Do not dispose of the rubbish.
So says the notice outside the sun bathed Stag Meadow ground. Slough
chose to ignore the instruction and comprehensively disposed of a
poorish Windsor side 4-0, much to the delight of the Slough
Slough dominated the first half without creating much. Poor crossing
and a ball that bobbled on a worn surface stopped Slough from
turning possession into a lead. The killer ball just wasn't
happening, and as the game went on, Windsor came slightly more in to
the game. After 43 minutes Windsor went close with a shot by the
Windsor 12 Eloumani, who had come on for Aiteouakrim who had badly
twisted his ankle.
Slough hit back straight away with a jiggling
run by Leigh Mason whose shot was well palmed wide by Martini. Well
pleased by making a good save, the Windsor keeper then amused the
Slough fans by a tirade of F'ing and blinding that indicated he lost
Soon after the restart, a wide free kick from Michael Murphy was
sent high and hanging into the Windsor area for Matt Murphy to
deftly place a header down into the corner of the net. From then on
it was Slough's game.
After 56 minutes Leigh Mason was chopped down
in the corner, earning the Windsor 3, Parsons a yellow card.
From the free kick Matt Murphy scored his second with a powerful
header that Martini tried to hold. He should perhaps have tried to
palm it as it was too powerful and went straight through his hands
for Slough's second.
Slough were now turning it on and their passing game for once paid
the dividend of an excellent goal. At the edge of the box, in a
straight line, Murphy, Mason, Seedel, goal.
Shortly afterwards Leigh Mason was brought down during a jiggling
run in the box, as clear a penalty as you could wish for. Matt
Murphy took the kick and dummied Martini for his hat trick.
4-0 to Slough.
Several substitutions only temporarily stunted Slough's dominance.
By the end even Wilkinson was successfully showboating as the happy
Slough fans sang "Brazil of the Ryman League"
And a Happy Easter it certainly was, for all except the Windsor
fans. This report is a bit one sided, but then so was the match.