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Maidenhead 1-2 Rebels

Rebels break York Road curse!
by Nathan on 22/01/2004

Goals from Tony Boot and Lee Riddell secured a deserved victory as they sent Maidenhead United spinning out of the Berks & Bucks Cup on Tuesday night.

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Maidenhead United


Slough Town


Steve Hale (1-1)

Berks & Bucks Cup


Tony Boot (1-0)
Lee Riddell (2-1)

Date: 20/01/2004
KO: 7:45 PM
Venue: York Road
Attendance: TBA
The Report
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 have chances.

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 intact.

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 deserved winner.

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 bottom-right corner.

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"

The Slough Side
1 Alan Foster
2 Lee Riddell
3 Paul Barrowcliff
4 Steve Daly
5 Michael Murphy
6 Danny Steer
7 Darron Wilkinson
8 Glen Harris
9 Ian Hodge
10 Tony Boot
11 Ryan Williams


S1 Mark Bartley
S2 Adrian Browne
S3 Andy Deaner
S4 Rav Briach
S5 Ellyas Bakishan

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Both players were constantly causing Maidenhead problems down both wings

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