Slough Town returned to winning ways with a spirited second-half
performance against league strugglers Egham Town. Goals from
Tony Boot, Glen Harris and an own goal from Egham's no.2 (Mike
Regan) gave Slough the points.
The only team changes were that Alan
Foster (pictured left), having served two
games on the sidelines with an injury took charge between the sticks
again, Alex Haddow for Ryan Williams, Martin Moller replacing Paul
Barrowcliff and new signing Josias Carbon from Oxford United made
his debut at right-back, replacing Lee Riddell.
Slough had the better of the play in the first-half, but, as
usual, didn't make the most of it. The Rebels had at least two
efforts cleared off the line and a penalty appeal turned down by the
referee when Ian Hodges (pictured below-right) was brought down inside the penalty area.
Slough's efforts were rewarded 2 minutes from the break when Ian
Hodges (pictured right) chased no.10 and won the ball back with a very good tackle,
crossed the ball into the box for Tony Boot to slam the ball home.
The Rebels were able to get two more goals in what was a more
spirited second-half performance.
The second Slough goal came when Glen Harris (pictured
below-left) ran past three Egham
defenders and calmly hit the ball low to the 'keepers left.
Soon afterwards Egham pulled a goal back. Paul Barrowcliff
(who replaced Alex Haddow in the first-half) lost possession inside
the Slough penalty area for a Egham forward hit the ball high above
Foster's reach and into the net.
The Rebels continued to apply pressure and it was rewarded with
another goal when a Slough shot hit the boot of Egham's Mike Regan
and it ended up being lobbed over the goalkeeper.
It was a comfortable win for the Rebels. Egham never looked like
scoring from then on and although Slough continued to apply some
pressure, didn't trouble the 'keeper again.