Slough's unbeaten 8 match run ended with a whimper on a freezing
cold afternoon in Essex courtesy of a poor Slough performance.
Illness meant that Parkin stood in for Masters, and Ide played in
place of McCleary who was on duty for British universities.
the wind behind them, Slough flattered to deceive, starting brightly
with the strong cold wind behind them. Chelmsford soon took control
of the midfield, first to every ball, harrying slough possession
while having time on the ball themselves. The rest was inevitable.
Chelmsford first goal did have an element of luck to it as Parkin
seemed to have a header covered, only to see it fail to bounce and
go under his hand on a dusty pitch. 1-0n Chelmsford at half time
The home side extended their lead not long into the second half,
Hall curling a free kick into the corner of the net. The rest of the
game was quite forgettable, Chelmsford in the ascendancy with the
Rebels offering little, Slough's frustration being shown by Hodge's
second yellow card earning him a sending off.