The Rebels ended
Windsor's 18-match unbeaten run despite conceding 2 late goals at
Holloways Park, whilst simultaneously getting revenge for the
thrashing Slough suffered at Stag Meadow in October.
by the return of Dean Harper and Luke Evans in defence, Slough
started brightly and had early chances from Danny Jordan (pictured
right) and Matthew Platt. It wasn't all Slough though, the visitors
had their chances and if Adam Wallace had connected with a cross, or
Martin Williams not fired over from a good position the result would
have turned out much differently.
turning point of the match came after 36 minutes when Paul Coyne was
given a straight Red Card for a two-footed lunge at Luke Evans.
Minutes later, Yashwa Romeo (pictured left) made the advantage count
as his cross was hammered into his own net by Mark Cooper.
It may have been 2-0 at half-time had
Matthew Platt made a proper connection with the ball, instead of
scuffing it into the arms of a grateful Rob Bullivant, having been
set up by Byron Bubb.
Windsor came out for the second-half all
guns blazing, and for some time it was backs against the wall for
Slough, who had Jamie Jackson to thank for keeping out Steve
it was by no means an onslaught, but Matthew Platt (pictured right)
doubled the Rebels lead somewhat
against the run of play as he turned on the edge of the area and
unleashed a shot into the far right corner that perhaps Bullivant
could have done a little better with.
Derek Sweetman bought on Chris Fermie
for Danny Jordan in an effort to stem increasing Windsor pressure,
but the visitors put themselves right back into the game with 5
minutes of normal time remaining when Ryan Parsons smashed a shot
home into the bottom left corner of Jamie Jackson's goal.
Rebels responded superbly however, and after 2 minutes had restored
the 2-goal lead courtesy of a Dean Harper penalty after Byron Bubb
had been fouled by former Rebel Matt Seedel (pictured left) inside
the game was still far from finished, Michael Chennels capitalised
on the loose ball after a long-range free-kick had resulted in the
ball hitting the post to sent it into the roof of the net for 3-2
barely two minutes later.
Slough could still have thrown away
their hard-earned win in injury time as Jamie Jackson was again
called into action to block Steve Butler's shot, but then final
whistle blew - much to the relief of the Rebels players, management
and faithful fans.