McKinney Goal Resigns Rebels To Defeat



McKinney (20)
Slough Town

Slough Town

League Peter West
This return proved to be the finest game we have witnessed this season. Fast, clean, and good football was produced by both teams.

Lester Finch, the English International, paid us the compliment of making a special journey to take part in this match, but he was well watched by Roy Williams, who had a very good game. Leslie Brown completely dominated Green, and this very dangerous centre only managed to get in one shot.

The "Wee Scotch Terror", Jimmy Thomson, was in top-top form and had the best of his duel with Pat McKinney. Our backs were kicking cleanly and sure. Bob Elderfield appeared to have no difficulty in keeping Paddy Reilly in check, but Harry Rowe had a handful of trouble with Joe Jordan. Joe had the best of it for a time - his speed being a telling factor. However, as the game progressed, Harry came through his ordeal with flying colours, and honours broke about even.

The forwards were not too happy against a very fine defence. Mackenzie was well held by Pullen, and Clements and Redford found the tackling of Pym and Sonny Weightman too accurate for their liking. Consequently, the wingers, Alan McCrohan and Harry Chadwick, did not have many opportunities to shine, but even so their encounters with the home backs, Bunker and Wheeler were thrilling to see. Peter West played a blinder and some of his clearances bore the hall mark of class.

Slough pressed throughout the opening half, but on the first dangerous visit Barnet made to our end they scored. A free kick cunningly taken by Finch ended in McKinney nodding home the only goal at the twentieth minute. Barnet came more into the picture in the second half, but both sets of forwards were well held by grand defences, and another goal never appeared probable.

Barnet people rolled up in record numbers to see the match, and hardly anyone left the ground before the final whistle, a fact which alone tells what an exciting game it turned out to be.

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