Slough Gain Revenge Over Uxbridge

Slough Town

Slough Town

J. Ivall (7, 35 pen), Andrews (25), Young (65)


Waterfall (4-1)
League Unknown
These teams met in the return league match at the Dolphin ground, on Saturday, before a fairly good attendance. The previous week Slough had gone down to the Uxbridge players on the Middlesex ground, by four goals to nil, and the result might have been exactly reversed but for a bad mistake on the part of Tilly, who let through one of the softest goals of the season.

As it was, Uxbridge were defeated by four goals to one, the result would have been different had they sent a full team. The two Beach's were unable to play and to make matters worse Humphreys and Bailey missed the train so that the Reds had to take the field with nine men, the number subsequently increased to 10 by the addition of Field.

Play was not of the highest order on either side and occasionally a little too vigourous. Slough had most of the play and but for a fine display by Nunn, particular in the second half, score against his side would have been much greater.

The visitors were the first to attack and a splendid corner brought about a fine save by Tilly, the leather dropping right in the mouth of the goal. Then Slough got down and J. Ivall shot from a distance but the ball went wide.

Seven minutes from the commencement J. Ivall got possession 20 yards from the goal, and after once miss kicking, made amends by sending the globe well past Nunn into the net.

Another man then took the field for the visitors. A corner fell to Uxbridge and from this the ball was sent over the bar.

At the opposite end Prior was responsible for a good effort, but the Uxbridge men were smarter on the ball than their opponents. The Reds came up well and Hartley made a bad miss right in front of goal when he should easily have scored.

The Slough forwards romped away, and after Price had once stopped from Andrews, the same player put in a swift low shot which completely beaten Nunn, making the record 2-0 in favour of Slough 25 minutes from the start.

A lengthy run and shot by Prior was negated by the intervention of Nunn who bought of a smart save. A random kick by R. J. Ivall brought brief respite for Uxbridge, but they were quickly put on the defensive again. Cane ran through and centred, but J. Ivall spoiled the efforts by wildly shooting over the bar when close in.

Denton followed suit a moment later and after 35 minutes play, Price badly fouled Cane in the penalty area and C. O. Ivall easily scored from the place kick.

Uxbridge took up the attack and Tilly effected a smart clearance close quarters. A corner kick for the Middlesex players was sent behind. J. Ivall was responsible for a couple of excellent shots, the custodian having some difficulty to clear the first of these. Wright place a capital corner which Denton headed behind. No further scoring took place before half-time when the score stood: Slough three, Uxbridge nil.

The Reds went off after the change of ends at a great rate, and Tilly had several shots to negotiate. A couple of corners to Slough brought no result. Weak play by the home backs gave Uxbridge an opportunity which they did not accept, and then Prior put in some smart work on the right.

Two corners were forced by Slough, and from the second of these Denton hit the post. Play deteriorated badly for some time. 20 minutes had elapsed before the score was added to. Then Andrews and Prior ran the ball up, and R. J. Ivall forced a corner. This was well placed by right, and twice Nunn cleverly repulsed hotshots. Young took the rebound and added a fourth goal for Slough.

The homesters continued to press and the goalkeeper cleared to hotshots. Again Prior came with a rush and passing to J. Ivall that player banged in a hard shot which Nunn stopped, and came sent high over the bar.

Andrews, too, tested the goalkeeper with a swift low shot. Eventually Uxbridge were rewarded for their efforts, the goal was simply given away by Tilly. The Reds were awarded a freekick and this was well placed by Ayres. Tilly caught the leather but dropped it, and Waterfall easily scored.

Play now became fast an exciting, but neither side were able to get thrown again, and Slough retired winners by four goals to one.

Uxbridge Lineup

F. E. Nunn, E. Ayres, F. Price, G. Denbow, D. Bragg, A. Commins, R. Weedon, A. Hartwell, H. Bailey, W. Waterfall.


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