Slough started the season with a
disappointing home performance and defeat, on a much improved Stag
Meadow surface. Starting the season without Jamie Jarvis and Steve
Dell, who both had 1 match suspensions, the Rebels played McCleary
at right wingback, and played debutantes Odhiambo and Wallace up
Anaclet Odhiambo on the ball
Leyton started slightly
the brighter and missed a definite chance early on, shooting well
wide when from space, any shot should at least have been on target.
Slough’s main efforts in the first half came from either Wallace
heading on for the pacy Odhiambo to run onto, and less frequently
from McCleary’s rare breaks forward. Odhiambo came closest for
Slough in the first half when running on with one of Wallace’s
flicks, the ball ran a little slowly on the lush grass and prevented
Slough’s new signing from getting a good shot in. Leyton had the
better chances in the first half as Slough’s midfield won little,
and did nothing with what they did win.
Leyton took up where they left off in
the second half, and within a few minutes took the lead through Rio
Alderton who picked up a headed clearance in acres of space and
slotted the ball easily home with no one within yards of closing him
down. Where was the midfield for that one? Leyton’s dominance
continued for much of the rest of the match, though towards the end
McCleary pushed forward more and showed what a danger he can be.
Slough nearly pinched an undeserved equaliser in injury time, when
Matty Glynn took a free kick from outside of the box which was
precision itself, but the Leyton 'keeper got down to tip it wide.
Too little, too late and the faithful were none too impressed.