Rebels Secure Third With Big Tooting Win

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Att: 434
Slough Town
Stanley (14, 45), Dodd (25), Creighton (74)
4 - 1
Mongey (89)
Neal Stanley
Slough secured third place in the Vauxhall Opel League Premier Division for the third season running, and in the process condemned Tooting to first division football next term.

A remarkable run of form has seen Slough hit 19 goals in five games, and beat their previous Premier Division best of 23 victories, this year winning 24. Sadly, the Rebels found their touch just a few games too late, finishing three points away from second spot, a place open to consideration for the Vauxhall Conference.

Always in control, it was the lethal finishing of the inform Stanley which put Slough on their way. He picked up the ball in midfield and shrugging off the challenge of a defender, fired low past Taylor after 14 minutes. Brown fired over for Tooting minutes later after finding himself in space only eight yards out.

A peach of a goal allowed the Rebels to go two up after 25 minutes, Thompson, Dodd and Watt combining well in midfield to release Adams down the right. His cross was initially headed against the woodwork by Stanley, but Dodd was following up to put the rebound into the net. The aerial power of Lester and Bateman kept the desperate Tooting forwards at bay, and it was left for Stanley to add to Slough's tally on the stroke of half-time.

White played a short free-kick to Thompson from the edge of the area, Thompson laid the ball across the face of the goal for Stanley to arrive at the far post to make his personal tally 27 goals this season.

Tooting threw everything at Slough after the break, Bryant shooting just wide, before Knight upended Brown in the Slough box.
Dandridge was substituted for How, and then in the 74th minute, Creighton, making his debut for the first team capitalised on Wilson's error to calmly bring the ball down and fire pat Taylor.

Stanley and Dodd both went wide; before Knight handled in the area, this time Roberts blasting Tooting's second penalty against the bar, only to see it safely cleared.

Tooting scored their last premier division goal in the dying minutes as Mongey headed in Doherty's cross, but it was academic as Slough celebrated another convincing victory and an excellent league standing.

Tooting Line up

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