Sonner pounces to see off ten-man Fleet

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Date: Saturday, December 31st 2011 | Competition: League | Attendance: 303

Man Of Match: Chris Seeby

Slough Town went seven points clear at the top of the league with a 1-0 win at struggling Fleet Town, who had goalkeeper Ryan Pryce sent off in the first half.

The Rebels were the better side in the first period, but failed to really push home their advantage against second-bottom Fleet, who looked shaky at the back early on. Striker James Taylor headed an early chance well wide for the hosts, before two bookings in quick succession as Fleet looked rattled.

Slough's clearest chance of the opening 45 minutes fell for Nathan Bowden-Haase, but Ryan Pryce in the Fleet goal got down quickly to push the ball away.

Further half-chances were spurned by Steve Sinclair and Chris Seeby, who took a swing at a Sinclair cross, but sent the ball well wide.

But the hosts were reduced to ten men shortly before the break, after Pryce was involved in an altercation with Dan Burnell - the goalkeeper having appeared to throw his hands into the face of the Slough striker in an aggressive manner after Burnell had committed a foul – leaving former Gosport striker Taylor to don the gloves.

Fleet rallied in the second half as Slough struggled to break them down, and really frustrated their high-flying opponents. Slough were almost punished after a poor pass from Brown was seized upon by new signing Danilson Vicente, but he shot wide after Warrington forced him wide of goal.

Burnell at least managed to test Taylor with a strike from out wide, but the hosts defended well with ten men. However, they were eventually breached with 65 minutes played. Chris Seeby's surging run led to a shot being saved awkwardly by Taylor, but Sean Sonner was on hand to turn the ball home as James Scott failed to clear. Seeby's swashbuckling run and overall performance stood out in an otherwise average game of football, the versatile player fitting back in with ease after his return.

Fleet were by no means down and out against their shot-shy opponents though, but despite the best efforts of the hosts, Slough rarely looked like conceding a goal, and managed to see out the rest of the game with relative comfort and storm seven points clear at the top after Bedworth had been defeated earlier in the day.

Fleet Town: Ryan Pryce, Dan Rousell (c), Nick Hutchings, Leigh Rumbold, James Scott, Craig Davis, James Pilgrim, Pat Cox, Danilson Vicente, James Taylor, Scott Hunter. Subs: Mark Vockins, Harry Bowles, Luke King, Louis Wilson, Alex Frostick.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
13 St Albans City 19 27
14 Eastbourne Borough 20 27
15 Slough Town 18 25
16 Hampton & Richmond Borough 19 25
17 Dulwich Hamlet 20 22

Top Goalscorers [Full Stats]

Pos Name Goals
1 James Dobson 10
2 Ben Harris 6
3 Chris Flood 4
4 Louie Soares 3
5 Lee Togwell 2
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