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The Vanarama National League South
2nd
37pts

It's goodbye to £1,160 dream

| Isthmian Lge Cup
Slough Town
0 - 1
Woking
Morton (79)
Alan Gane
Slough Town's last chance of winning a trophy this season was shattered on Tuesday when they suffered their third defeat in eight days to crash out of the Isthmian League Cup in the first round.

This defeat could have cost Slough £1,160 - the amount of prize money sponsors Hitachi are paying to the two clubs which reach the final.

For the fifth successive match Slough conceded a late goal and manager Joe Arpino lamented: "We are lacking so much in confidence that we are even thinking twice about making a pass. This is the first season that we haven't won anything since I arrived here, and I am bitterly disappointed."

Woking, down to a bare 12 experienced players as Dave Roberts had left the previous Saturday, top scorer Steve Cosham had flu and Alick Brown was injured, almost snatched the lead in the 25th minute. Cottrell's hard cross found Steer unmarked but he fired over.

Slough, who had achieved very little in this time, claimed they should have had a penalty when keeper Parsons knocked Feely flying. But the referee gave them a free kick which was wasted as Mackay shot into the defensive wall.

Friend then raced clear with Woking appealing in vain for off-side and when Cottrell chopped him down just outside the penalty box he was promptly booked.

With 60 minutes gone Slough took off Reardon and brought on substitute Lee, with Russell dropping back into midfield. Woking manager Fred Callaghan, forced to make himself substitute, replaced Giddings 15 minutes later. Callaghan, the former Fulham player, took only four minutes to set up the winner.

Callaghan's long pass down the middle sent Steer through in the 79th minute and Porter, racing out to meet him, could only knock the ball to Alan Morton who coolly lobbed it into the top of the net.

Woking Line up

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