Maidenhead Victors Over Slough

Maidenhead United

Maidenhead United

Griffin (1-0), Wooster (85)
Slough Town

Slough Town

League George Werrell
These teams met on Saturday on the Maidenhead enclosure. Both clubs were strongly represented, Maidenhead having the same 11, the exception of Eustace Spindler, who deputised for M. Walton, as that which did duty against Wycombe Wanderers on the Saturday previous. There were one or two fresh faces in the Slough ranks, and they appear to have a much stronger 11 than that of last season. The match was played under the suspices of the G. W. Suburban league.

The game open very fast, and the first incident of note occurred when the Maidenhead forwards combining splendidly, rush the leather into the Slough territory. E. Spindler got well away and sent across to Wooster, but the latter, although within easy range of Werrell's charge, Mr Mark with a bad shot which went very much wide. This was quite an unusual thing for him, and the crowd had to laugh.

The Slough backs played a fine game, and time and again were called upon to repel the stern attack of the Maidenhead forwards. Ultimately the visitors had a turn, and the forwards got dangerously near Gibson, having beaten the home forwards, Cane dropped back and gave much needed relief.

For some time, however, Slough did the major portion of the attacking, their inside right, a big strong fellow, being extremely dangerous and requiring a deal of watching. Up to this point it was impossible to choose which was the better of the two elevens – first one side and then the other attacked, but at length Maidenhead put themselves ahead on the scoresheet.

Griffin was the man who did the needful, beating Werrell with a shot which gave the custodian little or no chance. This was the whole of the scoring in the initial half.

Time and again during the larger part of the second half both goals were in danger, but the defence on either side was equal to the occasion. Once Wooster got clean through and shot hard and fast, but Werrell bought off a magnificent save which well deserves the plaudits of the crowd.

That Slough were trying hard to equalise was plainly evident, try as they might they could not break down the resolute defence of the Maidonians. Warwick, at back, was especially prominent for his fine game.

Slough's hopes of a draw was shattered when, about five minutes from time, Wooster, making no mistake with a well judged centre from E. Spindler, put into the net out of Werrell's reach.

From now until time there was no other incident of note, and Slough retire defeated by two goals to nil.

Maidenhead United Lineup

Gibson, Egby, Warwick, Cane, Chesterman, Gemmell, Vallance, Griffin, Wooster, Edward Spindler, Eustace Spindler.


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