Late Winner For Ducks In Thriller

Slough Town

Slough Town

Ullathorne (17), James (42), Bartley (58)
Aylesbury United

Aylesbury United

Clark (56), Marshall (80, 88), Stanbridge (90)
League Attendance: 413 Simon Ullathorne
A last-gasp winner by Aylesbury United substitute Ollie Stanbridge condemned Slough to their sixth defeat of the season, despite leading by two goals with only ten minutes remaining.

Things started brightly for the Rebels as they found themselves in front early on. Junior Haynes picked the ball up wide and crossed for Simon Ullathorne. He headed the ball into the top corner of the net unchallenged.

Aylesbury almost replied immediately. The dangerous Frank McCormack crossed from the left towards Enzo Silvestri. His header drifted towards goal only for debutant Wes Jackman, replacing the injured Steve Mautone to palm the ball around the post.

Midway through the first half Slough gave themselves a two-goal cushion. Clement James picked the ball out wide. He drifted past both Greg Williams and Danny Gordon with ease before shooting past Adam Wheeler in the Aylesbury goal.

Despite being two goals behind Aylesbury were playing well and nearly halved the deficit five minutes before half time when Chris Bangura shot just wide from a difficult angle

Early in the second half the home side should have gone three goals ahead. Junior Haynes collected the ball on the right and with the outside of his left foot crossed for Ullathorne who headed just wide when he should have scored.

The Rebels were left to rue that miss. Defender Steve Stott conceded a free kick on the edge of the area. Former Slough youth team player Dwain Clark powerfully hit the free kick into the back of the net past a helpless Jackman.

Slough restored their two-goal cushion almost immediately. Haynes corner was flicked on by Steve Daly for Michael Bartley who stroked the ball into the net unchallenged five yards out.

Aylesbury then pressurised Slough as the Rebels looked nervous and seemed content to kick the ball anywhere instead of keeping the ball by passing it around as they had done earlier in the match.

With ten minutes remaining Aylesbury pulled a goal back. A long kick by Aylesbury goalkeeper Adam Wheeler was misjudged by Jackman. Dwight Marshall pounced to poke the ball into an unguarded net against his old club.

Then with two minutes remaining Clark's corner into the area caused mayhem in the Slough area. A scramble occurred before the ball fell nicely to Marshall again who grabbed his second of the match from close range.

Deep into injury-time another corner into the box by Clark saw Stanbridge stick out a foot and divert Peter Risley's shot into the net leaving the Rebels still looking for their first home win since April.

This was a cruel defeat for the Slough who deserved at the very least a point out of the match.

Aylesbury United Lineup

Wheeler, Williams, Risley, Gordon (Cockerill) , McCormack (Clark) , Honeyball, Maynard, Silvestri, Marshall, Bangura, Joe (Stanbridge)


Slough Town FC is not responsible for content produced on external websites | Copyright Slough Town FC 2024