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AFC Bournemouth U23 (H)
Tue Jul 16
19:30

Match day

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AFC Bournemouth U23 (H)
Tue Jul 16 19:30
The Vanarama National League South
17th
0pts

Rebels Thank Brown For Narrow Royals Win

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Slough Town
Brown
1 - 0
Windsor & Eton
Jimmy Brown
While Slough were winning three points, Windsor had to be content with winning the sympathy of the Wexham Park crowd on Tuesday.
The Royals emerged with much credit from a typically dogged performance, which deserved to earn them a point and on many other days against many other teams would have been good enough to take all three.

But another piece of lethal Jimmy Brown finishing, aided by a blunder from former team mate John McDaid, made sure the first of the season's two big derby matches went to Slough.

The game's key moment came after 31 minutes When Dennis Powell played the ball down the right wing for Jimmy Jacobs to tussle with McDaid. The Royals captain tried to help the ball back to 'keeper Kevin Mitchell, but a fine piece of anticipation put Brown in the right place to intercept with a header and grab his fifth goal in the last three matches, putting Slough second in the Vauxhall-Opel League.

In the true spirit of local derbies, Windsor proved to be far from finished and spent most of the second half with the ball in their possession. The commitment which has become the trademark of John Clements' side was never more evident and Steve Cordery and Gary Attrell both missed great opportunities to reward their efforts with an equalising goal.

The Rebels, missing the unavailable Des MacMahon and the injured Kenny Wilson, were never given the chance to play the kind of football which had produced 10 goals in their previous two outings. Royals wide men Attrell and Mark Franks were always quick to push forward on Slough full backs Powell and Keith White, while the close attention given to Paul Waites denied him the chance to display his talents fully.

As a result Slough had to fall back frequently on the hit-and-hope tactics they have shunned in recent games. Neal Stanley's efforts to work some magic for them on the left flank were denied by the best player on view, Royals right back Stuart Mitchell.

Windsor & Eton Line up

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