Slough traveled to Banstead Athletic and battled through rough conditions
to return home with three hard-earned points. Having beaten Epsom
& Ewell 4-1 here on the first day of the season, Rebels fans
were hoping for more of the same against Banstead Athletic.
The Rebels had almost all of the play in the first-half with
backup goalkeeper Alan Judge having very little work to do. Slough
tried to play the long ball for much of the first-half, but it
usually got caught in the wind and went wide.
Tony Boot (pictured left) opened the scoring when he ran through on goal and
drilled a powerful shot past the oncoming goalkeeper.
The second-half continued in much the same way, only we had the
wind against us rather than with us as in the first-half.
(pictured right) pounced on a pass-back from a Banstead defender to his
'keeper and was able to turn the ball into the net for 2-0.
However, rather than finishing Banstead off, the second goal
seemed to wake them up a bit. Their front line caught our defence
off guard and this allowed Ribero a free run on goal and a shot past
The game then faded out into a comfortable win for the Rebels.