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Flackwell Heath (A)
Sat Sep 21
15:00

Match day

Team logo
Flackwell Heath (A)
Sat Sep 21 15:00
The Vanarama National League South
8th
18pts

Double Up as Slough go clear

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Hendon
0 - 1
Slough Town
Marks (61)
Charlie Marks
THE victory at Claremont Road gave Slough their first double of the season and lifted the club to 14th in the division, a position beyond their wildest dreams at the close of last year.

It took a goal midway through the second half from Charlie Marks to do the trick, but with most of the sides in the lower reaches dropping points, Slough strode out of the disastrous thirties into the safe forties, although few will remember the game for its football. A cold, biting wind blowing down the pitch did nothing to entice the fans from their firesides, and consequently there were only a couple of hundred in the ground when the match got under way.

During the opening minutes, Slough took hold of the game, and Smart only just prevented Peter Feely from giving them the lead in the seventh minute. Feely, who generally had a good match, strode round Peter Deadman and appeared certain to score when the Hendon player impeded him. Smart, leaving his line, crashed into the Slough striker with his foot raised. The goalkeeper received a yellow card but Slough achieved only a free kick that came to nothing.

Too many passes were being badly delivered on a bumpy pitch, and the game became very untidy. Hendon had little to offer in front of goal and Teale handled all their long shots with competence.

Another poor ball out of the home side’s defence was intercepted by Feely, and his perfect pass found David Russell free on the right. But the midfield man took the ball too far to the byline and the chance was wasted.

It was from a similar loose clearance that gave Slough the lead in the 61st minute. The ball fell to Marks, who dribbled through and shot between the goalkeeper and the near post.

Slough continued to be the best side and David Russell began to show more confidence, twice crossing the ball into the penalty to create chances that could have provided the Rebels with additional valuable goals.

During the final minutes, Shodinde almost made them pay for their wastefulness as he began to tease Slough, and the game finished with Hendon forcing a number of corners that were cleared with difficulty.

Hendon Line up

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