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Thames Valley Counties Women's Football League

Point not enough for Rebels

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Att: 4500
Slough Town
Hazel (75)
1 - 1
Wycombe Wanderers
Langford (70)
Ian Hazel
Just three days after Wanderers had clinched a place in the 1993 FA Trophy final it was all eyes on a crucial Conference encounter with Slough Town at Wexham Park.

An all-ticket crowd of 4,500 packed into Wexham Park to see if Wanderers could earn a victory that would virtually seal the Conference Championship with three weeks of the season left to play, or if Slough could remain in the hunt.

Only Kim Casey and Hakan Hayrettin were rested from the side that had beaten Sutton United in the Trophy Semi-Final. Casey's stand-in Tim Langford sent the 2,000 plus travelling fans wild on 70 minutes - the ex-Telford striker racing in from the right before finishing with a low shot past Trevor Bunting in the Slough goal.

However, Championship celebrations were put on hold when first Slough equalised on 75 minutes after Ian Hazel looped a shot over Paul Hyde from 35 yards.

The home side went on to dominate the closing stages, but when referee Graham Poll blew the final whistle with the scores still at 1-1 Wycombe followers knew it was all over bar the shouting.

After the game the Conference table showed Wanderers six points clear of Slough with three games in hand and a goal difference so superior that Slough would need to pull back over ten goals per game.

Wycombe manager Martin O'Neill said afterwards "We thought when we got off the coach that if we don't get beaten tonight we will have come an awful long way. We're a point closer to winning the championship"

Wycombe Wanderers Line up

Paul Hyde, Jason Cousins, Geoff Cooper, Matt Crossley, Anton Vircavs, Steve Thompson, Dave Carroll, Tim Langford, Keith Ryan, Keith Scott, Steve Guppy. Substitutes: Mark West, Simon Hutchinson.

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