Slough hoping for ‘absolutely incredible’ support as they aim to shatter Hawks’ unbeaten National League South away record

Neil Baker has called on the Slough Town supporters to come out in force as they aim to shatter Hawks' remarkable National League South away run.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 1:22 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 1:24 pm
Craig Robson, right, in action against Slough's Matt Lench during November's abandonment at Westleigh Park. Photo by Dave Haines

The Rebels' joint manager wants to see more of his side’s 'incredible' support in a 'massive' game on the 3G surface at Arbour Park this weekend.

It promises to be a thrilling showdown between the two title hopefuls with Paul Doswell's third-placed sitting just a point and place below the Rebels with a game in hand.

There is also some animosity between the teams following the controversial league abandonment at Westleigh Park in November.

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The Hawks were leading 2-0 when the referee decided to call the game off 20 minutes from time because of a waterlogged pitch.

That decision angered Doswell, his staff and the players while they were also annoyed with Slough's celebrations in the aftermath.

Slough joint boss Baker has issued a rallying cry, insisting: It’s going to be a massive game.

‘We need the public to be behind us.‘I have to say and people will get bored of hearing it and me saying it, our fans were unbelievable (at Welling last weekend).

‘It was probably as good as I’ve ever heard it because they were so close to us.

‘They were singing all of the second half. I looked over at one point and there was a young lad about 11 or 12 who was starting the chants.

‘It was amazing ... the fans were absolutely incredible.

‘The noise they made was second to none.'

The Hawks are one of just two teams in the top six tiers - along with Liverpool - still unbeaten on the road in the league this season.

Doswell's side have won nine and drawn the other five of their away National League South matches this season.

The two teams meet again in the re-arranged match at Westleigh Park later this month - on Wednesday, February 26.