Town again lack scoring power

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Slough Town
John Beyer
Slough Town trainer Tommy Tranter was pleased with his team's performance against the club he used to manage even though Slough's failure to score was again underlined in Tuesday's Isthmian League game.

He said: "Both sides played some good football and on this form would have given a Third Division team a run for their money."

But Slough have now scored only twice in their last four games. Obviously they are missing Mick Kiely, who was left on the substitute's bench at Woking as he had not fully recovered from injury.

Barry Metcalfe, though showing plenty of aggression and endeavour in Kiely's centre-forward role, lacks speed and deftness. As Ian Cooke and Terry Reardon also lack pace it meant that Slough seldom broke quickly enough against Woking.

Referee Brian O'Leary was also slow when it came to stamping down on some tough play. Lee, having been chopped down by Cottrell without getting a free-kick, went in hard on Cottrell soon afterwards and the two players clashed. But Mr. O'Leary let them off with a lecture.

James then charged into Strong after the Slough man had headed clear, yet Mr. O'Leary again took no action even though Strong needed lengthy treatment.

Despite being subjected to further tough tackles, Slough carved out some good chances. Gane fired inches wide, while Russell pulled the ball back across goal without a colleague being near enough to add the finishing touch.

Tempers again became heated in the second-half when Martin retaliated after a hard tackle from Lee but again Mr. O'Leary failed to punish the offence with a booking. Woking created the most chances in this half, with Cosham bringing two diving saves from Teale.

Woking Line up

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