lost their first home league game since September when they stumbled
at home to Leyton by two goals to one.
The Rebels started the
brighter and it almost paid off early, Steve Daly's cross found Matt
Murphy (pictured left) who passed the ball to Christian Metcalfe
(pictured below right), but his shot went wide of the target.
afterwards, the Rebels had a chance to open the scoring when Ryan
Spencer was fouled just outside the box. Alex Haddow's free-kick was
deflected straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.
Just under ten minutes later, Ian Hodges (pictured below left)
headed a Michael Murphy cross against the post, but the ball bounced
out of play for a goal kick.
minutes later, Alex Haddow was fouled in a similar position to which
Ryan Spencer wad fouled earlier on. Michael Murphy's free kick was
well blocked by a defender.
Slough had yet another chance to open the scoring, but Ryan
Spencer's shot was tipped over the bar with half an hour gone.
about three minutes to go until half-time, Matt Murphy was put
through on goal down the right wing, but his shot went wide of the
near post .
Things didn't get any better for the Rebels though, and just
before half time, Ian Hodges was unfairly booked for a tackle on Des
Slough could have gone into half time one goal up, but Matt
Murphy's shot was very well saved by the 'keeper after he cleared
the ball straight to him.
Rebels were made to regret their missed first half chances, because
four minutes after the restart, the hosts found themselves a goal
down. Manny Williams slotted the ball into the net from inside the
area for a very soft goal.
Slough started the second half poorly. Eddie Denton (pictured
left) tried to change things around by bringing on Veli Hakki and
Matt Seedel for Ian Hodges and Glen Harris (pictured below right).
Seedel didn't have to wait long to make an impact on the game. Less
than a minute after he had come on, he slotted the ball in off the
post into the left hand corner for the equaliser.
The only other noteworthy event during the remainder of the match
was Leyton's winner. Rebels goalkeeper Shaun Allaway gave the ball
away to Bradshaw, whose shot took a deflection of defender James
Saulsbury flew into the roof of the net.