The Rebels are through to the Bryco Cup final following a 4-2
aggregate win over Essex side Heybridge Swifts.
A draw for Slough
would have been enough to see them through, but it was the visitors
who seemed more up for it and they took the lead on 20 minutes when
Richard Gardner headed in a free-kick at the far post.
Slough could have equalised soon afterwards though, but Matt
Seedel's shot following Glen Harris's through ball was saved by the
The Rebels were awarded a lucky penalty on 35 minutes whne Paul
Abbot handled the ball just inside the area. James Saulsbury scored his first goal in a Slough shirt as
he tucked away the penalty.
This woke Slough up a little, because soon afterwards they came
close to taking the lead when Josias Carbon fired just wide with a
shot from the right wing.
The 2nd half went about in the same way as the 1st, with Heybridge
dominating possession for long periods but not threatening Slough's
Just as it seemed as Slough were hanging on for a place in the
final, Matt Murphy made the game more secure when he drilled a
powerful header across the face of goal and into the far side of the
net at the far post following Glen Harris's cross.