Another Narrow Win

Harrow Borough

Harrow Borough

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Slough Town

Slough Town

Hodges (3), Ma. Murphy (13)
League Attendance: 240 Shaun Allaway
Slough travelled to Earlsmead hoping to continue the winning run started against Dover last week to help them recover from a crushing defeat in the FA Cup against Yeading two weeks previously.

Steer came in to replace the suspended Haddow and Hakki had returned from injury to take a place on the bench.

Daly had to be at his imperious best in the opening minute as Harrow broke, but the skipper did what he does best with a well executed sliding tackle to snuff out the danger. It wasn't long before the Rebels got themselves in front after that early scare.

Carbon was played in down the right wing and whipped across a delicious ball which was met by a glancing header from Hodges and into the far corner.

Ten minutes later and Slough doubled their advantage. Matt Murphy pounced on a mix up in the Harrow defence and was able to slot the ball home at the near post from inside the area.

Harrow were defending well and a couple of last ditch challenges kept out Hodges and Murphy whilst Daly went close with a header from close range and Metcalfe shot narrowly over from the edge of the area having been played in by Hodges.

Allaway had to be alert at the other end, producing a great one-handed save to keep out a firm strike from inside the area from the home side.

It only took seven minutes of the second half for the home side to get their first of the match. A low drive from the edge of the area found its way in at the near post and this led to a period of pressure from the home side as they pinned the Rebels back. Miller and Hakki were brought on to replace Hodges and Harris respectively, but the home side remained firmly in control. Similar to Slough in the previous season, Harrow were having much of the play but were not getting clear sights of the Slough goal, largely thanks to some ineffective finishing but also some last ditch Slough defending.

Slough did have a rare chance inside the final ten minutes but Carbon shanked his shot when well placed at the back post.

The final whistle, as it was in their previous match against Dover, was met with relief by those associated with Slough as for the second game running they had to endure a large spell of second half pressure, but on both occassions they came away with the win.

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