Daggers Downed As Rebels Rampant



Slough Town

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Rake (34), Adams (59), Short o.g. (66)
League Attendance: 356 Mark Adams
Christmas came early for Slough at Victoria Road on Monday.

Generous hosts Dagenham ensured the Rebels wouldn't have any problem bouncing back from their FA Cup defeat two days earlier.

The Essex side gifted Slough one goal with a sloppy back pass and scored another themselves when there was no danger.

Barry Rake, starting his first match of the season, put the Rebels ahead in the 34th minute. He kept his nerve to go round keeper Dave Morgan and slid the ball into an empty net.

The Daggers' attacking threat was limited throughout the match, Trevor Bunting being stretched only once in the first half.

Mark Adams emerged from his recent lean spell in the 59th minute thanks to some horrendous defending from Pat Staunton. The Dagenham midfielder rolled a weak back pass into his path and the Slough winger hit home the second goal from an acute angle.

Seven minutes later the Rebels sewed up the three points when Russell Short prodded Trevor How's speculative free-kick past a surprised Morgan.

Bunting pulled off the save of the match in the 83rd minute when he tipped John Warner's header over the bar.

Slough manager Alan Davies was pleased to get back on the winning trail after the recent slump in form. "I though the lads showed a lot of character," he said.

Dagenham Lineup

Morgan, Keyes, Martin, Short, Seymour, Donovan, O'Connor, Staunton, Warner, Mercer, Lwrence. Subs: Parratt, Whitehorn.


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