Boot Hat-Trick Seals Win

Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police

Parma (59)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Boot (22, 84, 89)
League Attendance: 263 Veli Hakki
Striker Tony Boot picked a fine time to net his first hat-trick of the season to put Rebels on the verge of securing the top six finish that has been their goal all season.

Boot struck twice in the last six minutes to earn the win at the Police on his last appearance of the campaign as he was about to begin a three-game suspension, ruling him out of the last two games of the season.

Like a number of games this season, Rebels once again left it late to kill off determined opponents who, although they had nothing to play for apart from pride, were 100 per cent up for this game.

The Police twice hit the woodwork and laid seige to the Rebels' goal for long spells in the second half after they had cancelled out Boot's opener.

But in the first period chances were at a premium. The game was a scrappy affair, only illuminated midway through the half when Boot beat 'keeper Stuart MacKenzie to a loose ball and fired in with a crisp drive to put Rebels in front.

It was a different story after the interval with Jon Daly hitting the woodwork, but it was the introduction of sub Michael Parma that changed the game.

His first touch of the ball brought Police level. He got onto a through ball and beat two defenders before hitting a low shot that eluded Alan Foster.

Soon after, Police could have been ahead as Daly was again denied by the woodwork, although he should have done better when given a free header at the far post.

But with the possibility of another away defeat to a team Rebels should be beating if they want to be serious promotion contenders, they again re-ignited their ambition and were back in front with six minutes left.

Sub Danny Steer burst through the Police and into the penalty area where he was upended by Ian Batten and Boot despatched the penalty to MacKenzie's left for his 26th goal of the season.

Rebels though weren't done and as the game entered injury time, they broke quickly and Boot's vision saw him lob the Police 'keeper from 30 yards to put the issue beyond doubt.

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