Slough fought out a hard-earned 2-2 draw
at Southern League Division One East side Thatcham Town on Thursday.
Despite Slough's dominance, it was
Thatcham who went into the break with the lead as poor defending
allowed a Thatcham forward to poke home in what was their only
memorably attack of the first half.
Slough had a few good attacks, but
made very little from them with Anaclett Odaiambo firing wide of the
far post with only the goalkeeper to beat, and heading over the bar
from less than 2 yards out with an open goal in front of him.
made more of a game during the second half, with good moves being
unlucky not to result in goals on more than one occasion.
The Rebels did eventually get an
equaliser following a corner. The ball was only
half-cleared by a defender and Leigh Mason (pictured right) took the
opportunity to blast the ball into the corner of the net.
It was Leigh Mason again who set up
Slough's second as he provided a lovely through ball for George
Moleski to fire the ball past the goalkeeper for his first goal for
Slough were never really in any more
danger of losing the lead, that was until the 88th minute when more
poor defending allowed a Thatcham forward to fire home at the near
post for 2-2.
In the end it was probably a fair
result, but the worrying thing is that Slough are missing too many
chances and conceding too many sloppy goals.