The Rebels kept up their habit of winning
in cup competitions by brushing aside a poor Salisbury City side a
Stag Meadow on Tuesday night. A goal from Ryan Spencer and a brace
from Matt Murphy were enough to see the Rebels through comfortably
into the last eight of the Bryco League Cup.
half was generally scrappy. Neither side were creating loads of
chances, but the hosts were never really in
danger of losing this tie.
Salisbury could have given
Slough an early scare, but a Salisbury forward handled the ball en
route to goal and the referee awarded a free-kick to the Rebels.
With just under ten minutes on the clock, Josias Carbon had a good
chance to open the scoring, but he sent his shot over from the edge
of the area.
took 17 minutes for Slough to make a breakthrough. Ryan Spencer
received the ball from Matt Murphy inside the area. His shot crept
inside the post and into the net to give the
Rebels the lead.
Barely two minute later, the visitors
could have equalised, but the referee turned down their appeals for
Matt Murphy (pictured above left) doubled Slough's lead
on 32 minutes. He intercepted a back pass, rounded the goalkeeper
and confidently slotted the ball home.
just over an hour gone, Ryan Spencer (pictured right) took a long
shot from outside the area, but the
'keeper made a comfortable save, diving down low to his left.
A couple of minutes later, Murphy passed the ball to Glen Harris
(pictured below left), whose deflected shot was easily saved.
was more or less game over when Matt Murphy drilled a right footed
shot across the face of goal and into the far corner for 3-0.
did have the chance to grad a late consolation, but Wallace's shot
went high of the target.
It was an easy win for Slough, and
comfortable passage into the quarter finals of the Bryco League cup.
You have got to give the twenty or so travelling Salisbury fans some
credit, they got behind their team from start to finish and made a
lot more noise than most opposition fans do on a Saturday.