Tom Smith's 90th
minute equaliser denied the Rebels what would have been a well
earned victory over unbeaten Truro City.
an early spell of pressure, Yashwa Romeo smashed into the far right
corner with only 9 minutes gone after being put through with no
defender in sight.
With a squad full of ex-pros, Truro's
experience and fitness showed up against a Slough defence featuring
two debutants in Ricky Allaway and Rory Smith. However, they didn't
force Rebels 'keeper Carl Dennison into a serious save until 30
minutes when Dennison (pictured below left) was forced into an
excellent low save in what was Truro's first real chance of the
match. Shortly afterwards, a poor header from Lee Riddell almost
allowed a near repeat situation as Riddell's attempted clearance
went straight to the nearest forward. Luckily for the Rebels
however, Dennison was in fine form to block another powerful shot
and keep Slough in the lead.
the visitors dominating the play and restricting Slough to the
counter attack, the Rebels were looking good to go into half-time in
the lead, but with 5 minutes of the first half remaining, Scott
Walker swung in a corner for an unmarked Tom Smith to head past
Barely a minute after the restart, Yashwa Romeo was once again
through on goal but, partially down to the wind, managed to scuff
his shot closer to the corner flag than the goal.
The second half continued in similar
fashion but with the Rebels looking increasingly confident on the
attack and with an excellent understanding between James Pritchard
and Danny Jordan (pictured below right), the two linked up well down
the left to set up debutant Ricky Allaway in the centre of goal to
slot home to send the Rebels into the lead in the 50th minute.
This lead lasted only 5 minutes however
when Andy Taylor was allowed space down the right, the Slough
defence seemed to stop to allow Andy Watkins to slam home Taylor's
the game looking as if it could go either way, Pritchard and Jordan
linked up brilliantly down the
left wing again to set up Matthew Platt for a similar goal to
Allaway's earlier effort, to put Slough into a well deserved 3-2
for their unbeaten league record, Truro put the Rebels defence under
intense pressure for the remainder of the game, forcing Carl
Dennision into action on more than one occasion but, just when
everyone in the crowd had settled for a 3-2 Rebels victory, Tom
Smith stepped up to head home another cross deep into injury time.