Warren Harris heads winner at Maidstone

Maidstone United

Maidstone United

Slough Town

Slough Town

W Harris (77)
League Attendance: 1835 Guy Hollis
Warren Harris’ header in the 77th minute made all the difference this afternoon at Gallagher Stadium as Slough claimed all three points against Maidstone United, writes Henry Cheal.

Maidstone had the first chance of the game from a cross from Jack Barham to centre of the box but Hady Ghandour’s header was just wide of the post.

On 38 minutes, Slough had a string of corners in quick succession which ultimately came to nothing. But right after, Maidstone’s counter led to the biggest chance of the match so far, as Barham’s effort was tipped around the post by North.

It was goalless at the break but the Rebels came close in the 52nd minute as Matt Lench’s attempt was well blocked by Maidstone’s defence. Maidstone then had a quick counter which resulted in a corner kick which ultimately came to nothing.

It hadn’t been a very interesting game in terms of chances for either side, but the hosts were dangerous on the counter-attack and had gone close to scoring as a result.

Freddie Grant had a header himself on the hour mark, but it was comfortably saved by Maidstone’s debutant goalkeeper Ryan Sandford.

On 62 minutes, Slough looked dangerous as a Guy Hollis throw into the box fell to Joe Lawal, who unfortunately shot over the bar.

Just a few minutes later Joan Luque of Maidstone had a shot blocked on the edge of the box. Then not long after, his header went straight into Jonathan North’s arms.

Slough took the lead in the 77th minute thanks to a goal from Warren Harris, who had come on just two minutes prior. He made an immediate impact as he met fellow substitute Eitel Goueth’s cross and headed into the bottom corner of the net, his first goal since returning to the first team after a long injury layoff.

In the 88th minute North superbly saved an effort from George Fowler from close range to keep Slough in the lead.

As the game moved into stoppage time, Luque found Alfie Pavey whose attempt from the edge of the box was just wide of the far post. But Slough managed to hang on and seal a third win in four games - a fantastic birthday present for Jon Underwood!

Maidstone United Lineup

Sandford, Hoyte, Elokobi (c), Fowler, Corne, Barham (Grant 61), Luque, Ghandour (Pavey 69), Phillips, Binnom-Williams, Deacon (McGlashan 69). Unused substitutes: Hadler, Odusanya.


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