Slough Town made it three wins in a row on Saturday at home
against lowly Horsham. Despite Horsham's league position, they had
made it through three tough games against Bromley, Marlow and
Croydon Athletic, undefeated. So this was a good win for the Rebels
who went into a two-goal lead only to grant Horsham a passage
back into the game.
first game in two weeks saw the welcome return of Ryan Spencer
(pictured left) who was returning fron a serious knee injury to the
bench, along with Martin Moller and Andy Deaner, all of whom were
returning from injuries. Ryan Spencer later came on to reunite last
season's midfield partnership with Veli Hakki, while replacing
midfielder Alex Haddow.
The Rebels, as always, started brightly but, as always, didn't make
the most of their possession. It was Hakki who had the first real
chance of the game, but his free-kick from the edge of the area went
just over the bar. Slough continued to pressurise couldn't find the
real highlights of the first half were the three goals. The first of
these came from Ian Hodges when Steve Daly found Glen Harris
(pictured right) down the right wing. Harris crossed the ball into
the area and Ian Hodges slotted the ball home for his 21st of the
Hodge's second was on 40 minutes. Glen Harris found Boot who
tried to chip the ball over a defender from a tight angle, the ball
was bobbling wide but Ian Hodges ran onto it and tapped it in from
Home fans must have thought that their beloved Slough Town would
have gone into the half-time break 2-0 up, but it wasn't to be.
Horsham won a corner in injury time and it was whipped in for
Charman to head home.
The begging of the second-half was the same story as of the end
of the first. Again, it was Charman who scored with a superb strike
from the edge of the area. Horsham looked like a different team now.
might have gone ahead and won this if it were not for Ian Hodges to
complete his hat-trick and some desperate Slough defending.
Veli Hakki found Boot whose weak shot bounced off the keeper and
Ian Hodges forced his way through the Horsham defence and fired the
From then on Horsham pressurised Slough as much as they could but
were unable to find another equaliser. Slough travel to Bromley on
Tuesday night and could use a win to give their top-six challenge