Feely returns to inspire reshuffled Slough



Powell (30), Fishenden (86)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Feely (39, 85), Somers (58)
League Peter Feely
Peter Feely, returning after a four-week injury lay-off, scored twice to earn Slough a much needed Isthmian League victory over next-to-bottom Leytonstone on Saturday.

Feely showed he had fully recovered from his pulled hamstring and this must have been most heartening to manager Joe Arpino, who had strongly criticised the team which had lost in the F.A. Trophy and Berks and Bucks Cup in their last two games.

Mr. Arpino's promised shake-up saw Dave Russell relegated to substitute to make way for Feely, and ex-Spurs defender Phil Beal dropped so that John Beyer could return at centre-half. Bobby Horastead also came into the side in place of Terry Reardon, who pulled out because his father had died.

A pitch that was slippery on top and frozen underneath did not help Slough's reshuffled side to find their feet, and Leytonstone had the edge in the first-half.

Les Tilley brought a fine save from keeper Porter before Paul Powell put the home side ahead in the 30th minute. A cross from the left by Borg was turned against the post by Weights, and Powell was on hand to force the ball home.

Feely restored Slough's confidence by heading the equaliser from Paul Lee's centre in the 38th minute. Feely also went close from a Friend cross but Leytonstone keeper John Jacobs did not have much to do in the first half.

Leytonstone lost centre-half Martin McCayna through injury, and substitute Peter Fishenden came on for the second-half, with striker John Brooks moving to centre-back.

Slough took full advantage of McCayna's absence by snatching the lead in the 58th minute. Feely flicked on a pass from Gane to Somers who held off Brooks and placed the ball wide of Jacobs.

Jacobs then made a smart save from Feely but was at fault when Slough scored again in the 85th minute. He allowed the ball to go loose after being challenged by Lee, and Feely blasted it in with his left foot.

One minute later Fishenden got a consolation goal for Leytonstone by stabbing home a left wing cross from Borg.

Leytonstone Lineup


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