Stones started well and were on top of Slough forcing them back in the early part of the game. It was on 7 minutes that they opened the scoring when a foul on Mickie Swaysland brought a free kick just outside the box. Rob Courtnage’s shot was parried onto the post, and Marvin Morgan reacted first to slot the ball home.
Stones continued to play football and created chances for Mapes, Morgan and Swaysland before a very quick Slough side really found their feet.
As the half progressed the home side came more into the game as the play switched from end to end, both teams creating chances and both defences coping well, Dean Palmer responsible for much of Slough’s play.
At half time it remained 1–0 to Wealdstone, but the second half saw Slough take up the reins, forcing Stones to defend in numbers. Andy Carter responsible for a couple of good saves early in the half before Stones again found their feet and forced chances of their own. Slough brought on Sammy Winston after an hour and this seemed to inject a yard of pace throughout their side and they forced Stones to defend deep in their own half.
The young Stones defence coped well until Jason Shaw was robbed out wide and a good cross found Tony Boot who headed home the equaliser from 8 yards on 68 minutes.
The remainder of the match was both quick and skillful as both sides sought a winner, but in the end the honours and points were shared in an entertaining match.
Slough Town Line Up
- 1 Gary McCann
- 2 Dean Palmer
- 3 Steve Daly
- 4 Nick Gyoury
- 5 Paul Barrowcliff
- 6 Ryan Spencer
- 7 Darron Wilkinson
- 8 Ryan Williams
- 9 Deji Davies
- 10 Tony Boot
- 11 Michael Gilkes
Wealdstone Line up
Andy Carter, Gulad Adan, Rob Courtnage, Joe O’Reagan, Matt Carvell, Martin Carter, Dave Ryan, Jason Shaw, Mickie Swaysland, Marvin Morgan, Charlie Mapes.