Slough could consider themselves unlucky not to take at least a
point from today's game.
But following their first half
performance, a point didn't seem realistically possible.
Harrow totally dominated the opening 45 and, had they put their
shooting boots on could have been well out of sight by the break.
As it was, it took a disputed penalty midway through the half to
open the scoring.
A Harrow forward went down rather easily in the box and whilst
the referee didn't give the foul, the linesman (following plenty of
appeals from the Harrow players) flagged and the referee obliged.
Elliot Onochie calmly put away the spot kick, sending Clark Masters
the wrong way.
Slough hardly threatened, with Ian Hodges missed opportunity
having been put through one on one with the goalkeeper being
Slough's only real chance of the first half.
The Rebels had their work cut out after Daniel Leech got on the
end of a cross to head the ball past Masters for the home side's
second goal. Following improved recent performances, Slough were
back to their worst.
However, the second half saw a dramatic improvement. it was
Slough's turn to apply pressure and whilst they rarely made the
'keeper work, they ran the Harrow defence ragged.
Slough gave themselves a lifeline with 20 minutes to go with a
Leigh Mason free-kick that went in off the underside of the
With the home side continuing to miss guilt-edged chances, Slough
could also be criticised for not having their shooting boots on,
with missed chances from Andy Ballard and Leigh Mason meaning that
the score stayed at 2-1.
Slough didn't give up though, the several minutes injury time added were spent attacking Harrow's goal. This was all in
vain however, with a long range Mark West shot that was saved and a
late free kick that could only find the side netting being all that
Slough could muster.