fans travelled the short distance to Marlow in a sense of excitement
following last week's 7-1 thrashing of Epsom & Ewell. But this
tie was a much tighter affair. This match could have gone either way. Both teams had the
possession and the chances, but not the finishing touch. But there are some injury
worries yet again for the Rebels, Ryan Spencer came off midway through the
first-half, Ian Hodges had to be treated for a head injury in the
second half and Matt Miller (left) had to be escorted off the field by club
physio Kevin McGoldrick at the end of the game.
Slough kicked-off and immediately went on the attack. Freddie
Hyatt's (right) long ball up-field came to nothing as it went straight off
for a goal-kick. Seconds later, a throw-on to Slough was headed away
straight to Matt Miller whose volley went narrowly wide of the
After a few minutes, Darron Wilkinson (below left) got booked for a foul on
Marlow's number 9. The resulting free-kick hit the wall and
eventually went off for a corner. The corner came to nothing.
Both teams had their fair share of early possession, but if only
a goal had been scored this could have been a much different story.
On 20 minutes, Matt Miller almost scored his first goal in over a
month when he headed just over the bar from a Steve Daly cross from
During the first-half, both sides had even possession and good opportunities
to get on the scoresheet, but a goal just simply wouldn't come.
The second-half was almost a carbon copy of the first-half had it
not been for the shocking refereeing. The referee missed several
handballs and gave the wrong decisions all the time.
The first spell of real pressure came on around the hour-mark.
Adrian Browne (right) had a go at goal after a run into the area and Steve
Daly had a header tipped over the bar but still a goal didn't come.
The game continued like this until the final whistle with Freddie
Hyatt getting booked on 65 minutes being the only event being
different from the run of play.