Newmes (49)
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Adams (90+1)
A superb injury time equaliser by Mark Adams gave Slough a well deserved point against a Hendon side that's only lost three league games all season on Tuesday night.

Adams, the subject of a 5000 pound approach from Chesham a week ago, came on as sub for Greenaway in the 75th minute on a hostile night for football at Claremont Road, thumping home a nod on from a Jeff Bateman header which flew under the body of Hendon 'keeper Dave Root.

It was a scintillating finish to an otherwise drab league fixture which saw the Rebels completely dominate the second half after Hendon had stole a freak 49th minute lead.

The hard pitch and stiff breeze did little to enhance the skill and endeavour of Vauxhall Opel League football and serves as a good pointer why Hendon have achieved better results away from home this season. Having beaten high flying Leytonstone and Ilford 4-1 away, the North London side gave Reading a scare in the first round of the F.A. Cup, pulling back from two down only to be edged out by a late winner.

Without former top scorer Ian Dowie who left the club in a 30,000 pound move to Luton Town, Hendon still looked dangerous on the break and it took a handful of fine saves from new 'keeper Gary Lester as the Rebels struggled to clear their lines in the early stages.

Hendon's new signing from Fisher Athletic, Steve Newmes, gave the visitors an early scare on the half hour producing a brilliant reaction save from Lester at point blank range.

But shortly after the half time break, Slough's early initiatives were pegged back by a freak 49th minute goal. Midfielder Phil Gridelet, who has been closely watched by West Brom and Reading this season, played the ball wide to Toni Meadows with Ray Duffy instinctively pouncing for a thumping tackle. The ball ricocheted off both players' bodies into the air with Lester advancing and Tony Knight clearing on the goalline, but Steve Newmes ran in to slot home in the unguarded net.

Slough still remained in control as only Hendon's Colin Tate hit the bar after the goal, but couldn't find the net and boss Alan Davies brought on Waites for Watt and Adams to try and change the pattern of play.

With five minutes left, the Rebels chances seemed to have faded when a Trevor How header hit the bar and despite a flurry of shots, the ball wouldn't go into the net.

Then Adams struck the last-gasp equaliser to give Slough the important point, although they could have won it, said boss Alan Davies. " We've got to be looking to win those games if we want to stay in contention" he said.

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