Town's unbeaten run ends

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Walker (10), Sears (45), Ward (60, 65)

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Metcalfe (14), Feely (18)


Date: Saturday, April 21st 1979 | Competition: League | Attendance: TBC

Man Of Match: Peter Feely

SLOUGH Town's run of 14 Isthmian League games without defeat was ended on Saturday when Croydon came back from 2-1 behind to take the three points Slough so desperately needed to remain in the top four. Slough had previously been unbeaten in the league this year.

Town badly missed right-back Tim Turl and striker Paul Lee, both of whom were ruled out by injury. Turl's replacement, young Mick Cumber, was unable to prevent winger Ray Sunnocks laying on Croydon's first two goals, and he was taken off for the second-half, with Steve Norman substituting. Sunnocks' cross from the left enabled Walker to head Croydon in front in the 10th minute.

But two goals in the 14th and 18th minutes put Slough 2-1 in front. Barry Metcalfe equalised after Dave Russell had hit the bar, and when keeper Cobb could only push Cooke's corner up in the air, Peter Feely headed Town's second goal.

Another cross from Sunnocks paved the way for Sears to equalise on the stroke of half-time.

Croydon took the game to Slough in the second-half and in the 60th minute they went ahead. Jackson, receiving the ball from Pooley, had a shot blocked but Ward followed up to score.

Five minutes later Sales centred for Ward to settle the issue with a header.

Slough's best move, involving Feely and Russell, resulted in Metcalfe hitting the woodwork. But it was not Slough's day as was illustrated when Russell was booked for a foul which was by no means vicious.

Town's best moments had come in the first-half in which Metcalfe and Feely both went close with headers. But neither looked as sharp as the previous striking combination of Lee and Kiely.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Hereford 46 113
2 King's Lynn Town 46 100
3 Slough Town 46 99
4 Kettering Town 46 97
5 Weymouth 46 97

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1 Alan Inns
2 George Wells
3 Manny Williams
4 Chris Flood
5 Jack Turner
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