Burnham took all three points in the
first ever league meeting between the two sides in front of a crowd
of 361; Burnham's highest attendance this season.
Both sides had early chances, the first
of which came after only a minute with a shot hitting the
had a good chance to take an early lead. Abbey Nsubuga's deflected
shot went out for a corner and from that corner, Dean Harper's close
range effort was blocked on the line.
Assistant player/manager Nick Roddis
(pictured right) also had a chance to score for the
Rebels, as he beat two defenders but shot tamely into the hands of
Poor defending forced Rebels 'keeper
Richard Barnard (pictured below left) into making a split-second
decision to challenge Adam Durrant in the box. Durrant took this
opportunity to lob Barnard for Blaise O'Brein to head home.
then until half-time Burnham always looked the more likely to score,
and had chances to do so whilst restricting Slough to long
range efforts; Landy Sakala's 25 yard shot that went horribly wide
of the target was the best that the Rebels could offer and it was
the home side that took a deserved lead into the half-time break.
Burnham picked up after the restart
where they left off in the first; Harper misjudge a header and
Blaise O'Brein capitalised by firing into the far left hand corner
Burnham then took control of the
game, and No.2 had an excellent chance to extend their lead and put
the game well and truly beyond Slough, but he fired over from a very
didn't seriously threaten again until 65 minutes, when Steve Daly
(pictured right) rose to meet a free-kick into the box, forcing
goalkeeper Jon Beams into a good save diving high to his left.
The Rebels managed to get a goal back
following Tom Attrell's excellent run into the box from the left
wing. He fired low, forcing the 'keeper into a low save to his right
for Stanly Mugisha to bury the rebound.
seemed to lift Slough who then started to play more as a team, and a
further golden opportunity went begging as Abbey Nsubuga fired over
having chested the ball down from inside the area.
Michael Murphy (pictured left) wasted
another chance. Having been set
up down the right from a short
corner, he fired high and wide of
a cross would have been a far better option.
However for all the pressure there
was always a chance Burnham might bury
the game and they did when former Rebel Byron Bubb (pictured right)
fired low into the bottom left-hand corner from Miles Norman's
Even the sending off of Chris Owens
for Burnham came too late for Slough, whose search for an away