little unfair perhaps to pick one name from eleven who played
well., but he does seem to
have made a difference, and I had to fit the pun in somewhere.
Slough started the game with the
sort of energy and passion that have been lacking for most of
the season, and could easily have been 2 up by the 20th minute
if Mason and Davies had taken chances.
Criticism here is perhaps
misplaced as they were among our most influential players, and
it was good to see the chances being made after Slough's
disappointing start to the season. An entertaining half that was
far from one way traffic, Billericay failing to take a couple of
half chances that came their way, but Slough always looked the
more likely side to score, with Wallace and Telemaque
complementing each other up front.
a goalless first half, it didn't take Slough much more than a
minute of the second half to break the deadlock. A floating
corner from Davies allowed skipper Daly to ghost in unmarked at
the far post to put in an unstoppable header.
Billericay fought back and put
Slough under pressure, but Slough always looked dangerous on the
break. Billericay pressure led to them hitting the post, but for
the most part Slough's defence looked solid against a team that
we rarely seem to beat.
The home teams nerves were
settled near the end when the hard working Wallace chased what
seemed to be a lost cause and beat the Billericay keeper to the
ball, crossed to Telemaque who headed in past the keeper who
could only deflect the ball further into the net. Some said an
own goal, but I thought it was going in anyway.
The game still had enough life in
it for 3 sendings off, one of which was rescinded when the ref
realised he had sent the wrong Billericay player off in one of
the more bizarre scenes I've witnessed. A standing ovation for
the whole Slough team at the end as the fans showed their
appreciation for a convincing and entertaining performance.