Great Scott!

Slough Town

Slough Town

M. Scott (13, 29, 42), Hazel (21), Fiore (5-2)
Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town

Leonard (9), Wallace (87)
League Attendance: 1313 Morrys Scott
A first half hat-trick of headers by Morrys Scott saw Slough return to the Conference top spot in spectacular style on Tuesday night.

After a nervous start, during which Yeovil went in front, the Rebels ran their visitors ragged with some of their best attacking football of the season.

Yeovil came to Wexham Park hotly tipped, along with Slough, to be in contention for the title come next May, despite having lost their previous two games.

But the way they were swept aside by a rampant Slough indicated that it will take a supreme effort to deny the Rebels a place in the football league next season. Premature? Maybe. But on this evidence optimism is justified.

But it all started so poorly. A jittery start culminated in Leonard forcing the ball home for Yeovil after nine minutes following a left wing corner from Andy Wallace.

The goal stunned Slough's biggest crowd of the season — 1,313 — and kick-started the Rebels into an immediate response. Morrys Scott first gave note of his intentions 90 seeonds after Yeovil's opener when visiting keeper David Coles did well to smother a close range effort.

But three minutes later he was left rooted to the spot as Scott met a Darren Hancock cross and sent a header across Coles into the far corner. Slough were never to look back.

Neal Stanley, from another Hancock centre, brought a diving stop from Coles before the Rebels went in front on 21 minutes, with a blockbuster from lan Hazel. Picking the ball up 25 yards from goal, Hazel urueashed an unstoppable left foot drive which fined past Coles into the roof of the net.

Eight minutes later, with Yeovil again stretched at the back, Mark Fiore, a constant thorn in the side of Yeovil, crossed from the left and Scott thumped home a near post header.

Poor Yeovil must have wondered what had hit them and with Slough pouring forward, Fiore and Stanley instrumental in the attacks, half-time couldn't come soon enough.

Three minutes before the break though Scott completed his hat-trick when he headed home a Steve Scott corner.

With the game effectively won, the Rebels predictably eased off in the second half and allowed Yeovil space and time to produce a series of half-chances.

Indeed, some of Yeovil's football was quick, thoughtful and incisive. They did enough to suggest that they will be challenging for that elusive league spot.

Leonard should have scored when he found himself unmarked sever yards out but blasted hopelessly high and Paul Wilson wasted a similar chance on 81 minutes.

Wallace did reduce the deficit on 87 minutes with a close range header after eluding his marker, but Fiore had the last word when, put clear by Stanley, he scored inside the near post.

Yeovil Town Lineup


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