Injury-plagued Rebels downed by SYCOB

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Date: Thursday, December 26th 2013 | Competition: League | Attendance: 263

Man Of Match: Darren Wheeler

Slough Town’s injury worries mounted as the Rebels left Holloways Park defeated by landlords Beaconsfield SYCOB.

Already missing Dave Woozley, Ed Smith, Jamie McClurg, Ryan Lake and Scott Harris through injury or suspension, Slough lost influential creative players Darren Wheeler and Warren Harris in the second half to injury, with both now unlikely to face Kettering Town on Saturday.

Jack Hutchinson fired an early sighter wide of Jake Somerville’s goal in the second minute, and with a quarter of an hour played, in-form SYCOB, with five wins from their last seven league games, took the lead through Zak Joseph. The forward took a through pass into the box and comfortably beat Somerville.

George Short came within inches of equalising for Slough soon after, but the midfielder’s swerving shot from 25 yards rebounded back off a post.

Slough performed better after conceding the early goal, and were frustrated as Adam Foulser climbed highest to meet a corner, but sent his header wide.

An action-packed couple of minutes towards the end of the half saw Joseph blast a shot well wide, and moments later Somerville had to be alert to rush out of his box and perform a sliding tackle to clear his lines. Slough broke through Harris, but Tony Mendy spurned a half-chance before sending a soft header into James Reading’s hands.

The action was end to end, and Foulser was on hand to clear from a goalmouth scramble. As Slough broke forward again on the stroke of half time, Mendy controlled a cross from Harris and turned to make space for a shot, before firing the ball past Reading’s right hand and into the bottom corner for a vital equalising goal.

But just two minutes into the second half, Aaron Morgan gave SYCOB the lead, as he finished off a low cross from the right following good work from Kurtney Brooks.

Harris was then forced to leave the field after suffering a heavy tackle, and both sides had chances to score. First, Morgan went close before Mendy chested the ball down for Ben Edwards, whose shot was pushed over by Reading.

SYCOB continued to make life difficult for Slough all over the pitch, and on 69 minutes, the hosts scored a third goal to all but secure the win and maintain their good run of form. This time, substitute Kofi Lockhart-Adams, the former Ashford forward, capitalised on a mix-up between Foulser and Somerville, taking the ball past both men after the keeper had come out to try and clear, and scoring into the empty goal.

Slough, by now also denied the services of Wheeler, were unable to create another clear chance, with Foulser going closest with a deflected overhead kick before heading wide from the resulting corner.

Beaconsfield, whose recent record against Slough is superb, emerged as worthy winners and the Rebels must now prepare for the visit of another in-form side, Kettering Town, on Saturday.

Beaconsfield Town: James Reading, Kwasi Frempong, Craig Carby, Brad Hewitt (c), Reece Yorke, Nathan Webb, Tom O'Regan, Jack Hutchinson, Aaron Morgan, Kurtney Brooks, Zak Joseph. Subs: Ryan Phillips, Shaun Owens, Jon-Jo Bates, Kofi Lockhart-Adams, Brian Haule.

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