Saturday, 30th Aug, sees the Rebels entertain Histon FC (kick-off 15h00) in the first ever meeting between the two clubs. This will provide a great opportunity for Slough Town to bounce back following their defeat against a strong Chesham United side. Our opponents, the Stutes, have recorded only one victory this year, way back on the 4th January. They failed to win any of their final 20 league games before being relegated from Conference North and this poor form has continued this season as they have failed to win in their six outings to date.
There are only three league fixtures scheduled in September as the F.A. Cup takes priority. Again, Slough Town have never played a league match against any of their known opposition. The month starts with two tough back-to-back league fixtures on the Dorset coast against high-flyers Weymouth (Sat 6th Sep, kick-off 15h00), then Poole Town (Tue, 9th Sep, kick-off 19h45). The only other league match taking place in September will be at home against strugglers Bideford (Sat, 20th Sep, kick-off 15h00).
The F.A. Cup provides non-league clubs with the incentive to play against Football League opposition, should they succeed in winning their qualifying round ties. In addition the F.A. Cup can provide much needed funds - for example, 1st Round Qualifying winners getting £3,000 prize-money and 2nd Round Qualifying winners receiving £4,500. Slough Town FC have been drawn at home in the 1st Round Qualifying F.A. Cup tie taking place on Saturday, 13th Sep (kick-off 15h00). Their likely opponents are Oxfordshire-based Ardley United who play in the Hellenic League Premier division - although they will first need to overcome Combined Counties Premier division opposition in the Preliminary Round. The 2nd Round Qualifying is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 27th September.