This was the second meeting between the two sides in three days and
Slough, having had three straight defeats in their previous three
games, weren't feeling all that confident. With our chances of
making the play-offs now gone, Slough fielded a weakened team with
reserve players Daniel Cann and Leigh Mason given chances to
Hendon looked more threatening of the two teams, and only Ian
Hodges header off the line from John Frendo's shot keeping the
scores level in the early stages of the game.
Matt Murphy had the next chance of the match, but the headed wide
Josias Carbon's cross.
That was about all Slough could muster in terms of threatening
Hendon's goal for much of the half until the half-hour mark. Michael
Murphy and Josias Carbon both had close range shots blocked
Lust minutes before half time, Leigh Mason had a glorious chance
to take the lead for the visitors. His shot from inside the area was
only parried away by goalkeeper Dave King, but the rebound went
straight off the post and away from the danger area.
Slough became more and more threatening as the game went on,
restricting Hendon to only a few chances, although Hendon debutant
Bradley Bubb almost had the perfect start to his footballing career,
just minutes after coming on as a substitute. His fierce shot
appeared to take a deflection off a Slough defender as it went
narrowly wide of the far corner.
A late substitution for Slough in Matt Miller replacing Dan Cann
failed to change the outcome of the game, as the Rebels recorded a seemingly
meaningless point and went four games without a win. They still need
only one more win to be officially safe from the drop zone going
into Tuesday's home game with Staines Town.