Garyn Preen - goal and assist at Slough
Slough Town 0 Hungerford Town 2
HUNGERFORD restored some of the damage inflicted by Saturday’s Dunstable defeat by scoring an ultimately comfortable victory at a boggy and bumpy Beaconsfield on Monday.
Once again, the faltering of rivals eased Hungerford’s position as Redditch, Chippenham and Weymouth all lost and Kettering and had their game postponed while a goal in each half gave the visitors the points in one of Slough’s final games at the Beaconsfield SYCOB ground.
Garyn Preen was goal-taker and maker, althkough he missed three chanvces before he put Hungerford ahead after 39 minutes, pouncing on Jhai Dillon’s hesitancy in the box to beat Mark Scott.
Hungerford had already lost defender James Rusby to injury, but his replacement Mike Jones slipped in alongside the outstanding Matt Day to form a formidabe hart to a defence that was breached only once when Charlie Mpi shot wildly off the mark, and it was 68 minutes before Slough got a shot on target when Dillon hardly tested Paul Strudley from 25 yards.
But a minute later, Hungerford wrapped it up with a second goal, Preen getting down the left to tee up Mark Draycott for a tap-in to leave his side in control of the the remaining 20 minutes.
Slough Town: Scott; Fraser, Hollis, Williams, Dillon; Dukman, Webb, Hope, W. Harris; Mpi, S. Harris. Subs: New, Parsons, Short, Barney, Gokman.
Hungerford Town: Strudley; Horgan, Rusby, Day, Tyler; O’Brien, Herring, Rees, Preen; Clark, Brown. Subs: Goodger, Draycott, Jones, John, Boardman.