The game is over for Slough by half time



Francis (13), Fontana (25)
Slough Town

Slough Town

League Attendance: 503 Alex Haddow
The Rebels huffed and puffed but found themselves strictly second best to promotion chasing Worthing on Saturday.

All Worthing needed to see off Slough was two first half goals as they made the most of their first half dominance to seal the points inside 25 minutes.

The game began at high tempo and after the initial jousting, Worthing began to take charge and they went in front after 13 minutes when Wesley Lopez crossed to the far post where Sam Francis brought the ball down before volleying past Alan Foster into the top corner.

The home team continued to take the game to the Rebels and Mark Pulling tried his luck with a long range shot but his effort went harmlessly wide though Worthing did double their lead on 25 minutes.

A poor ball from the returning Alex Haddow bisected Ryan Williams and Darron Wilkinson and as both players hesitated. Paul Rogers stepped in and made ground into the box. Foster came out to narrow the angle but Rogers chipped the ball post where Wayne Fontana got ahead of Steve Daly to power his header into an empty net.

The final ten minutes of the first half saw Rebels' best period of the game. Good work down the right from Haddow saw him leave defenders trailing before his cross gave Glen Harris a tap in but keeper Will Packham desperately flung himself down to his left and somehow tip the ball round the post.

Just before the break, Harris got himself into the corner of the area and cut the ball back for Ian Hodges. Though the striker mis-controlled the ball, he regained his balance and flicked the ball towards goal but once again, Packham was alert to the threat and smothered the ball.

The second half failed to live up to the first period with the game becoming a scrappy, midfield affair with chances few and far between at either end.

Fontana went the closest for the hosts with a volley that was blocked on the line by Michael Murphy, while Harris had an effort for Slough flew over the bar.

In a bid to get back in the game, Eddie Denton threw on the previous week's saviour Tony Boot but this had little effect on the overall flow of the game.

Boot did go close on one occasion. anticipating a poor back header from Chris Dicker but under pressure from the advancing Packham, his attempt drifted wide and the game petered out.

As a result, Rebels lost more ground on the the top six and they need to get back to winning ways this Saturday when they entertain in-form Tooting and Mitcham at Stag Meadow.

Tooting have overcome a sticky start to the season to blast their way into sixth place in the league.

Worthing Lineup


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