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Saturday 28 August 2004 FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round
Robert Smith reports from The Small Glen
Slade Green 0  
Reading Town 0  

Vines' is Slade Green hero in Cup stalemate

Slade Green face an FA Cup replay in Berkshire on Tuesday night after playing out a 0-0 draw with Reading Town in Saturday’s Extra Preliminary Round tie.

Reading were one of just four sides to take points of AFC Wimbledon last season and are many peoples favourites to win the Seagrave Haulage Combined Combined Counties League side this season, following their third place finish last term. 

There was little between the two sides, however, it was Green keeper Paul Vines who emerged the hero of the day with a superb penalty save 15 minutes from time after Darren Upson had handled in the area.

For the second successive week Green were guilty of an array of missed chances with Danny Little, Chris Arnold and Ryan Hayes all going close, while Shaun Malyon was desperately unlucky with a spectacular goalbound strike that was tipped over the bar by the keeper. 

The winners of Tuesday’s replay will travel to Southern League Division One East outfit Chatham Town next Saturday in the Preliminary Round.

Green:  Vines, Barber, Sabatino, Gallagher, Upson, Little, Malyon, Barrett, Arnold (Weir), Bowey, Hayes.  Other subs:  Robinson, Morgan, Carke, Pearce.