Another Three Points In The Bag

Slough Town

Slough Town

Thompson (8), Rake (27), Langley (44)


Bracken (3-1)
League Attendance: 644 Tommy Langley
Slough proved their all round championship qualities with an excellent contrasting performance on Tuesday evening.

A polished and well disciplined Hendon side-with a tightly organised offside trap-provided the most stern opposition Slough had encountered for a while.

A storming first half performance ripped the heart out of Hendon - but a silly second half goal and an injury to Gary Lester had the Rebels defending stoutly and showing a lot of grit in midfield.

Slough boss Alan Davies said "I thought the first half we played good football and scored good goals-but then gave away a sloppy goal."

The Rebels stormed into an early lead and despite efforts to stem the flow with an offside trap that was to wreck the game, Hendon were savaged.

After only 8 minutes Neal Stanley had the ball on the left and ran on to cross to Steve Thompson, whose goal bound shot found the mark despite a desperate lunge by the goalkeeper.

Slough were playing some of the best football this season and it was magnificent to watch. They drove at Hendon from all sides, finding space, having men first to the ball and some marvellous control had the visitors running in circles.

Twenty-seven minutes were on the clock when they made it two. Thompson picked up the ball in midfield and found Barry Rake who ran on to slot home.

Thompson saw two consecutive efforts scrambled off the line minutes later. A challenge on the edge of the box saw the ball run loose to Tommy Langley, who smashed the third on the stroke of half time.

The second half saw Thompson substituted by Tony Dell, and things got off to a bad start for Slough.

Gary Dodd's weak back pass committed Gary Lester on a collision course with the dangerous Uche Egbe and the ball ran loose for Steve Braken who was on hand to make it 3-1.

Lester stayed down, and after long attention bravely carried on clutching his sides. His ribs were so badly bruised and swollen he was taken to hospital after the match.

But the hero keeper pulled off some fine handling from some of the many corners forced by the visitors, and the defence was forced to think twice before the back pass under pressure.

Ex-Rebel Colin Tate hit the post after Lester saved from Bracken, but Hendon never looked like pulling the result round with Lester playing bravely between the posts. Slough moved forward well but couldn't force a fourth goal though they took another vital three points.

Hendon Lineup


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