Published: Thursday, September 1st 2016
Young Rebels win on the road again
Written by Andrew Hobson
A 3-2 win at Hanwell Town means Slough's Under 18 side sit joint top of the league.
Slough Town travelled to Hanwell Town, and with both teams having won their opening games, the stage was set for a cracking match.
Hanwell were very lively up top with great movement. But it was Slough that should have taken the lead, however the final product wasn't quite there.
Instead, Hanwell took the lead with some good passing football. The Slough defence was turned and a good ball in saw the ball put past the Slough keeper, Sangha.
Slough brushed themselves down and took the game to Hanwell. Slough were awarded a free kick inside their own half. Green spotted the ball and looked up, before striking a shot which caught the Hanwell keeper off his line and dropped into the net.
This goal lifted Slough and the Rebels should have gone in to the half time break ahead, but a good save kept it all level at the referee’s whistle.
The second half saw both teams come out playing good attacking football. It was Slough who took the lead when good interplay saw the ball fall to Hughes, who bundled it over the line.
However, Hanwell recovered and scored an equaliser in the 58th minute. A long ball was meet by Hanwell’s lightning quick forward who finished with aplomb to make it 2-2.
Slough again kept pilling on the pressure and it paid off. After coming close on three occasions, a great bit of skill by Raju resulted in the Rebels taking the lead.
The Rebels could have made it 2-4 but a great clearance off the line prevented them. However, Slough were able to record another three points which means they are joint top of the league table.
Manager Mark Betts commented that this was a great team performance which is great to see, but Oskar Evans was outstanding and was man of the match.
The young Rebels start their FA Youth Cup campaign next week. Details will be confirmed shortly. The first home league game at Arbour Park will be on Tuesday, 13 September.