the opening 45 minutes, Slough could count themselves extremely
lucky to escape with a replay as a 95th Abingdon goal was cancelled
out for offside.
Pritchard has earlier capitalised on Lee Farrow's fumble from
Matthew Platt's shot by seeing
the ball over the line after half an hours play.
The Rebels, bolstered by the signing of
Luke Evans (pictured right) and the return of Byron Bubb could
easily have been out of sight by the break had Matthew Platt taken
some of his many chances during the first half, with the home side's
only real first-half chance being a Billy Beechers' shot that
thundered against the crossbar.
Barely five minutes into the second half
however the home side were back on level terms when Luke Holden
converted Ryan Curtin's cross.
were now restricted by attacking on the counter-attack for much of
the remainder of the game, including the final 15 minutes with only
10 men after James Pritchard was stretchered off, obviously in a
great deal of pain.
Shortly beforehand, Pritchard had almost
retaken the lead for Slough with a free-kick that flashed narrowly
wide of the upright, but deep into injury time it was the home side
that almost snatched the lead, with ex-Rebel Anaclaet Odhiambo
making sure ex-Rebel Jamie Brook's (pictured left) effort saw the
back of the net. Fortunately for the Rebels, he was offside.