Rebels Pre-Season 04/05
Rebels Pre-Season 04/05
by Nathan on 03/08/2004
A collection of match reports of our pre-season games for 04/05.
|Beaconsfield SYCOB - Tuesday 27th July 2004 -
The majority of last season's squad played tonight with a few
trialists including James Saulsbury from Thame United, Michael
Parkin and Gavin Rose.
The first-half was mainly uneventful. Veli
Hakki scored his first goal since returning to the Club in Feburary,
rounding the 'keeper and calmly slotting the ball home from close
Just before half-time Adrian Seer levelled the scores with a
curling shot that beat Michael Parkin in the Slough goal.
The second-half was pretty dull. Neither 'keeper was forced into
any real saves until there was about 25 minutes left.
The Rebels got the winner with about 5 minutes to go when a cross
from Matt Seedal (I think) met the head of defender Josias Carbon
who aimed a powerful header into the far corner of the goal, leaving
the 'keeper no chance.
Rebels Team: Parkin, Spencer, Moller, Daly,
Saulsbury, Metcalfe, Hakki, Steer, Hodges, Miller, Rose. Subs (all used):
Carbon, Gyoury, Murphy, Shepard, Harris, Deaner, Wilkinson, Seedal.
|Maidenhead Utd - Saturday 31st July 2004 - Away
The Rebels made the short journey to Maidenhead
in hot weather to play a friendly against the team they knocked out of the
Berks & Bucks cup last year, Maidenhead United.
Both of the Magpies goals
were scored in the first-half. The opening goal came when the ball was fired
from a free-kick into the lower left hand corner of the goal. About five
minutes later a run from a Maidenhead forward beat the Rebels defence and he
unleashed a shot past Michael Parkin into the right-hand side of the goal.
The second-half produces a better Rebels performance. Despite putting
more pressure on the Magpies defence, Slough were unable to find a way to
put the ball into the net. Veli Hakki had a penalty saved late on.
Rebels Team: Carroll, Spencer, Haddow, Daly, Murphy, Moller, Shepherd,
Hakki, Hodges, Seedal, Rose. Subs (all used): Parkin, Carbon, Steer,
Metcalfe, Harris, Deaner, Miller.
|Thame Utd - Tuesday 3rd August 2004 - Away
Slough had the more possession during the
first-half, and should have scored a couple more than they did. Ian Hodges
fired the ball home from close range with about 20 minutes gone before Thame
United levelled the scores early in the second-half. Josias Carbon scored 2
goals in as many minutes with about 15 minutes left to give Slough the win.
Rebels Team: Whincup, Carbon, Murphy, Daly, Saulsbury, Moller, Harris,
Wilkinson, Hodges, Miller, Metcalfe. Subs (all used): Haddow, Steer, Gyoury,
Parkin, Shepard, Deaner.
|Team Bath - Saturday
7th August 2004 - Home
Rebels continued their good pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Team
Bath in hot conditions at Stag Meadow.
Team Bath took the lead on 11
minutes when a cross met a Team Bath forward who headed past Jake Wincup in
the Slough goal.
Slough turned things around in the second-half. Ian Hodges levelled the
scores with a penalty early in the second-half. With about 10 minutes to go
James Saulsbury found himself through on goal with only the goalie to beat,
and fired to the 'keepers left to get Slough's winner.
Rebels Team: Wincup, Carbon, Murphy, Daly, Saulsbury, Moller, Harris,
Hodges (Spencer 76 mins), Miller (Deaner 56 mins), Metcalfe. Subs: Haddow,
Steer, Gyoury, Parkin, Shepherd, Deaner (used), Spencer (used).
Abingdon Town - Tuesday 10th August 2004 - Away
Slough Town rounded off their pre-season campaign with a 2-1
defeat at Abingdon United.
Abingdon took the lead on 23
minutes when Micheas Herbert headed in a corner.
second-half lacking attacks from either team, Matt Miler equalised with just
over ten minutes remaining when he nutmegged the goalkeeper. But that wasn't
enough to save the match, as Abingdon scored the winner on 90 minutes when
Anaclet Odhiambo found the back of the net from inside the penalty area.
Rebels Team: Parkin, Spencer, Moller, Gyoury, Haddow, Harris, Shepherd,
Wilkinson, Deaner, Miller, Steer. Subs: Daly, Carbon, Murphy.
Attendance: 70 approx.