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Football round-up: Slough Town sink Cambridge City in seven-goal thriller to keep pace with the leaders

Cambridge City 3, Slough Town 4

Slough Town registered their 20th league win of the season, and their fourth win in the last five, after a goal fest at Cambridge City.

The Rebels, looking to keep pace with rivals for promotion at the top of the Southern League Premier Division table, raced into a two goal lead thanks to Simon Dunn’s eighth goal of the season in the 11th minute and Gav James’ tap in on the half hour after good work from James Dobson.

Paterson’s first time effort from Foy’s knock down found the bottom corner to reduce the deficit before half-time but Chris Flood maintained his recent fine scoring form to fire home his seventh goal for the Rebels in the 51st minute. Relizani pegged Slough back once again in the 74th minute after a penalty kick was awarded for handball but a wonderful finish from Warren Harris with six minutes to go just about wrapped up the points.

Nerves were frayed when Gent finished past Mark Scott in the third minute of injury-time but Slough held on for another hard-earned victory.

The side are also starting to show the kind of consistency Neil Baker and Jon Underwood have craved in recent weeks.

They remain fifth in the table after the top five sides all won their matches this afternoon. 

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Highworth Town 0. Flackwell Heath 1

Adam Dickens kept his nerve from the penalty spot to settle a tight encounter at high flying Highworth Town.

The striker fired low into the bottom left hand corner to give the Heathens their eighth straight league win in a row.

The result was good enough to take Flackwell back to the summit of the Hellenic Premier Division, but rivals Bracknell do have three games in hand on them.

The best of the first half chances fell to Flackwell’s on loan midfielder Nathan Minhas whose shot was well saved.

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Hanwell Town v Marlow (Match postponed)

Marlow were left kicking their heels this afternoon after their match at Hanwell Town was postponed as areas of the pitch were waterlogged.

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Colliers Wood United 0, Windsor 2

Second half goals from Barry Dunbar and Kieran Knight secured Windsor an impressive away win at Colliers Wood United.

Both goals came within a few minutes of each other just after the interval as the Royalists made a swift start to the second half.

Mick Woodham’s men have improved of late. They’re chasing a top eight spot in the Combined Counties Premier Division and have reached the semi-finals of the league cup. The draw for that will be made on Monday.

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Bicester Town 3, Holyport 1

Holyport emerged with credit from their 3-1 defeat at Bicester Town this afternoon.

After making hard work of their 4-3 county cup win over Berks County on Thursday evening, they played their second game in 72hours.

In tough conditions Port played well in patches, after having had a lengthy lay off from league matches last month, but they went down to goals from Garner, Benjamin and Bone.

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Reading 0, Barnsley 0

Neither side were able to make the breakthrough as Reading were held to a goalless draw by Barnsley at the Madejski Stadium.

Barnsley came close when Watkins volley from the edge of the box cannoned off the woodwork in the 65th minute but the Royals also had their chances with Garath McCleary steering a shot from the right of the box a whisker past the post in the 56th minute.

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Stevenage 3, Wycombe Wanderers 0

Wycombe Wanderers suffered just their second league defeat since October as they went down 3-0 at Stevenage.

In a game that was just as disappointing as the scoreline suggests, the Chairboys never really got to grips with their hosts and fell behind when McAnuff’s cross was headed down for Schumacher to score in the 25th minute.

Their chances of coming back into it took a knock when Godden scored from the penalty spot before half-time, after Pett when down under Dominic Gape’s challenge. And a third goal moments after the restart for Pett finished off the visitors hopes.

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