Rebels recorded a much needed and deserved win over Tooting &
Mitcham United to keep within touching distance of the top six. This
match saw the welcome return of midfielder Veli Hakki, who came on
as a substitute in the 70th minute, along with Alex Haddow in place
of Danny Steer and Ryan Williams (left). The introduction of these
two midfielders changed the game for the better and injected some
much needed creativity and vision into the squad.
started well and created chances and put Tooting under some pressure
but it was Tooting who should have gone into the half-time break
several goals up if it were not for Alan Foster's goalkeeping
had a goal disallowed for offside on 30 minutes, but we should have
had a penalty. One of Tooting's defenders brought down Ian Hodge (I
think (right)) inside the area and Tony Boot tapped in from close
Then the game turned into a distinctly boring affair.
Tooting looked more likely to score, but we could always count on
Alan Foster to get us out of trouble.
The highlight of the
second-half was the lengthy 10 minute delay on 75 minutes. The
referee had hurt himself and there was dispute as to who would
replace him. Eventually, one of the linesmen took charge, and he was
replaced by a photographer from the crowd.
the 83rd minute, Slough took the lead when a Veli Hakki cross wasn't
cleared properly and Ian Hodge chested the ball in from close range.
game was won in injury time when Glen Harris (above left) went on a
great run into the area and slotted the ball past the goalkeeper and
into the back of the net for 2-0.
This win leaves us in 10th
position and 5 points off the vital top six place going into
Saturday's trip to Corinthian-Casuals.