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Braintree Town (H)
Sat Dec 7
15:00

Match day

Team logo
Braintree Town (H)
Sat Dec 7 15:00
The Vanarama National League South
3rd
34pts

A big blot on Town's copy book

| League
Tilbury
Gray (5), Sharpe (53)
4 - 0
Slough Town
Trevor Porter
Slough really blotted their copy book at Tilbury on Saturday when they crashed to a 4-0 defeat in their Isthmian League game with the Essex team.

Not since December have Tilbury won a home league match, but in this game they romped home against a Slough combination which seemed quite incapable of putting their game together.

Slough were still without Turl and Reardon so Horastead and Cooke were in the line up. Tilbury got off the mark with a goal in the fifth minute scored by Gray, who proved to be a thorn in the Rebels side the whole game through.

Sharpe paved the way for the goal sending Gray away on the blind side of the Slough defence. Slough fought back strongly for a while and Russell was unlucky when he headed against the crossbar.

Mackay and Lee also went very close but Tilbury got well on top before half time and only the brilliance of Porter stopped them adding to their score.

The second half was all Tilbury and after they had missed a gilt edged chance, Joe Arpino took Friend off and brought on Pettifer, a decision which surprised the Slough supporters present.

Tilbury went further ahead after 53 minutes when Marjoram crossed the ball for Sharpe to head a perfect goal.

After this Slough faded and the good football Tilbury were playing brought deserved rewards with goals in the last 20 minutes of the game. Both these goals came from corners and after this it was all very tame. Slough apart from their one bright spell in the first half never touched anything like their true form.

Tilbury Line up

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