Slough failed to reproduce the performance shown at
Fisher Athletic and they paid the price with two well taken goals
from Steve West and Danny Harris, meaning that East Thurrock
complete the double of the Rebels this season.
deadlock was broken on 40 minutes following a dreadful backpass from
on loan John Moushino to Clark Masters, also on loan. As Clark
Masters ran out to try to clear the ball, it hit the oncoming Steve
West and the ball fell kindly for him to slam it into the open net
for an embarrassing goal.
Slough pushed for an equaliser, Jamie Brooks (pictured right) was
presented with a golden opportunity to get the home side back on
level terms. From 5 yards out with only the goalkeeper to
beat, his shot slammed against the near post and out of play for a
goal-kick for Slough's best chance of the match.
Slough were made to regret that missed chance as midway through the
2nd half, an East Thurrock forward came off slightly worse from a
50-50 tackle and was rewarded a free-kick. The kick was taken
quickly the East Thurrock forwards were alert to the situation.
Unfortunately, Slough's defence weren't. The ball fell to Danny
Harris in lots of space and he was able to slot the ball past Clark
Masters to to put the visitors 2-0 up.
was until 10 minutes left that Slough put the East Thurrock goal
under any real pressure and in typical Slough Town style, they gave
themselves a glimmer of a lifeline as Glen Harris (pictured left)
turned and slammed the ball into the net for 2-1.
was too little too late, despite Jamie Brooks wasting another good
chance as he found himself in space, he shot too early and the ball
went well wide of the goal and the visitors held on for a deserved