Slough Progress In Amateur Cup

Slough Town

Slough Town

Grant (10), Norris (2-1), Sherwood (3-1)
Maidenhead United

Maidenhead United

Pearce (14, 3-2)
FA Amateur Cup Attendance: 2000 Unknown
A very poor display of football was seen at Slough last Saturday, when Maidenhead lost any hopes they may have had of soaring in he Amateur Cup Competition this season. Slough winning an uninteresting game by 3 goals to 2.

The match was marred throughout by a series of stoppoages through players being hurt, sstarting after about 10 minutes play, when Pearce received a nasty kick in the face; Slough had several players injured, Sherwood, Grant and Gallop all having to lead the second half with a splintered knee cap.

A good crowd of over 2,000 people attended to witness the game, including a large number from Maidenhead. The Maidenhead Town Silver Band played selections before and during the game.

The game does not need much description. After losing the toss, Slough, with the sun to their faces, were soon attacking, and were a goal to the good after ten minutes play. Sherwood neatly brought the ball up the field, and put across a centre, and Grant ran in from the left and scored after Norris had badly missed.

In less than five minutes, Maidenhead equalised. Cook and Clarke, by means of pretty passing, took the ball down on the right and Gallop relieved by kicking into touch. From the throw-in
Strickland secured the ball, manoeuvred a position and shot, but the ball was charged down. However, Pearce secured and scored through a crowd of players.

Both teams missed plenty of chances to increase the lead, and Slough, always more dangerous in front of goal, took the lead before the interval when C. Care failed to clear a centre from Baldwin and Norris had an easy task to score.

Slough were the first to score in the second half, a centre from Grant being converted by Sherwood. Maidenhead's second goal came from Pearce, when Dolman ran out to clear a centre from Cook and Pearce headed the ball into an empty goal.

Before the close, Rackstraw scored what appeared to be the best goal of the match, but the point was disallowed on the grounds of offside. Maidenhead played up well in the last ten minutes, and Clarke should have equalised when he broke through and with practically no opposition, shot into Dolman's hands.

Maidenhead United Lineup

P. Care, V. Blay, C. Care, H. Hancock, F. Wheeler, A. Richards, W. Cook, A. Clarke, E. Rackstraw, V. Pearce, G. Strickland.


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