You win some , you lose some. Slough lost this one having dominated
the first half with some of the best football we've played this
season. The first 20 minutes particular were all Slough--down both
wings, and through the centre. Some lovely one-two's were played,
and the crowd sang "Brazil of the Ryman League". From there on it
went slowly downhill.
Worthing edged into the game without
threatening much at first, and Slough's possession produced
little that the forwards looked like converting. Pretty? Yes.
Effective? No. An Alexis chip onto the bar apart, they didn't look
capable of scoring, with Hodges looking unusually out of sorts. He
didn't miss much, just nothing happened for him. 60 seconds before
half time and Worthing took an undeserved lead.
The second half saws Slough's gradual decline continue. Alexis
went off injured, and Slough had lost what drive they had--both
Harris and Mason being shadows of what they were last year. Worthing
were the better side in the second half, created a few more chances,
and took most of them.
Toothless Kev provided the entertainment for the second half as
Slough drifted like a sailboat on a still and hot August
afternoon--slowly going nowhere. Thank you Toothless Kev, but I
would have preferred being entertained by a continuation of the
display of the first 20 minutes, before the doldrums set in.