Fountain Goal Enough For Slough To Progress

Newbury Town

Newbury Town

Slough Town

Slough Town

Fountain (30)
B&B Senior Cup Unknown
Having played a drawn game of to all in this contest at Slough a week earlier, these teams met for the replay and Newbury on Saturday, when owing to the inclement C of the weather the gate was much smaller than expected, and the takings were not sufficient to cover expenses.

With the exception of two or three pools of water the ground was in fair condition, that them miniature lakes occasionally impeded the players, more than one of whom got ducking to their own discomfort and the amusement of the onlookers.

Slough are not so strongly represented on paper, Western Cox both having received injuries the previous week, and the team included Wightman, Steptoe and J. Werrell of the reserves.

Newbury won the toss, and Alf Brindley ran the leather up the right wing and put behind. At the start the ball was frequently carried out of play by the strong breeze. The home forwards quickly settle down, and Werrell was called upon to save twice in succession.

Some amusement was caused to the onlookers when Denton came dashing along the goal-line with the globe and his came out to save. The result was that both men fell in the pool with the leather underneath, and were almost drenched.

Newbury became dangerous but Wightman cleared, and a corner to the homesters was sent behind. Slough right wing players made ground, and young Werrell tested Bull with a beauty.

George Werrell had his hands full just after, and once the goal had a narrow escape. Then Denton rundown and centred, but ball easily cleared the shot put in. A corner fell to the visitors in this was taken by Denton, Poole headed over.

A minute later Poole made a clinking run but the goalkeeper stopped his shot. At the opposite end Werrell saved several fine shot by Alf Brindley, who was quite a shining light on the Newbury side.

Ivall also tried one of his long-distance shots, which, although well judged, went a few inches wide of the mark. After half an hour's play, Fountain opened the scoring for Slough with a capital shot.

Almost immediately Taylor netted for the homesters, but was given offside. Wright made an opening for Fountain, but the latter missed the easiest chance when close in. Two corners fell to Newbury, but just before half-time two more similar kicks were awarded, but each proved abortive.

At the interval the score stood Slough 1, Newbury 0.

At the commencement of the second half the homesters played up strongly against the wind and tried very hard to equalise, Stillman especially being prominent, but later the game quieted down a good deal. Once Stillman had a good chance from a centre by Alf Bradley, but he rather muffed the ball and the opportunity was lost, and a little later Fountain performed similarly the centre from Werrell.

A fine individual run by Alf Brindley ended in Werrell bringing off a fine saving goal. A scrimmage in front of the Newbury goal looked dangerous until Fountain kicked over the bar.

Following a smart centre by Wightman, which was allowed to go begging, Bull fisted away a hotshot which came from the foot of Fountain.

Poole forced a corner, which was got out of danger, and Werrell did ditto two minutes later. Slough were now pressing, but ball saved his charge time after time in an excellent manner.

In the last few minutes of the game both sides strove hard, but the defence prevailed and Slough thus won a good game by one goal to nil.

Newbury Town Lineup

F. Ball, G. Heath, C. New, P. Cambridge, C. Liddiard, W. Parr, Alf Brindley, A. Brindley, S. J. Stillman, H. Lovett, S. Taylor.


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