A warm late summers evening saw the
visitors play on the back of a 4-0 victory in their last match. The
result was a 0-0 draw. Not an easy game to report on as the match
lacked specific incidents.
scoreless draw, lacking in incidents has all the hallmarks of a dull
evening. Far from it. This was a very entertaining game,
competitive, hard fought, spirited and well worth the entrance fee.
Wimbledon had the majority of the possession and pressurised without
ever really dominating. Slough showed that there 4-0 defeat at
Bromley was a blip, defending furiously and well. Slough's attack
was blunted by the loss of Wallace through injury after 15 minutes,
with sub Odhiambo being dominated by the Wombles' defence. McCleary,
playing a strikers role at last, had his best game of the season,
always presenting a breakaway threat for the rebels. The first half
ended without any major scares for Slough, as despite Wimbledon's
possession, they were denied any clear cut chances.
More of the same in the second half,
though the visitors did exert more pressure, somehow it never lasted
that long, and when the pressure was on, it was not the convincing
sort of pressure that you just know will lead to a goal. Slough's
defence dealt with everything that came their way and towards the
end of the match Slough even started to show threats of their own,
McCleary having a goal bound tank buster blocked by a defender who
knew nothing about it (either before or afterwards I suspect).
Plenty of passion by both sides, lots
of commitment and highly contested. All we need now is a few goals.