Hendon Beat Rebels

Slough Town

Slough Town



Crace (18), Hunt (49)
League Attendance: 291 Darron Wilkinson
Slough Town hosted Hendon with both sides sitting in the lower half of mid-table with both looking to get a much needed win to pull themselves away from the chasing pack.

Leon Woodruffe went close for the Rebels in the games first chance with a low drive which Sean Thomas comfortably saw wide of his right hand post. Dave Hunt then brought a fine save from Michael Parkin as his fiercely hit volley was acrobatically tipped over the bar by the young Rebels keeper.

The visitors got themselves in front with eighteen minutes gone. John Frendo received the ball with time and space in midfield and fed a through ball into the run of Ricci Crace. Crace made no mistake with a good finish across Parkin and into the bottom corner of the net.

Slough nearly pulled one back from a Steve Daly header as Michael Alexis fed the ball into the area from a free kick but Thomas was able to save comfortably to his left to prevent the ball sneaking in just inside the post.

Hendon worked hard to make sure Slough's options when they had the ball were limited, resulting in quick turnovers of possession as Slough struggled to build up any form of pressure as the half closed out with no further goals.

The second half didn't start well for Slough. Hendon broke down the left with the ball being played out to Danny Murphy. The wide player set himself and then put in a cross for Crace. The strikers attempted flick on was subject to denied handball appeals from Slough and the ball fell across the face of the goal and Dave Hunt was able to sidefoot home, unopposed, from six yards.

The visitors were reduced to ten men when Murphy lashed out at Ian Hodges after being fouled by the Slough striker. Hendon were now content to hit the Rebels on the counter and despite much pressure from Slough they struggled to find a way through. Leon Woodruffe fired a low shot across goal having beaten three defenders on the left and Hodges saw a header comfortably saved by Thomas but Slough never looked like getting back into it.

Hendon Lineup

Sean Thomas, Iain Duncan, Danny Murphy, Mark Cooper, James Parker, Marc Leach, Dave Hunt, Jeff Campbell, Ricci Crace(15), John Frendo(12), Ross Pickett. Subs: René Street(10), Andy Cook(12), Jimmy Froud(9), Dave King, Marvyn Watson


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