Kiely stars for dismal Town

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Date: Thursday, May 4th 1978 | Competition: League | Attendance: TBC

Man Of Match: Micky Kiely

A MICK KIELY hat-trick wound up Slough Town's Isthmian League season against neighbours Windsor and Eton guesting for Leatherhead.

But, Kiely apart, it was a poor performance from Slough who too often looked lethargic and almost uninterested. They were flattered by the score line and hardly gave their supporters reason to be optimistic for the next league campaign.

Windsor and Eton are supposedly an inferior side to Slough. But last Thursday night they looked at least equals and might well have won at Wexham Park if their finishing had been as accurate as their passing.

They represented Leatherhead because of the Surrey club's heavy fixture backlog - the F.A. Trophy finalists had to play at home to Sutton on the same night. Slough struggled for most of the first half and Windsor really should have taken the lead during a ten-minute spell.

Phil Duff headed against the bar in the 20th minute and just failed to connect with an Ian Alleyne cross six minutes later for what would have been a certain goal. In between, Gary Churchouse forced a fine save from Trevor Porter and then Duff volleyed just over the bar on the half hour.

But the Athenian League club were completely caught out three minutes later. David Russell slipped past John Mitchell on the right and crossed for Kiely to dive in at the near post and head past Kelvin Hopkins.

Duff, Windsor's most dangerous striker, deservedly equalised five minutes before half-time when he stabbed the ball through a crowd of players, following an Alleyne corner.

Windsor continued to play the better football, with Kevin Hill and Alan Few working like Trojans in midfield. They showed the commitment which several Slough players obviously lacked.

But once again they were caught out by a Slough counter-attack. Paul Lee shrugged off a foul challenge by Mick Rose, and pushed the ball forward to Barrie Friend and his pass across the face of the goal was turned in by Kiely.

Former Slough centre half, lain McPhee was booked in the 78th minute for a crude tackle on Lee and it was left to Kiely to finish off Windsor's brave challenge with his third goal of the night three minutes from the end.

Leatherhead: Hopkins, Rose, McPhee, New, Mitchell, Churchouse, Few, Hill, Beckett, Duff, Alleyne. Sub: Mounteney.


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