THE Slough Town Community Team recorded a 4-3 win against Hampton & Richmond Borough Disability in a friendly match at Arbour Park on Saturday.

Hampton & Richmond compete one level above Slough in the Surrey Football Association Football For All Championship, so the Rebels knew it would be a stern test of their progress.

The visitors took the lead inside 14 minutes but Slough equalised within 60 seconds. A free-kick from Paul Wade found Nathan Richardson and he volleyed the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

Tudor Papuc was unfortunate to hit the post with a fine shot, but the midfielder did score with a firm header from a Dwayne Shaw corner in the 20th minute.

A defensive mix-up from the Rebels allowed Hampton and Richmond to level the scores at 2-2 after 24 minutes, and the home team gifted their opposition another goal through hesitation and a lack of command at the back before the break.

Slough put the visitors under a lot of pressure from the start of the second half and deserved to equalise on the hour mark thanks to a solo run and finish from Shaw, cutting in from the left wing.

The Rebels then secured the win as defender Wade was given both time and space to push forward before unleashing a low piledriver from 30-yards.

It was the first match of the new season for Slough and Darrell Barltrop impressed on his debut in midfield, whilst Papuc was named the Rebels man-of-the-match