Three Goal Trevor

Slough Town

Slough Town

How (15, 36, 40 pen), Stacey (85), Stanley (89)
Milton Keynes Boro

Milton Keynes Boro

Burden (20)
B&B Senior Cup Attendance: 207 Trevor How
Defender Trevor How turned in an ice spectacular on a frozen and frosty Wexham Park surface on Tuesday night, as the Rebels moved into the second round of the Berks and Bucks senior cup.

It had to come sooner or later — Slough Town's first win of 1991, and though it wasn't as convincing as it could have been it was a triumph over difficult conditions. It was also a triumph for Trevor, who grabbed himself a first half hat-trick with the ease of an inform striker.

The game served as a useful gauge to the recovery of a number of important squad members in the absence of recent Capital League matches. Trevor Bunting, Vernon Pratt and Mark Hill all came through capably though the return of Mark Turkington saw a quiet performance and a second half substitution.

The first of How's three came on the 15 minute mark, when a near post corner was flicked on by Neal Stanley to How at the back to plant the ball home.

Five minutes later though, Slough were shocked when Neil Burden's fine long range volley beat Bunting to level the scores.

Milton Keynes had a small spell of pressure but couldn't convert and it was left for the Rebels to regain the initiative on 36 minutes. How again finished the move, from an identical corner to the first but with Pratt flicking on — and Slough boss Alan Davies must have been a happy man to see a set piece played so perfectly.

Four minutes later the Rebels secured their first penalty of the season when John Sissons was sent tumbling by the clumsy Brad and How took delight in slamming the ball home from the spot.

The second half was a quiet affair, Slough's finer points being eliminated by the tricky surface and the visitors hustling and bustling for their Berks and Bucks lives. But they never troubled the Rebels rearguard and Sissons came close with a lob that went just the wrong side of the post.

Naseem Bashir replaced Turkington with 20 minutes to go but Slough couldn't apply a finishing touch to the numerous balls Into the box. With five minutes to go Phil Stacey smashed an 18 yard drive into the top corner for his first goal for the club, and then in the last minute Neal Stanley popped up to head home Tony Dell's cross at the far post.

Milton Keynes Boro Lineup


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