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The Vanarama National League South

Goal In Each Half Downs The Ding

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Att: 251
0 - 2
Slough Town
Spencer (20), Boot (60)
Ryan Spencer
Slough Town put in an accomplished performance to overcome near neighbours Yeading in this Boxing Day clash at The Warren.

Ryan Spencer had the first chance of the match in which the Rebels started brightly playing some neat football on an excellent playing surface. The young midfielder, occupying a right wing berth for the game, broke through from midfield but his long range effort was yards over the bar and did not trouble Matt Hodson in the Ding goal.

It was Spencer again midway through the half bringing out an unusual save from Hodson. Beating two players on the right wing, Spencer put in a delightfully curling cross which continued to curl in toward the far corner of the goal, but Hodson was able to tip the ball around the post. The resulting corner was cleared to the edge of the area where Spencer settled himself before striking the ball low and hard through a crowd of players leaving Hodson unsighted and into the back of the net.

Slough firmly had the upper hand in the encounter now and began to play some neat football. A slick move involving Gilkes and Williams saw the latter release the former where the experienced midfielder picked out Sammy Winston with a neat cut back, but the Rebels joint top scorer could not keep his effort down as another chance went begging.

Yeadings first real chance of the game came early in the second half as the Rebels had not yet awoken from half time. Eleven goal Errol Telemaque shot on the turn inside the area, but his effort was saved by McCann in the Rebels goal.

Spencer again came close to increasing the Rebels lead shortly after. A Barrowcliff cross was cleared to the edge of the area where Spencer was waiting to pounce on any scraps. HIs half volley effort whizzed narrowly wide of Hodson's left hand post, much to the disappointment of the travelling Barmy Army behind the goal.

The match descended now into a game of Slough content with what they had and soaking up some mild Yeading pressure whilst looking to hit their opponents quickly on the counter attack.

With the next real chance of the game, the lively Tony Boot latched onto a through ball and rounded Hodson before slotting home from 18 yards almost sealing the three points for Slough with another well taken goal.

Nick Gyoury was unlucky not to increase his tally for the club as a Gilkes cross came his way. A headed opportunity went narrowly wide as the centre back found space at the far post though, much to the players disappointment.

In the final chance of the game, Gyoury again saw an effort crash off the woodwork as a Spencer corner found its way through to the big defender, but his headed effort cannoned off the top of the bar and out of play.

A satisfying win for a Slough side which continued to play football and not get caught up in a physical aspect which their opponents seemed more interested in at times.

Yeading Line up


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