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Sat Mar 25 12:30
The Vanarama National League South

Rebels Draw

| Premier Midweek FL
Att: 459
Legrice (20), Wellham (46)
2 - 2
Slough Town
Casemore (2-1), Stevens (88)
Those of the 459 spectators who turned out on a rainy, wind-swept, evening to watch second division Horsham take a Premier Midweek Floodlight League beating from Premier Division leaguers Slough had a pleasant surprise. Not only did Horsham take the lead, midway through the first half, and increase it just after the interval, but they held on to it until two minutes from the end despite tremendous pressure from their shocked opponents.

Fielding Lewes’ promising Barry Edmonds as sweeper in place of Alan Lancaster, Horsham softened memories of past beatings when both sides were in Division One, two years previously.

Deservedly, if luckily, they took a twenty minute lead when Dave Legrice’s flighted corner kick was swept into the net by the wind. They deserved their luck because they were outplaying the casual-looking Middlesex team with a fighting display in which goalkeeper Keith Etheridge joined to save some rip-snorting long distance shots.

When Keith Wellham made it two for Horsham, immediately after half-time, by side-footing the ball past the stranded goalkeeper after a dazzling solo run, it looked as if Slough’s unbeaten twelve game record was coming to an end.

But former Worthing player, Casemore, forced the ball past Etheridge when the defence was slow to clear and, as time was rapidly running out, inside-right Stevens avenged Horsham’s first goal by flighing a wind-assisted lob over Etheridge’s head for the equaliser.

Horsham Line up

Keith Etheridge, Phil Skingsley, George Wakeling, Ron Philpott, Barry Edmonds, Derek Fitzpatrick, Don Hollands, Dave Legrice, Tony Wilkins, Mick Streeter, Keith Wellham. Subs: Russell Penticost.

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