Glynn And Tonic

Slough Town

Slough Town

White (54), Glynn (56), Tate (81)
Hitchin Town

Hitchin Town

Wizard winger Terry Glynn gave the Rebels just the boost they needed for tomorrow's FA Trophy match against Harrow.

Playing his first full game for Slough, he thrilled the crowd with some tricky footwork then popped up to score the Rebels' second goal with his head.

Slough manager Howard Kennedy said: "Considering Terry has not played for seven weeks I was most impressed with his attitude and he must have delighted the fans with some of his touches. I was delighted with the win. It was important to keep the momentum going. We now have three successive wins under our belts and that is a great tonic, and great for the players' confidence."

Kennedy has watched Harrow twice this season and says: "We have probably drawn one of the most difficult sides in non-league football. Everyone will need to be at the top of their form to win this match. And we need as many supporters as possible to cheer us on.”

The honours between Slough and Harrow are even so far. Both won 31 at home in the Isthmian League Premier Division. The good news for Slough is that Harrow's striker Laurence Holmes with 16 goals to his credit this season is doubtful. Holmes sustained ankle injury a couple of weeks ago, has not played since, and has only a 50/50 chance of starting.

But Slough will need to keep a tight hold on David Pearce who has netted 12 times this season. Harrow have a good record in the FA Trophy and reached the semifinals two years ago before going out to Gola League Telford.

Their manager Mike Tomkys said: "Being realistic if we want to do as well as we have done in the past we have to beat teams like Slough."

Slough players with a special will win tomorrow are Charlie Flaherty and Robbie Holland who both had spells at Harrow. If Devon Petty does not recover from injury in time to reclaim his place in midfield, tomorrow's team is expected to be the same that beat Hitchin Town in such convincing style on Saturday.

The Rebels began the match slowly but adapted to the frozen hard pitch quicker than Hitchin. After 12 minutes Flaherty turned in the box to send the ball across the goal. Rowan Dodds arrived at the near post to glance the ball over the bar.

On the half hour fullback Stuart Mitchell, who had an immaculate game, fed Keith White but his shot was driven into the sidenetting. White had Slough's best first half chance only two minutes later. He received the ball after some neat work by Dave Alexander and Dodds but he failed to judge the uneven bounce and blasted his shot high and wide.

After the break Slough stepped up a gear. Colin Tate, Glynn and Holland all reappeared with training shoes instead of boots. Glynn benefited from the swap instantly. He glided across the pitch and fed Mitchell with a defence splitting pass. Mitchell was sent crashing to the ground by Hitchin's Kevin Thomas but calls for a penalty were dismissed.

In the 54th minute Slough gained justice. Dodd's cross was fumbled by the Hitchin keeper Brian Robinson and White poked the ball into the net from six yards.

Within two minutes Slough had scored again. Glynn glanced the ball into the net from Alexander's corner.

In the 62nd minute Slough were desperately unlucky not to score third. Dodds hit the post, Alexander chipped the ball back towards goal where it was headed off the line by Hitchin's Mick Filby.

Flaherty then mishit his shot over the bar. With 11 minutes remaining Alexander sent a long ball deep into Hitchin's half where it was headed into Dodds path by Glynn. But Dodds fired his shot just wide of the post.

Slough made the score 3-0 in the 81st minute and like the other goals it was converted in the six yard box. White supplied a perfect cross which bounced over the Hitchin defence for Dodds to head towards the far post and Tate slid the ball into the net just before it crossed the line.

Slough might have scored a fourth when Dodds was left with only the keeper to beat but his shot hit Robinson's legs.

Hitchin Town Lineup

Robinson; Woodward, Thomas, Fountain, Filby, Wilkinson, Gear, Madden, Every, Thomas, Holloway. Sub. Nunn not used.


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