Slough Town stepped closer to promotion on Tuesday night when
they played the Rebels from Worthing at Stag Meadow and gained a
deserved point, extinguishing Worthing's faint hopes of the title in
Rebels had both Josias Carbon and Tony Boot missing through
suspension. Ryan Williams (pictured left) replaced Carbon at
right-back and Matt Miller (pictured below right) got his first league
start in over three months, partnering Ian Hodges up front.
first-half was a scrappy affair, although the Rebels (from Slough)
did look good in the opening five minutes. Both teams had even
possession and had a fair number of shots, but neither team looked
threatening for long periods.
Half-Time Score: 0-0
half-time the clouds over Stag Meadow (pictured left) opened to the
heavens with heavy rain through the break. It came as a surprise
that the referee decided to continue the game and not to call it
pitch had large puddles on it when the teams emerged from the
dressing room for the second-half. The wet pitch made it difficult
for both teams to defend properly and it particular showed on two
occasions during the second-half. Alan Foster (pictured right) ran
up to try and clear the ball upfield, but the water made it stop and
so Alan foster missed the ball and hit the ground instead.
The second time was when Michael Murphy attempted to clear the
ball, but mishit it due to the rain and it hit at a Worthing
forward, casuing it to spin towards Alan Foster (pictured above
right) in the Slough goal, and he almost dropped it.
Rebels got their breakthrough when Matt Seedal (who came on for Matt
Miller during the second-half) provided Ian Hodges (pictured left)
with a through down the center. Hodges calmly hit the ball past the
'keeper and into the net.
No sooner had the celebrations finished when Worthing went on the
attack straight from the restart, one of their forwards threaded the
ball through to another on of their forwards who slammed the ball
home from the edge of the penalty area.
Slough Town need only a point from the final game of the season to guarantee promotion.
The Rebels entertain Croydon on Saturday and will be looking for revenge for the defeat they suffered at the Croydon Sports Arena back in November.
On that day The Trams beat a dismal Rebels side 1-0. Rebels supporters will best remember that match because Slough
had a clear goal dissallowed when the ball crossed the line when a
Alex Haddow corner was headed on by Matt Miller.