A dreadful second-half display from the
Rebels meant that Slough handed Thatcham all three points on a
had all started so well however, with the Rebels playing skillful
football and creating time and
space. James Pritchard (pictured right) saw his shot hit the
side-netting and Yashwa Romeo forced a good save from Mapson before
Matthew Platt smashed home from 30 yards after being set up by Ryan
It wasn't all Slough possession and
dominance however, as Dave Asker forced a brilliant save from Jamie
Jackson from inside the penalty area to deny the home side from
their best chance of the opening half.
Jordan (pictured left) saw his goal-bound shot hooked off the line
minutes before he blasted the ball high and wide from a good
position as Slough went into the half-time break well on top.
However, that was it as far as Slough
attacking threat was concerned as throughout the entire second half,
Slough never looked like scoring. Slough were a completely different
team after half-time, and it took a little over 10 minutes for
Ashley Vine to capitalise on poor defending and head past Jamie
Jackson into the bottom left corner.
From then on the match was never in
doubt, and Ben McCready volleyed Johnson's cross for 2-1 five
minutes later, after Stow had missed 2 chances for the hosts.
between Yashwa Romeo (pictured right) and Paul Taplin after the
latter had appeared to headbutt
Romeo earned both players yellow cards, and with a little under 10
minutes remaining the Slough defence let Jemel Johnson run through
to slot past Jackson to complete the comeback and conclude what was
one of the worst performances of the season from the Rebels.