Steve Bateman didn't wait long to breath
new life into the Rebels, as this dominant display proved.
Debutant Shaun Byrne made the perfect
start to his Slough career by netting the opening goal after just 5
minutes, heading home Yashwa Romeo's cross off the crossbar.
Slough continued to pressurise and
Yashwa Romeo missed another chance having been put through by
Matthew Platt. Meanwhile, the defence had to be on their guard in
order to deal with dangerous and deceitful crosses in the heavy
wind, an Jamie Jackson had to be on alert in order to parry a long
shot from 20 yards.
The Rebels missed further chances
whilst never looking like they would concede, the defence holding
firm against the threat of towering ex-pro Julian Aslop.
Slough's dominance increased during
the second half, with both Danny Jordan and Matthew Platt going
Byron Bubb doubled Slough's lead
after 65 minutes when he unleashed a free-kick into the top corner
of the net following a foul on Ricky Allaway. Minutes later, another
Byron Bubb free-kick found Dean Harper who smashed the ball home
with his head to increase Slough's lead to 3-0.
Byron Bubb again went close with
another free-kick, but the win was rounded off with a little over 10
minutes remaining when Yashwa Romeo capitalised on a
misunderstanding amongst the defence to seal his 13th goal of the