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The Vanarama National League South

Determined Wood Earn Their Win

Slough Town

Slough Town

Hamlet o.g. (6), Hawthorne (33, pen)
Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood

Lawford (pen), Delisser, Delisser (77)
League Attendance: 445 Junior Haynes
The Rebels were beaten by a determined Boreham Wood side despite dominating for most of the second half at Wexham Park on Saturday.

Wood, desperately needing three points to keep a hold of their Ryman League Premier Division place, battled hard for their win and were visibly relieved at the final whistle.

The visitors could have opened the scoring in the opening minute when Danny Honey failed to catch a long ball forward, allowing John Lawford to run on and shoot at goal. Graham Kemp, however, cleared off the line.

It was the Rebels who opened the scoring on six minutes. Marcus Richardson was fouled just outside he box and Dave Rainford's quick free-kick caught the Boreham Wood defence out, with the ball deflected in off the unfortunate Alan Hamlet.

Wood then took control of proceedings and got back on level terms through a dubious penalty. Andre Delisser found his way into the Slough area but was stopped in his tracks by Steve Daly.

The referee judged what seemed a perfectly good challenge as a penalty and Lawford scored from the spot.

It took just another five minutes before the visitors took the lead. A corner saw the ball cleared to Lawford on the left and he delivered an excellent cross for an unmarked Delisser to fire into the top corner.

The Rebels began to get more involved in the game and were awarded a penalty themselves on 33 minutes.

Richardson's run into the box was brought to an abrupt end by keeper Glen Knight with Mark Hawthorne firing home from 12 yards.

The game then died out until the second half when Slough came out with a much more positive attitude, but with their current injury problems they struggled to find a goal.

Junior Haynes, playing as a makeshift striker, did cause problems for Wood.

Their best chance came when Richardson dispossessed ex-Rebel Lee Harvey, a rock at the back for Wood, on 65 minutes, but his shot was well saved.

The visitors grabbed a much needed victory with 13 minutes remaining. Delisser, a constant thorn in the Rebels defence, was found free on the left flank to cross to substitute Neil Selby, who slid into score.

Slough, now more determined, pressed for a late equaliser but the visiting defence, especially Harvey, stood firm to hold onto what could be three points that keep them up.

Boreham Wood Lineup


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