Slough Town did something they haven't done for 30 odd years on
Tuesday night, win at Maidenhead United's York Road! This
morale-boosting and well deserved win over local rivals Maidenhead
in the Berks & Bucks Cup has ended the Magpie's dominance of
this competition over the last few years.
With Matt Miller away due to work commitments the Rebels were
short of attacking options. However, Slough overcame that problem
with some neat attacking work when going on the attack, it was down
to our finishing that we didn't score more goals.
Slough started brightly and were actually creating clear-cut
chances, something which they hadn't being doing lately.
Lee Riddell whipped in an early free-kick, found Ian Hodge who
controlled the ball well, crossed the ball to Glen Harris whose
header wasn't strong enough to worry the 'keeper.
It wasn't all Slough though, the Rebels were letting Maidenhead
Steve Daly committed a foul on Durant just outside the area. The
well hit shot hit the wall and rebounded to safety.
As the first-half went on the Rebels were getting more and more hungry
for a goal. Slough didn't give up their attacking play and it was
just a matter of time before that first goal went in.
Slough took the lead on with half an hour gone. Danny Steer ran
down the left wing but had his shot blocked, the ball bounced across
the face of goal and met Tony Boot at the far post who headed the
ball weakly against the post, but it was strong enough to force it
into the back of the net.
Slough could of and should have gone into half-time at least 2-0
up, but it was our finishing that let us down.
Maidenhead came out for the second-half determined to keep the
"unbeaten at home against Slough for 30 years" record
Slough continued to battle hard but it was the hosts who got the
first goal of the second-half when poor work from the Slough defence
allowed Yaku to play a nice through ball to former Rebel Steve Hale
who tapped in from close range.
This equaliser made Slough even more determined to get another
goal. Slough were still effective going forward and were forcing
corners, but it wasn't until the 87th minute when Slough got a
A Glen Harris corner wasn't cleared properly by the Maidenhead
defence and this allowed Slough to get a shot in. The shot took the
slightest of deflections off Lee Riddell and rolled into the
When the referee blew the final whistle the Slough fans applauded
the Rebels for a job well done.
Song of the night: "Crab people, crab people, taste
like crab, talk like people"