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The Vanarama National League South

A memorable victory for cool Slough



Slough Town

Slough Town

Feely (26), Marks (70)
League Dave Yerby
SLOUGH TOWN achieved a memorable victory at Victoria Road on Saturday when they inflicted a surprise defeat on Dagenham to lift themselves six places from the bottom of the table and produce some football of fine quality.

Dagenham had been beaten only once at home in the league this season and that was by Enfield on October so this result was a magnificent achievement.

Slough included Vic Akers, on loan from Hayes, as substitute while Dave Yerby came into the side for his first full game at right back and he had a particularly good second half.

The opening stages suggested a bleak afternoon for Slough, after five minutes Jim Holder hit the post with Teale beaten.

Five minutes later Dagenham were awarded a surprise penalty when Beyer was adjudged to have pushed Duck. Denis Moore decided to blast the penalty but with Teale diving to his left the ball sailed harmlessly a dozen feet across the crossbar.

After this escape Slough began to build some good moves and a cross from Friend was nodded back by Young to Kiely who was just wide with a neat header.

Almost immediately afterwards Charlie Marks’ goalbound effort was cleared desperately off the line by Moore. Dagenham continued to have most of the play and a tremendous shot by Peter Wellman was save at full stretch by Teale.

Slough took a surprise lead in the 26th minute following a careless clearance by Terry Scales. Yerby collected the ball, fed Dave Russell, who crossed perfectly for Peter Feely to beat Huttley from close range.

Five minutes later Dagenham seemed certain to equalise when Duck shot past Teale but Beyer managed to reach the ball before it crossed the line to concede a fruitless corner. George Duck again worried Slough when he blasted a shot that skimmed the crossbar but the Slough defence reached half-time undefeated and went in at the interval with a one goal advantage.

The second half was little more than a minute old when Peter Feely, who had some bruising encounters with Tommy Horan, found his name in the referee’s book after suffering the worst of a collision.

Chris Maycock narrowly shot past the Slough post but with Richard Teale handling immaculately and Eric Young a pillar of strength, the Slough defence began to totally frustrate the Daggers.

Roger Mackay was unfortunate to be booked when following a legitimate tackle, Steve Jones made a meal of things.

With 20 minutes remaining Slough increased their lead following a corner on the left. Barry Friend took the flag kick and Huttley dropped the ball into a forest of legs from where it was propelled in a rugby-like manner towards the goal line. Charlie Marks, being in the right place at the right time, applied the finishing touch to score his third goal in two matches.

After the match Tim Turl, who has been with the club for most of the last nine years, was given a free transfer by the club.

Dagenham Lineup


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