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The Vanarama National League South

Barrow Boys Rolled Over

Slough Town

Slough Town

Langley (2), Dennis (75), Thompson (90+1)


League Attendance: 928 Vernon Pratt
Slough Town ran up their biggest ever Conference victory in an entertaining game never short of surprises.

The first came at the announcement of the team before kick off with ex-Rebel Tony Dennis making a welcome return. The Rebels then shocked the crowd with their second early start of the week, just like Fisher the Saturday before, as they got off and stormed into the lead after just two minutes.

Good work from Steve Thompson set up Neal Stanley on the left and his perfectly flighted cross fell to Tommy Langley at the far post to side foot home on the volley.

Barrow looked overrun and a couple of minutes later Tony Dennis left three of the visiting players in the wake and saw his rocket like shot tipped over by keeper McDonnell.

Kevin Proctor came in late on Tony Knight and picked up a booking that was to prove his downfall later on as the Rebels continued to create the chances.

The defence looked strong with Tony Knight pushing to right back (the sweeper system not being used) with Trevor How moving to the centre of defence as Phil Stacey was missing through injury.

The Rebels survived Gilmour's golden chance in front of goal but the game became a little scrappy as the half wore on, referee Mr Pearson's incessant whistling killing the flow.

Neal Stanley was relishing his task on the left flank made easy work of beating Darren Marsh. But it was Barrow who came out the stronger in the second half, Proctor heading just over as the visitors moved forward well when finding lots of space in the middle.

With 50 minutes on the clock, a second booking longed for Proctor after a foul on the immaculate Vernon Pratt, saw him sent off.

Despite having an extra man, Slough were still under the cosh and Barrow had a goal disallowed for a push on Bunting. Langley had a great chance when clean through but it was saved well, the return ball fired over by Stanley from close range.

But after 69 minutes Tony Dell was harshly sent off after Ken Lowe's play acting and the Rebels' concentration seemed to be wavering with How clearing Doherty's effort off the line.

Then, with 75 minutes gone the killer blow was dealt, Bunting sending a fine throw down the right to Langley who skipped past a challenge. slid the ball to the far post where Dennis finished off the move.

The remaining minutes belonged exclusively to Slough, Turkington's screamer flying off the post, McDonnell pulling off a magnificent save from Thompson's close range shot but then came the third goal.

A minute into injury time, How pushed forward and sent Thompson flying into space with a pin point through ball, the Slough midfielder unleashing a spectacular shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.

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