This was an entertaining game between 2 sides
looking to play football, hampered only by the pitch cutting up
badly. In a close game Slough deservedly came out on top, but
credit to both sides for playing attractive football on a pitch that
suited a hoof it mentality.
Slough dominated the first half, but failed to make
the final ball count. The Rebels were denied a penalty shout after
20 minutes when Carbon, plying upfront in a wide role was put
through and apparently brought down inside the box. it was either a
penalty or a dive, though the ref said neither. Slough possession
and limited pressure continued until the 37th minute when the Stones
broke swiftly allowing Beckford to take the lead against the run of
play. Slough soon countered to level when a Ballard long throw was
back headed over the keeper by Hodges.
Wealdstone stormed out in the second half, requiring
Masters to make a superb save, and going close a minute later. It
was Slough who scored a minute later when Harris cut in from wide on
the left, drifted across the edge of the box and somehow found room
to slot in into the far corner. Moments later it was nearly 3-1 when
Hodges headed a poor clearance back in to hit the post. It was now
Wealdstone's turn to dominate for the next 20 minutes, and it came
as no surprise when they scored, a breakaway from a poorly taken
corner from a rare Slough attack, Cort scoring after 71.
It wasn't long before The home side regained the
lead as Hodges attacked, held up the ball well to draw in defenders
then passed wide for sub Mason to hit sweetly home after 78. A well
worked goal and a credit to Hodges for not being selfish.
There were chances at either end before the close,
but Slough's unbeaten run continues.