Rebels snatch from Beavers

Slough Town

Slough Town

Marshall (89)
Hampton & Richmond

Hampton & Richmond

Simpson (41)
League Attendance: 469 Leon Townley
Dwight Marshall's late goal rescued a point for Slough against Hampton.

Slough decided to stick with the majority of the side which defeated Flackwell on Tuesday. James Lambert kept his place in central midfield, as did Phil Simpson. Mark Hall returned to the midfield however, in place of Dave Timothy.

The opening couple of minutes were played in the Hampton half and Slough had a couple of chances early on. The first chance fell to Lambert, who won the ball in midfield, beat a couple of players and had his goalbound shot blocked.

Minutes later Cramman played an excellent ball through to Allen, who used his speed and took on the Hampton defence. His chip though floated just over the bar for a goal kick.

Hampton's first chance of the match came after 13 minutes. Carter produced an excellent flick with the outside of his boot towards Griffiths' who shot tamely at Murray from the edge of the area, when he should have done better.

At this stage of the match the game was being ruined by a constant flow of injuries to both sides and because of this the game turned into a scrappy encounter.

On 27 minutes Slough had the best chance of the half so far. Allen crossed the ball in from a free kick and the ball was met by McPherson, but he headed just over Osbourne's goal.

Shortly after former Swindon striker Craig Maskell had a good chance for Hampton. Shaw crossed the ball into the box. Murray dropped the ball at the feet of Maskell who saw his shot blocked.

From that block Slough went on a quick break. Markman produced an excellent ball through to Allen who only had Osbourne to beat, but somehow shot well wide of the goal, when it seemed easier to score.

Slough were left to rue that miss because on 41 minutes good play by Maskell and Shaw allowed former Rebel Derek Simpson to fire into the Slough net from an angle, leaving Murray with no chance.

In injury time in the first half Slough almost equalised. Rainford did well to beat two men and crossed in for Markman, who saw his side footed effort brilliantly saved by on loan Wycombe Keeper' Osbourne in the Hampton goal.

The second half stated in slow fashion with both sides not starting too well. No real chances fell in the first fifteen minutes of the half. When the first chance did actually come, it fell to substitute Steve Daly who saw his header go wide after a Chris Allen free kick.

Hampton seemed content to sit on their one goal lead and rightfully so. They packed the midfield out and gave Slough no room, leaving the dangerous Leroy Griffiths up front on his own.

Slough had another chance on 67 minutes. Cramman produced an excellent cross into the box which found its way to Rainford. He cut inside before seeing his goalbound effort blocked.

On 72 minutes Hampton almost increased their lead. Maskell floated a corner over to the far post, which was met by Wood and his shot went just over the bar.

Just as it seemed Hampton would hang onto their potential victory, Slough equalised. Lambert won the ball in midfield and played in substitute Dwight Marshall. He took the ball through and calmly placed the ball into net to give Slough an undeserved equaliser with a minute to spare.

Hampton & Richmond Lineup

Osbourne, Wood, Houghton, Simpson, Flitter, Shaw, Williams, Carter, Gardner, Maskell, Griffiths. Subs: Green, Leenders, Miles.


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