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The Vanarama National League South

Reardon shows old sparkle

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Slough Town
Lee (10), Bartlett (69), Brown (86)
3 - 0
Terry Reardon
Whispers that Terry Reardon, Slough Town's longest serving player, was past his best were silenced on Tuesday when he produced all his old sparkle in a well earned victory over Kingstonian.

Reardon and Alan Gane dominated the midfield as Slough stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games.

These two sides, both formerly managed by Roy Sleap, produced a most entertaining game and that in itself was an achievement considering Kingstonian's lowly league position and the fact that Slough must have found it an anti-climax following their F.A. Trophy achievements.

With Roy Davies (tonsillitis) and Kieran Somers (cold) ruled out, Gordon Bartlett and Terry Brown at last returned to the side. Their lack of match practice showed as they struggled to find their touch but both worked hard and scored second-half goals.

Kingstonian played the more attractive football in the opening minutes, only for Slough to score a fine goal in the 10th minute. Russell's clearance found Reardon whose superb pass sent Paul Lee racing through to fire under keeper Collyer, one of four ex-Slough players in the visitors' side.

Slough almost made it 2-0 five minutes later as Turl flicked on Lee's corner for Brown to head a fraction over the bar. Bartlett, back after five months, then chipped the ball inches too high, and Russell went close with a shot across the face of the goal.

Kingstonian kept trying to play good football but could not penetrate a strong Slough defence, though they were unlucky when Malley brought down Tony White as the ex Slough man was about to go clean through.

In the second-half Collyer had to produce a breathtaking save when Brown's shot from out on the right touch line threatened to dip under the bar. But in the 69th minute Collyer could only tip aside a shot from Brown and Bartlett followed up to thump the ball home.

Soon afterwards Russell found the net again from a Turl cross but the referee ruled that Brown had fouled Collyer.

Four minutes from the end Slough did succeed in getting the third goal they needed to earn a £40 scoring bonus. Following a forceful run by Reardon on the right Collyer looked likely to beat Brown to the ball but it stuck in the mud and Brown was able to dribble' past the keeper before shooting home.

Kingstonian Line up

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