and Haddow clashed heads. The Rebels wingback was forced off to receive stitches, and for the remainder of the half, Slough were forced to sit back in their own half.
In the second-half the home side started brightly and could have gone in front when a corner by Haddow was met by the head of captain Steve Daly. His header looked to be creeping in until it unfortunately hit his own player - Glen Harris, before the ball was cleared.
That was as good as it got for Slough as Yeading again dominated the remainder of the half. They took the lead on 52 minutes when the prolific Campbell pounced to score from close range after a cross by Haule on the right.
Yeading, now buoyant after their goal, had another chance soon after when former Hayes striker Telemaque turned in the penalty area only to see his shot beaten away by Allaway for a corner.
From the resulting corner by Stanley, the away side went further ahead when Haule was on hand to head home from close range.
Shutting up shop, Yeading withdrew both their impressive strikers and played out time with little difficulty. Aside from one further save by Preddie from Hodges, the home side rarely threatened, and the final whistle signalled mass celebrations from supporters and players of Yeading, who found out the next day that they would have a home tie against Premiership side Newcastle United.
Yeading: Preddie, Barima (Behzadi 90), Stanley, Marc Leach, Nevin Saroya, Protain, Haule, Darti Brown, Clarke, Telemaque (Newby 67), Dudley Campbell (Woodruffe 83). Subs Not Used: Quamina, Kleboe.