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Hungerford Town do National League double, Maidenhead United in bottom four

Crusaders earn important win at Slough Town while Maidenhead United beaten at York Road

Hungerford Town do National League double, Maidenhead United in bottom four

A week of uncertainty at Hungerford Town yielded a terrific result as Ian Herring’s side completed the double over Berkshire rivals Slough Town with a 2-0 win at Arbour Park.

The Crusaders are battling to avoid the drop from the Vanarama National League South while Slough are fighting for a play off place at the opposite end of the table.

Herring’s side faced up to an announcement of budget cuts at Bulpit Lane during the week – detailed here in the Newbury Weekly News – and would have been underdogs going in to the game on Saturday.

Hungerford won the previous meeting between the two sides 1-0 thanks to a James Constable strike, this time it was Oliver Artwell who got the ball rolling with the opening goal in the first half and James Rusby made it 2-0 in the second.

Crusaders boss Ian Herring had begun the day recording a series of videos on social media to take supporters behind the scenes, he certainly couldn’t have written a better script!

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In the National League, Maidenhead United dropped in to the relegation zone after a 1-0 defeat at home to Boreham Wood and Chesterfield’s 2-1 win at bottom of the table Chorley.

The defeat means it’s four games without a point since the impressive win at Solihull Moors with play off chasing Stockport County up next.

Vanarama National League

Maidenhead United 0-1 Boreham Wood

Vanarama National League South

Slough Town 0-2 Hungerford Town

All the weekends results are here. The forthcoming midweek fixtures are here.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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