An encouraging debut from Jagdeep Mack
and a solid performance from Luke Evans were the highlights in a
Berkshire derby that failed to produce a goal.
home side will certainly feel that they did enough to win the game,
but Rebels manager Derek Sweetman
(pictured right) was satisfied with the point and the clean sheet.
Slough made a confident start with
plenty of possession in and around the Bracknell area, but it was
the hosts who always looked more likely to score, which they almost
did after 20 minutes when Nathan Jack saw his shot beat Jamie
Jackson only to hit the far post and bounce to safety.
goalkeeper Aneke gave away a free-kick on the edge of the area after
half-an-hours play after taking down Matthew Platt (pictured left),
and was booked for the tackle. The free-kick went straight into the
wall, after which the rebound was gathered into 'keepers arms
despite pressure from Yashwa Romeo.
Shortly afterwards, Aneke was forced
into a low save to his right by Yashwa Romeo, turning after being
put through by Matthew Platt and firing a shot across goal.
Riddell's (pictured right) 30 yard effort skimmed the top of the
crossbar, as Slough entered the
half-time break slightly on top, but Bracknell remained a threat
with Grant shooting straight at Jackson.
The home side took control of the
game after half-time. Former Rebel Errol Telemaque fired in a
dangerous cross right through the centre of the penalty area,
whilst, not for the first time in the afternoon, Jamie Jackson had
to bail out the defence by blocking a powerful Michael Buck shot.
introduction of Byron Bubb (pictured left) did little to increase
Slough's penetration, but the Rebels did create a couple of half
chances and corners as the game progressed, but these came to
nothing. In the end it was Slough who walked away from Larges Lane
probably the more relieved to have picked up a point, because
Bracknell certainly had more chances to win the game.