SLOUGH Town paid tribute to their former club physiotherapist Kevin McGoldrick with a minute of applause at Arbour Park on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The much-loved figure, known to many as Super Kev, sadly lost his brave battle with cancer in January last year - aged 61.

McGoldrick, a father of two, was a warrior in his fight with cancer and continued to be a fundamental part of the football club throughout his illness.

He was respected by everyone who came into contact with him and had affection and respect from everyone in the football community.

Members of his family were invited to Arbour Park last weekend to sponsor and watch the Rebels’ 2-2 draw with Chippenham Town.

A minute of applause began in the 32nd minute as a tribute to his years of service to the football club, and joint-manager Neil Baker said he will never be forgotten.

He told the Observer: “Kevin is missed hugely at the football club. He was a vital component of the team and a lovely guy.

“He wasn’t just a work colleague but a good friend and losing him was very tough for everyone last year.

“It was tough 12 months ago. We were right there at the end and it wasn’t nice, but Kevin is someone that we will always remember.

“We will never forget him whilst we’re at the club and I’m sure that no-one at Slough Town will forget him.

“It’s nice that his family were at Arbour Park and sponsored the game last weekend.”

Slough conceded a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Chippenham on Saturday and, although Baker is frustrated not to win at home, he insists it was not a terrible day for the Rebels.

He said: “We have to take a point and there’s some frustration that we’ve thrown it away, but it’s a tough and competitive league.

“We’ve have lost no ground on the play-off places, so it wasn’t a terrible day for us at us.”

Slough make the long journey to bottom of the table Weston-super-Mare this Saturday (3pm), before a visit to big-spending Billericay Town next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Baker is targeting more points on the board to keep in touch with the play-off spots. He said: “Weston are bottom but they’re a good side that play good football and score goals.

“They scored three in a draw with Truro City last weekend and two the wee before that.

“It won’t be easy but they’re two games we have to get points from and we have to look at it from that perspective.”