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Suburban Football League

Lench double keeps Rebels unbeaten in pre-season

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Att: 199
Slough Town
Lench (75, 78)
2 - 1
Metropolitan Police
Willock (77)
Matthew Lench
Summer signing Matt Lench scored twice to maintain Slough Town’s unbeaten pre-season so far.

The game against Bostik Premier Division side Metropolitan Police was typical slow-paced friendly fare until the last quarter of an hour when it was bought to life in stunning fashion.

There was little action in a first 45 minutes which unsurprisingly ended goalless and not a lot changed in a second half that was only really notable for substitutions and passing errors until Lench let fly with a thunderous strike from 22 yards into the top corner on 75 minutes.

Almost instantly, unmarked substitute Callum Willock, a one time Premier League player with Fulham, planted a free header past stand-in keeper Mohammed Mostofa to level the scores.

The three minutes of madness wasn’t quite over though, as Lench grabbed his second firing home following a cut back from Brad Wadkins.

It was another good warm up for the Rebels who, next Saturday, play host to Premier League West Bromwich Albion in a testimonial for club physio and legend Kevin McGoldrick at what will hopefully be a sold out Arbour Park.

Attendance: 199

Match photos: Horsham Rebel Photography

Slough Town Line up

Mohammed Mostafa, Warren Harris, Josh Jackman, Nathan Smart, Sean Fraser (c), Nathan Webb (Tom Williams 45), Matt Lench, Simon Dunn, Gavin James, Chris Flood, Manny Williams (Brad Wadkins 45).

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