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The Vanarama National League South

Slough Town

Slough Town

Poole (2), Wright (88)
Reading Amateurs

Reading Amateurs

Lunn (1-1)
FA Cup Unknown
The drawing of the above clubs and old opponents constituted an attractive fixture at the Dolphin on Saturday afternoon and a fairly good gate resulted.

The Amateurs have a deservedly high reputation in these parts for gentlemanly play and scientific methods. Perhaps on Saturdays form they are not the team they were three or four years ago, but several times during the afternoon the forwards showed the home side some very pretty combination, lessons which ought not to be lost on the winners of last year's Berks and Bucks senior cup competition.

The weather was beautiful and most enjoyable afternoon's football was witnessed. A sensational start was made, as two minutes after the kick-off Padwick placed a corner and Poole headed through.

The Reading men replied to this adversity by a nice concerted movement and Lunn scored with a cross shot.

Tolleway nearly scored a second goal, Werrell just managed to put it away. Slough had the best of matters. In time, but the forwards could not find the net, although they made several good attempts.

The visiting custodian, frustrated all efforts. Once from a corner passed by Summersby to Denton some exciting play occurred round the Amateurs citadel, but Padwick put the finishing touch on by sending the ball skying over the crossbar.

Reading now played well together and had a long spell of attacking. Walker and Young both played hard games at the back, and their tackling was excellent.

Several times they ran in at the critical moment and took the ball from the toe of one or other of the smart biscuit town quintet. Denton was conspicuous for an individual piece of play, a run the whole length of the field eliciting cordial approval from the spectators.

He kept it too long and instead of centering tried to dribble through the backs who deprived him of the ball and sent it into midfield. Padwick afterwards forced a corner which was not improved upon.

Subsequently, a corner fell to the visitors and Werrell jumped out and fisted the ball away. The late skipper of the home team did some capital work in goal.

From a desperate attack by Reading the ball was banged in, George was there ready and cleared nicely. Gooderson was making tracks for the Reading goal, when the whistle blew for half-time, with each side having a goal to its credit.

On restarting Reading made the pace very hot, and for quarter of an hour Slough had to act on the defensive.

They then began to improve, the forwards, who so far had been disappointing, playing better together, and the game became very even.

Towards the close Slough made desperate efforts to secure the winning goal, but it was not until two minutes to time that Denton got in a fine centre, and Wright enabled Slough to win a keenly contested match two goals to one.

Reading Amateurs Lineup

S. Treacher, H. G. Stiles, P. Crooks, M. Mitchell, G. Falker, H. Roberts, S. Benger, J. Lunn, C. Stanley, F. Tollervey, H. Stanley.


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