Not a classic game, but Slough made it four wins out of the last
four against Windsor as they cruised to victory over their
Slough dominated from the start, and the
first real event of the game was Ian Hodges being elbowed in the
face by a defender, but the referee deemed him to have dived and
booked him after several minutes of treatment.
Goals from Ian Hodges following a Gareth McCleary cross into the
area which Tilbury failed to clear, and just before half time a
headed own goal from Jamie Jarvis provided the highlights of an
otherwise dull first half which Slough controlled but rarely
Slough scored a third goal soon into the second half after
Windsor defender Ralf Little gave away a unnecessary penalty after
he tripped up Josias Carbon in the area. Ian Hodges tucked away the
following spot kick and the game was effectively over as a contest.
From then on the Rebels seemed content to sit back and soak
up non-existent Windsor pressure, but Windsor only seriously
troubled the Slough defence once, as Lee Charles’ looping header was
cleared off the line by Steve Daly. It was easy to see why Windsor
are second from bottom as for all their possession, they created
little else. Slough did look dangerous on the break where they were
unlucky not to increase the score with some fine sweeping counters,
but these were infrequent. Funny old game---the best moves didn't
result in goals, but 3 sloppy Windsor mistakes did.
The game drifted out into a comfortable win for a Slough side
that didn’t need to pull out of second gear. An important plus for
Slough was a clean sheet, the second in a row. This hopefully
indicates that the defence has sorted out the problems that have too
frequently gifted the opposition earlier in the season.
If we play well in the corresponding Easter fixture, then
combined with home advantage, we should give them a right pounding.