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Matt Miller

Hampton & Richmond 4-2 Slough Town
by Nathan on 28/04/2007

Matt Miller nearly spoiled Hampton's promotion party but the league leaders fought back with two late goals to win the Ryman League.

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Hampton & Richmond Borough

Slough Town

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Ian Hodges
Ian Hodges
Stuart Lake
Elliot Godfrey (penalty)
. Matt Miller
Matt Miller
Ryman League Premier Division
The Beveree
Saturday 28th April 2007
3.00pm
The Report

Matt Miller (pictured right) almost single-handedly denied Hampton the Ryman League title whilst simultaneously sending them into the play-offs, but the league leaders fought back and deservedly won the league in emphatic fashion.

Unsurprisingly, it was Hampton who dominated from the off and it was only down to some desperate defending, good goalkeeping and some woeful finishing that kept the score down at 0-0.

Midway through the first half, Abby Nusubga was substituted with a leg injury and was replaced by Matt Miller. It was Matt Miller that provided Slough's only threat throughout the entire game, catching the home side out twice.

With the Rebels' first meaningful attack of the game, Matt Miller turned his marker and found himself in acres of space to lob Matt Lovett in the Hampton goal and send the travelling faithful ballistic. "You're gonna choke in the play-offs" suddenly echoed round the Beveree.

However, despite this minor setback for the home side, the game continued in remarkably similar fashion, with Hampton dominating play yet somehow managing to avoid finding the net.

That however changed on the stroke of half-time. Hampton quickly took a disputable free-kick on the right win to find ex-Rebel Ian Hodges (pictured left) unmarked at the near post for the equaliser.

Hampton made it two goals in five minutes soon after the start of the second half, when it was Ian Hodges again to head Hampton into the lead following a cross from the right wing.

Following these two breakthroughs, the game again went back to Hampton dominating play and not scoring. on the balance of play and the amount of chances they were creating Hampton could easily have been into double figures. As it was, the lead was only 1 goal and as long as it stayed like that Slough were always in with a shout.

Slough signalled their intent not to go down without a fight with a couple of attacks of their own. Steve Hale, playing his last ever game, unleashed a cracker of a shot, only to hit the upright with Matt Lovett well beaten.

This seemed to increase Slough's confidence, as soon afterwards Steve Hale found himself in another dangerous position but saw his shot blocked by a defender.

Hampton could sense the Ryman league title coming ever-closer but still couldn't find that killer goal. Marcello Fernandes found himself one-on-one with Jamie Jackson, but somehow managed to send his shot dreadfully high and wide of the far post.

Then on came another ex-Rebel in Glen Harris (pictured right) for a cameo appearance late on, with much heckling and booing from the Slough faithful.

Hamton were rueing those many missed chances as from out the blue, disaster struck. Matt Miller, put through on goal with five minutes of normal time remaining, beat Matt Lovett to the ball and lobbed into the net to send the Slough fans wild for the second time in the afternoon. Had we denied Alan Devonshire, our arch-nemesis the title? Had Hampton blown it at the last minute yet again?

The answer was a flat No. From the restart, Hampton marched up towards the Slough goal, Stuart Lake ran towards the penalty area and shot into the bottom right hand corner to send the Hampton fans wild.

Such was the sense of relief, that they did what they has threatened to do all game - put the game beyond all doubt. Ian Hodges was judged to have been fouled in the area. Elliot Godfrey stepped up and sent Jamie Jackson (pictured left) the wrong way to seal the Isthmian League Title.

The final whistle triggered the inevitable pitch invasion. Despite Hampton's dominance, Slough still managed to make a game out of it and almost pulled off a shock result.

So Hampton go up to the Blue Square South in ecstasy, and Slough go down into who knows where. It was two years to the day since Slough beat Hampton 3-1 to win the Bryco Cup. How times change. Ian Hodges scored two goals that evening as well. Whatever happens from now on, April 28th will no doubt be a special date on his calendar.

The Teams
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Attendance: 1053

Match Officials

Referee Mr. Oleksandr Saliy
Assistant Referee Mr. Alan Munday
Assistant Referee Mr. Brian Roberts

RebelsOnline Man of the Match

Matt Miller

Played well and scored two goals to crown himself our top goalscorer for the season.

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