On former Rebels manager Steve Browne's return to the club,
Slough Town showed why they are better than the league table
suggests by out-playing Dover for the best part of 90 minutes.
Dover could have and probably should have taken the lead after only 2
minutes, when a header from a corner came off the underside of the
crossbar, although some people say that the bal was at least 1 foot
over the line! Slough then broke away from their area, Ian Hodges gave
the ball to Alex Haddow who ran into the area and slotted the ball
past former Rebels 'keeper Dominique Jean-Zepherin.
Slough doubled their lead after 22 minutes when a Alex Haddow
long throw-in reaches defender Michael Murphy, whose shot went
straight through a crowded penalty area and under Jean-Jepherin's
Half-time: Slough Town 2-0 Dover
With ten minutes of the second half gone, Slough made their lead
even more comfortable when a Glen Harris cross from the right wing
was deflected off a defender and fell to the perfect height for the
oncoming Ian Hodges to header the ball in.
The Rebels had a penalty appeal turned down by the referee when
Josias Carbon was pushed down in the box.
With one hour gone, Dover were awarded a penalty for a foul on
one of their forwards. Rebels goalkeeper saved the penalty and the
poorly taken rebound.
Five minutes later, Ian Hodges was booked for taking down one of
Dovers players with a sliding tackle.
Dover pulled a goal back with 15 minutes remaining when a long
ball upfield wasn't cleared properly and it fell to a Dover forward
who blasted the ball past Shaun Allaway and into the net.
Ian Hodges should have made the win secure when he was put
through following a long ball, but he miss controlled the ball and
his shot went wide.
Slough fans now had reason to panic because their team had
switched off. Dover were now dominating the game, and they gave
themselves a glimmer of hope when Armstrong headed in a cross at the
After the eight odd minutes the referee added on at the end,
Slough fans went home relieved that their team had held on for three