A stroll for reluctant Rebels

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Date: Monday, August 25th 1980 | Competition: Isthmian Lge Cup | Attendance: TBC

Man Of Match: Keith White

SLOUGH TOWN did just enough to move through to the Hitachi Cup second round, but it was a complacent performance that saw them defeat Horsham on Bank Holiday Monday.

Several players were guilty of treating the match more like an afternoon stroll in the sunshine and Slough could well have come unstuck if Horsham had proved stronger opposition.

The Rebels simply did not work hard enough to demonstrate their obvious superiority and played at half pace for long periods of the game. Dave Russell opened the scoring in the 25th minute when he collected a short pass from Mick Kiely and beat the keeper from just inside the area.

Horsham continued to labour forward as Slough decided to sit back and the visitors can count themselves unlucky not to have equalised in the 40th minute. A Micky Fountain free kick struck a post with Richard Teale beaten and Mark Tidey scored from the rebound only for his goal to be disallowed for offside.

Slough then showed some urgency with both Keith White and Micky O'Sullivan thwarted by saves before Russell scored his second two minutes before half-time. This time he took the ball wide of defender Steve Read and shot home through a crowded penalty area.

Horsham replied almost immediately when Barry Morgan headed a Martin Ellis cross past Teale.

The second-half was best forgotten except for a last minute effort by Russell. His 20-yard shot beat the keeper and rolled inches wide of the post, denying the striker his first hat-trick for Slough.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
10 St Albans City 35 54
11 Chippenham Town 35 49
12 Slough Town 35 48
13 Oxford City 35 44
14 Hemel Hempstead Town 35 41

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Pos Name Goals
1 Ben Harris 12
2 Lee Togwell 4
3 Warren Harris 3
4 Louie Soares 3
5 Josh Jackman 2
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