Slough and Hereford share the points
Bolt (pen 40)
Date: Saturday, March 21st 1998 | Competition: League | Attendance: 2013
Man Of Match: Unknown
Starting Line Up
- Paul Wilkerson
- Garry Smart
- Derek Simpson
- Gary McGinnis
- Cliff Hercules
- Terry Angus
- Danny Bailey
- Corey Browne
- Lee Randall
- Gary Abbott
- Danny Bolt
Hereford's unbeaten run continued still further today with this draw against Slough. It was of little revenge for the pounding which United received when Slough hosted the game.
The game started promisingly enough with play moving freely each way and some very good football coming to the fore. Andy Quy was looking to claim the club record for maintaining a clean sheet and had to make a scramble save to keep his chances alive.
Gary Cook came through with the opener after chasing down a dodgy clearance by Danny Bolt which he actually sent back towards his own goal. Cook caught the ball and made a very neat header past the approaching keeper. A very well taken goal and worth every second of the celebration time he gave it.
The match was marred in the 40th minute though when Slough were awarded a penalty following a challenge made by captain Brian McGorry. With most of the United players protesting, the ball was placed on the spot and fired home by Danny Bolt. Andy Quy was obviously heart-broken to lose his opportunity this way as he ferociously kicked the ball again into the side netting.
This did light a fire under United as they then proceeded to out-class Slough in most respects. The young Craig Mansell was brought on to replace Richard Walker replied almost immediately by fizzing a 25 yard drive just over the bar.
Hereford then proceeded to dominate the match. The already unfortunate Quy just having to look on as he was troubled very little after the fateful penalty.
The pressure continued and another young striker, Gavin Williams, who had been brought on to replace Tony Agana played a major part. Gavin Williams had a fairly simple chance on goal after Gary Cook placed the ball perfectly for him to drive into the net, but his shot was just inches wide.
Craig Mansell was also attacking during the second half and he had another vicious shot pushed out by Wilkerson which John Brough fell upon but managed to head just wide again.
If the finishing had gone Hereford's way today, they could easily have collected all three points instead of allowing Slough a share.