Joe fumes as lead is wasted

Slough Town

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Feely (23), Kiely (47)


Sharpe (50), Partner (56)
League Dave Russell
SLOUGH Town manager Joe Arpino criticised his team for "lack of discipline" after they had thrown away a two-goal lead against Tilbury in Monday's Isthmian League game.

He said: "We played some tremendous football in the first-half but then fell apart after Tilbury scored. Players were putting themselves under pressure."

Slough's feeble performance after the interval almost lost them a league match which they should have won comfortably.

They started with the same positive football which beat Winsford on Friday night and showed that skills can be performed in the worst conditions. Surface water and the Wexham Park mud could not stop Slough from attacking with speed. Paul Lee had the ball in the net after just two minutes, only for the 'goal' to be disallowed for 'hands' by Mick Kiely.

But there could be no arguing when Slough netted after 23 minutes, Alan Gane's cross being deflected in off the far post by a Peter Feely diving header.

Seconds later Feely headed a Bob Underwood free-kick against the post and could only stab the rebound wide. Tilbury keeper Tony Armstrong was then forced to make a brilliant diving save to deny Kiely.

But two minutes after the interval Kiely ran between two defenders to score his first goal for Slough.

Town looked set to avenge the 4-0 defeat at Tilbury last month. However, the Dockers had other ideas and stunned Slough with a 50th minute goal. A misunderstanding between Gane and Lee allowed Wigley to cross for Terry Sharpe to volley past Porter from' 12 yards.

Slough lost their rhythm and passes began to go astray. Tilbury sensed that they were right back in the game and it was no surprise when Wigley headed on a free-kick for Neil Partner to equalise after 56 minutes.

Tilbury almost snatched an 83rd minute winner, with Sharpe heading against the woodwork.

Tilbury Lineup


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