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MATCH PREVIEW: @DorchTownFC v @SloughTownFC

BY: Tom Berry | @TJBerry95

Dorchester Town Football Club will welcome the players, supporters and officials of Slough Town to The Avenue Stadium (Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd) tomorrow afternoon for this Evo-Stik League South Premier clash, and what is to be the last Magpies first team home fixture to take place on grass. (KO 15:00)

Who Are the Rebels?
Historically known as one of the bigger non-league clubs in the country. Slough Town had four years playing in the then Conference League, which included an 8th place finish. More recently has seen the club evicted from their previous Wexham Park stadium, a move which saw them ground share at a number of local clubs.

Promotion back to the Southern Premier was achieved in 2014, defeating Kettering Town in a tense promotion final. Since then, the club have been pushing for promotion into the National League Sough and have come close on a couple of occasions. In August of 2016, the club finally achieved its dream of returning to Slough. The purpose-built Arbour Park was built with a superb artificial pitch and will be the clubs home for the long term.

Last Time We Met
It was a cold January night when the two sides met up at Arbour Park. The Magpies never really got going in what was a disappointing performance. Slough got two first half goals, coming at the beginning and end of the period and that was enough to see off Dorchester.

One to Watch
The Rebels have a number of key players. One of whom is former Magpie Chris Flood. One stand out star for Slough is midfielder Matt Lench. Lench netted a hat trick in the FA Cup First Round Proper this season and got the second in Sloughs 2-0 win over The Magpies in January.

Form Guide
The Rebels are having another superb season and look set to finish in the play-off positions. More recently, Slough have not tasted defeat since their last visit to Dorset, going down 1-0 to Weymouth. Since then, they have won six out of seven fixtures, with the only draw coming against fellow high flyers King’s Lynn Town.

The Magpies picked up four points in the last week. Picking up only a second away victory of the season at St Ives Town last Saturday followed by a point at Tiverton in the week. The last home fixture saw a very poor performance which resulted in a 4-0 defeat to St Neots Town.

Team News
Ross Carmichael missed last Saturdays win at St Ives but was fit enough for a place on the bench in the week. Callum Rose also overcame a knock to feature in Devon. Luke Winsper is again doubtful for the fixture against Slough as he aims to recover from injury.

Entry Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £6
16 and Under – £1

The club takes part in a Community Credits Scheme run by the Dorset Volunteer Centre and that match day admission will be two community credit notes per person.

Address:
The Avenue Stadium
(Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd)
Weymouth Avenue
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 2RY

Tel: 01305 267 623 Mob: 07763026395

The club and team would really appreciate your support so come on down and cheer the lads on.