Fellow strugglers Burnham strolled in an
easy win against a Slough side who just didn't look up for it. Despite possession being fairly even,
the Rebels gifted two goals to Burnham who didn't have to try.
The first of many errors on the night
by Rebels goalkeeper Jamie Jackson (pictured right) nearly resulted in the opening
goal as he gave the ball to Ray Spence, who hit the ball into the
car park behind the goal.
But the next unforced mistake, this
time from Rory Smith who gave away a corner, allowed Richard Witt to
rise above the defence and head home for 1-0.
Leon Yarnie doubled their lead after
beating a static Luke Evans and firing past Jackson. The Rebels
almost responded immediately from the restart, as Byron Bubb was set
up following a good one-two between Danny Jordan and Matthew Platt.
But Bubb's effort flew narrowly over the crossbar from a very good
position, unmarked inside the area.
That was the closest Slough
came to scoring all night, as Burnham closed ranks, perfectly happy
to sit back and absorb what little the Rebels threw at them.
It could have been 3-0 at the break,
but former Rebel Glen Harris (pictured left) saw his spot kick saved by Jackson down
low to the right, after Ray Spence was fouled inside the area having
beaten Luke Evans.
The Rebels dominated possession
during the second half, but only Steve Sinclair came close to
reducing the deficit as his volley was well saved. The only chance
for Burnham in the second 45 came as an unmarked forward fired
narrowly wide of the right post following a poorly defended corner.
But another defensive error allowed
Leon Yarnie a clear route to goal to double his tally deep into
injury time, to put the icing on a pathetically poor performance
from the Rebels.