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Rebels 2-2 Staines Town

Staines Town Report
by Nathan on 09/11/2003

The match report from yesterday's draw at home against Staines Town.

Slough Town

v

Staines Town

2

Scorers:
Hodges (1-0)
Boot (pen 2-2)


Division One South

2

Scorers:
Ibe (1-1)
Newton (2-1)

Date: 09/11/2003
KO: 3:00 PM
Venue: Stag Meadow
Attendance: 327
The Report
The Rebels wasted what could have been a massive win in their promotion campaign. A poor second-half display put the icing over a hard-fought first-half.

Slough had most of the early possession but, as usual, were unable to do anything with it.

Alan Foster stopped the attempts on goal that Staines had in the first-half, and that wasn't many.

The breakthrough came when Matt Miller headed home from a cross from the right but a crazy decision from the linesman left the home fans disappointed as he ruled it out for offside.

5 minutes from half-time, their number 2, in an outrageous challenge ended up hitting Ian Hodge in the face and, to every Slough fan's anger didn't even have a word with him, let alone send him off! The match officials descend into laughing stock again...

Whatever happened during the half-time break certainly had a negative effect as Slough came out for the second-half a different team while allowing Staines to have all the possession.

The Staines equaliser originated from the total lack of pace at the back. Ibe beat the Slough defence and fired the ball into the top corner of the net.

Staines went ahead as Jake Newton headed home from a cross at the far post. At that point Slough had well and truly blown it.

But all was not lost. 3 minutes into injury time the linesman spotted a handball by a Staines defender. The referee pointed to the spot, sending the Slough fans wild. Substitute Tony Boot stepped up and hit the ball into the top corner for 2-2.

The Slough Side
1 Alan Foster
2 Michael Murphy
3 Paul Barrowcliff
4 Steve Daly
5 Adrian Browne
6 Ryan Spencer
7 Alex Haddow
8 Darron Wilkinson
9 Ian Hodge
10 Matt Miller
11 Glen Harris

Substitutes

S1 Chris Payne
S2 Freddie Hyatt
S3 Rav Briach
S4 Danny Steer
S5 Tony Boot

RebelsOnline Man of the Match

Tony Boot

He saved the day, again!

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