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McMahon At The Double In Tooting Romp

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Slough Town
McMahon, McMahon, Brown, Wilson
4 - 1
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Des McMahon
Des McMahon finally got the seal of approval from the Wexham Park fans as his two goals sparked another high-scoring Slough performance.

The Rebels marked their first home Vauxhall-Opel League game of the season by putting four past bewildered Tooting and reproducing much of the sparkling football that had hit Hitchin for six four days earlier.

Having had a patchy few months at Slough after his arrival in January, Saturday was the first time the home supporters got a glimpse of the real MacMahon.

Revelling in the Rebels' free-flowing, creative style of attack, McMahon treated the crowd to some inventive midfield play and two fine pieces of finishing. His display, and that of several more of the supremely confident looking Slough team, had the home supporters singing his praises.

Rebels manager Alan Davies concurred, saying: "Des is the type of player who can get hold of the game, slow it down and knock good passes. He makes sides play." McMahon helped coax out of his colleagues the kind of thoughtful performance which Davies hopes will become typical of the 1987-88 Rebels.

"This team has got to work twice as hard to get behind defences because we have not got enough height to hit long balls. When things start going right we have got a lot of people in our side who can play football." Davies continued: "I have always liked to play football from the back, but you have got to do it at the right time and have the right players to do it."

Davies kept captain Keith White at left back and, although struggling for pace a couple of times in defence, his superior distribution should make sure that the midfield unit see plenty of the ball. There was rarely any need to by-pass McMahon, Neal Stanley, Jimmy Jacobs and Kenny Wilson, who in turn linked well with the tireless Jimmy Brown and the unpredictable skill of Paul Waites.

Tooting Line up

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