Slough Town end pre-season with Chesham United defeat
By Rob Stevens • Published 13 Aug 2012 12:21 0 Comments
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Eyes on the ball: Burnham's Ryan Bird, left, and James Regis of Maidenhead United compete for possession. Pic by Paul Johns 124283.
Slough Town completed their pre-season preparations on Saturday with defeat in their annual friendly with Chesham United.
The Generals retained the David Stanley Memorial Shield after a 4-0 win against the Rebels.
Chris Watters broke the deadlock in the opening period and Steve Wales, Michael Chennells - a former summer transfer target of Slough boss Steve Bateman - and Mat Lench all netted in the second half.
The Rebels will begin the new Southern Division One Central season this Saturday (3pm kick-off) with a visit from Northwood.
The Holloways Park-based club have boosted their ranks with the capture of Sean Fraser and Bateman is hopeful to sign striker Martin Gritton ahead of the big kick-off.
Burnham start the new campaign with a trip to Godalming Town - who transferred from Division One South & West - on Saturday and ended their summer preparations with a 3-1 defeat against rivals Maidenhead United at The Gore.
Keiran Knight put the Blues in front inside two minutes before ex-Beaconsfield SYCOB loanee Lee Barney bagged himself a hat-trick to strengthen his claims for a starting berth when United welcome Tonbridge Angels to York Road in their opening fixture of the new Blue Square Conference South on Saturday (3pm).
Windsor FC and Holyport, already in competitive action, endured mixed results in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.
Keith Scott's Windsor beat Flackwell Heath of the Hellenic Premier Division by a goal to nil thanks to Ryan O'Toole's first-half strike.
Holyport, however, fell at the first hurdle at a 4-2 loss at fellow Hellenic Premier club Ardley United.
Jamie West bagged a hat-trick on his Villagers debut during an 11-goal thriller with Kidlington last week and netted a brace at The Playing Fields on Saturday.
But John Gardener (2), Carl Standen and Adam Garner were all on target for United to dump Derek Sweetman's team out of the competition.
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