The Slough faithful travelled probably more in hope
than expectation to Champion Hill, despite their good track record
on the ground. Fisher were flying high, and Slough had been lacking
in confidence recently. Most thought that a decent performance and
and a respectable score line, together with some good displays from
Slough's on loan signings, would be the most that could be hoped
Fisher started brightly, and were soon in front,
courtesy of Martin at the far post. It looked like the start of a
bad day for Slough, but before the visiting fans had time to
despair, the equaliser came, Hodges (who else?) getting onto the
end of an excellent Brookes cross after he broke down the left.
Shortly after the restart Fisher hit the post. Surely this would be
a high scoring thriller?
The game then settled down, with both sides playing
good football, Fisher having more possession and pressure, but
Slough looking dangerous on the breakaway, being robbed of some good
possession by the ref's failure to play advantage Half time arrived
without further score, and the Rebels were applauded off.
The second half took up where the first left off,
Fisher doing most of the pressurising, and Slough defending
resolutely and well. A good pass from Alexis, playing his best game
yet, found Brookes on the left, and the outcome was the same as
Slough's first goal, a far post slide in from a measured cross.
From then on Fisher had all the possession, but
failed to fully pressurise a much improved Slough defence. Slough
defended in depth, blocking any shots, chasing and closing down all
the time, but failing to keep any possession to relieve pressure. In
the end it didn't matter . Fisher 1 Slough 2.