Rebels pick up valuable point

Slough Town

Slough Town

Marshall (37)
Dulwich Hamlet

Dulwich Hamlet

Dyer (3)
League Attendance: 368 Dwight Marshall
Slough Town went into this match following two heavy defeats against Hitchin and Croydon and the Rebels needed to re-capture their form against bottom of the table Dulwich Hamlet.

But they made a terrible start after only three minutes when an early Dulwich break saw former Magpie Joe Nartey pass a ball to Alex Dyer who sidefooted past the Rebels' new keeper Matt Hockley.

Despite the poor start to the game the Rebels soon took control of the game, with the home side playing 4-4-2 and with Steve Stott in central midfield the shape and players looked a lot better.

They almost equalised on twenty three minutes when A Junior Haynes pass from the left found Paul Coombs in space but his shot from the edge of the area was saved by Tucker. At this stage of the match the Rebels were having all the possession and play, but the Rebels failed to get many strikes on goal.

But they equalised on 37 minutes when Paul Coombs played an excellent ball to Dave Timothy, who crossed from the right for Dwight Marshall to expertly tuck the ball into the far corner of the net.

Like in the first half the Rebels had a lot of possession but failed to create many chances. This was mainly due to the fact that the Rebels were cautious of leaving it too open at the back with a new young goalkeeper between the posts.

They also found the Dulwich defence in good form with former Rebels Al-James Hannigan and Aidan O'Brien having excellent games at the back.

They did nearly grab a goal early in the second half though. First half goalscorer Dwight Marshall cut inside the Dulwich defence and saw his left foot drive crash against the bar and rebound to safety.

The Rebels pushed forward near the end of the match hoping to grab a much needed home winner. But when one attack broke down Joe Nartey found himself through on the keeper, but Nartey's shot was closer to the corner flag than the Slough goal.

The Rebels pushed forward in injury time and just as Paul Coombs looked though on goal a last ditch tackle by Aidan O'Brien denied the striker and the match was drawn.

Dulwich Hamlet Lineup

Tucker, Correa, Hannigan, Richards, Berry, Chin, O'Brien, Hakki, Dyer, Nartey, Sears. Subs: Bartley, Minors, Hewitt.


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