Writing this report some 4 days after
the match, I can barely remember anything about it. This is a
definite plus as in the first half especially, Slough were woeful,
making virtually no impact against fellow strugglers Folkestone who
had yet to win a match in the league this season. Despite it being a
6 pointer, the Rebels showed little organisation or conviction in
their football, failing to pressurise a shaky looking Folkestone
keeper who was not confident with crosses. Folkestone took the lead
after after 25 minutes, when Flannagan beat Jarvis to a header from
a Watson free kick delivered from the right, with Drake coming for
the cross, stopping, and being stuck firmly in no man's land. Slough
failed to come up with anything in the first half.
The second half was slightly better,
Slough pushing forward more, and after about 65 minutes a Steve Daly
header was saved brilliantly low down by the Folkestone keeper. He
may have looked dodgy on crosses (not that with Slough's short
strikers that that is a deadly weakness), but he could certainly
make a good reflex save. Folkestone wrapped the match up after 80
minutes when an inswinging corner was bundled directly into the net
by Drake. 2 poor sides, of which we were considerably the poorer.
The defence was arguably OK, with both goals being at least in part
due to goalkeeping errors, but the midfield and attack really
struggled in both effort and ability and tactics.