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Farnborough 1-0 Rebels

Farnborough 1-0 Rebels
by Nathan on 15/09/2008

The Rebels put up a brave performance but ultimately fall to a 76th minute penalty at Cherrywood Road.


Slough Town



Robert Saunders (penalty) .
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Cherrywood Road
Saturday 13th September 2008
The Report

Despite dominating the attacking play in the bright September sunshine at Cherrywood Road, Farnborough could could themselves a little lucky to have escaped a replay as a debatably 76th minute penalty was what won the game for the Premier Division leaders.

The Rebels, on a 4-game unbeaten run started brightly as Danny Jordan's (pictured right) header flew narrowly wide of the post from Byron Bubb's cross. Minutes later, Jordan would beat two defenders, only to have his shot cleared off the line and hooked over the crossbar by Ian Oliver.

Apart from these early chances, the first half was mainly uneventful, with Farnborough having the possession but failing to create any serious chances, with the Rebels forced to rely on the counter-attack.

The second half bought yet more attacking from the home side, and Jackson was called into action on several occasions, most notably to expertly tip Robert Saunders free-kick over the crossbar.

Farnborough were however to waste their best chance to open the scoring when Leigh Rumbold somehow managed to blast the ball over the crossbar from little more than 5 yards out with Jamie Jackson beaten by the initial cross.

Slough's resistance was finally and fatally broken on 75 minutes, when the referee gave a foul for Ryan Fenton's (pictured left) seemingly perfectly good challenge on Michael-Lee Charles. Rob Saunders dispatched the penalty to Jackson's right, although he guessed the right way.

The Rebels tried to get back into the game, but without the presence of a strong attacking line and the lack of support to Danny Jordan and Matthew Platt, their efforts were in vain. In the meantime, Farnborough had two goals disallowed; goals from both Rumbold and Charles were ruled out for fouls.

In the end, the home side held out for a victory they ultimately deserved, although not by much.

The Teams


Slough Town

1. Lyall Beazley
2. David Ray
3. Ian Oliver
4. David Woozley
5. Adam Doyle
6. Steve Laidler
7. Robert Saunders
8. Leigh Rumbold
9. Nic Ciardini
10. Michael-Lee Charles
11. Darren Wheeler (12)
1. Jamie Jackson
2. Dean Harper
3. Eamonn McConigley (12)
4. Luke Evans
5. Ryan Fenton
6. Adam Durrant
7. Lee Riddell
8. Laurence Brown
9. Danny Jordan
10. Matthew Platt
11. Byron Bubb
Substitutes Substitutes
12. Paul Harkness (11)
14. Ryan Scott
15. Michael Barima
16. Nick Burton
17. Nathan Gleeson
18. Ray Spence
12. John Gray (3)
14. Roy Gumbs
15. Steve Daly
16. Thomas Attrell
17. Craig Roberts
18. Alex Tulett

Attendance: 571

Match Officials

Referee John O'Brien (Wimbledon)
Assistant Referee Adam Williams (Worcester Park)
Assistant Referee Colin Greenway (Addlestone)

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Luke Evans

A solid and composed display against his former club.

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