Rebels, amid rumours of 7-day approaches for Danny Jordan from
Farnborough and John Gray
(pictured right) from Marlow, recovered from a rather poor first
half to record their second straight league win.
With Luke Evans beginning his
suspension, 39 year-old forward Roy Gumbs had to fill in at
centre-back, a task he performed admirably.
Slough were behind after only a
quarter-hours play as Matt Williams headed into the far corner after
being completely unmarked inside the box.
The visitors nearly doubled their lead
shortly afterwards as Reid waltzed through the defence only to curl
the ball just wide of the corner.
Rebels equalised against the run of play with nearly half-an-hour
gone, with Danny Jordan (pictured left) laying the ball for debutant
Yashwa Romeo to run and excellently finish past the goalkeeper
seemed to get Slough's confidence up, although briefly as little
over 5 minute later Cirencester had regained their lead as Matt
Williams, unmarked inside the box again, put the ball past Jamie
Romeo headed James Pritchard's (pictured right) free-kick narrowly
wide of the post in what was
Slough's best chance to equalise before the break. Following the
interval however, the game could easily have been put out of
Slough's reach as ex-pro Julian Alsop headed against the crossbar.
Danny Jordan had a shot blocked
following a corner, before Cirencester 'keeper Miller hacked the
ball off the line to prevent what would have been an own-goal from
20 minutes left, Danny Jordan fired the ball high into the off of
the net following Ryan Fenton's cross to equalise for the Rebels as
they begun to take control of the game. Further chances from Platt
and a Byron Bubb (pictured left) free-kick went before the comeback
was completed when Matthew Platt headed powerfully past the 'keeper
following a John Gray free-kick.
just taken the lead, Cirencester almost immediately pulled
themselves back into the game
courtesy of a clumsy Roy Gumbs (pictured right) challenge just
outside the area, earning the forward-turned-defender a second
yellow card and subsequently a red one. Luckily for the Rebels
however, the resulting free-kick was a poor one and it flew straight
into the wall from where it was cleared.
There were still chances for both sides
to snatch late goals, as Haisley fired over the bar for the visitors
and Danny Jordan had a shot saved but Slough held on for their first
home win of the campaign.