Slough Town head to Court Place Farm this Saturday, to face Oxford City in their next National League South fixture after a two-week break, writes Declan Bonsor.
Coming off an impressive 3-1 win against Billericay in their last league game, the Rebels will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 11 league games. Slough have looked sharp this season and will want to remain in 3rd place after this match. Their opponents however are going into the game with just two points from their last six games, and are currently sitting 21st in the league.
The impressive performance against Billericay should give Slough a lot of confidence, with goals from Sam Togwell, Matt Lench and Dan Roberts helping to claim the three points. Slough looked strong from front to back, with some special performances from Jack Turner, who made some amazing saves, to Man-of-the-Match quality from Lench. Should the Rebels claim another win, it would be their fourth away victory of the campaign.
Although City have not had the best of starts to the season, they will be looking to bounce back under the coaching of Justin Merritt and Andy Ballard on an interim basis, after deciding Mark Jones was no longer the man for the job.
In their last league match they were narrowly beaten by a struggling Dartford side, conceding just once but lacking the threat in front of goal to score. They have however found form in the Emirates FA Cup, and were handed a home draw against Solihull Moors in the First Round after defeating Margate in Fourth Round Qualifying.
Slough will look to capitalise on a shaky defence that has conceded 21 times in National League South this season. The Rebels’ recent run of results has not only moved them up to 3rd place in the league table, but also 6th in terms of goals scored. Oxford City however have struggled for goals, scoring the fewest this season; only 11 in their 13 games.
This match is a Charity Match for City, with Oxford Hospitals Charity joining them. City will be donating 50% of revenue from tickets bought online through their online ticket portal, using the special promotion code ‘OUH2019’. Please support them if you can and purchase your tickets online in advance via this link.
Credit: Declan Bonsor
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