Four-midable Rebels



Slough Town

Slough Town

Carbon, Harris (2), Spencer
League Attendance: 329 Matt Seedel
After the win at Leyton at the weekend, Slough swept past a poor Kingstonian side to record their second away victory in the space of three days. The sixteen man squad was totally unchanged from Saturday which meant that the ever improving Matt Seedel once again partnered Ryan Spencer up front.

The first chance of the match fell to Spencer who was put in on goal by Glen Harris’ through ball. As Barry Marchena came out to meet him, Spencer tried to lift the ball over the keeper but Marchena pushed the ball round the post for a corner. This attack was followed by long range efforts by Christian Metcalfe and Spencer both of which flew over the bar.

Kingstonian were finding it difficult to keep the ball but when they did manage to win a corner, Steve Daly had to be alert to clear the original cross from Mazin Ahmed before Jon Coke’s flying header went just over.

Slough found the breakthrough shortly after as Seedel’s attempted drive was blocked by the considerable presence of Richard Taylor. The ball however fell towards Spencer and Josias Carbon and the latter brought the ball down and buried it in the far corner for a deserved lead.

With Darron Wilkinson and Metcalfe continuing their recent good form, Slough had total dominance in midfield, although another vastly improved player, James Saulsbury, was called into action soon after to superbly block Martyn Lee’s well struck effort.

Spencer, Harris and Alex Haddow continued to dictate the play in the attacking third for Slough as Spencer slipped in Harris but his low shot was easily held by Marchena. There was nothing the keeper could do minutes later however, as Harris added Slough’s second. Carbon and Harris gave Dean Souyana the runaround on the right and eventually the ball fell to Harris who had time to power the ball into the roof of the net.

Less than five minutes later Harris completed his second brace in three games as the match went out of Kingstonian’s reach. An excellent move involving Spencer, Metcalfe and Haddow led to the ball eventually falling to Harris whose low volley flew past Marchena before he could move.

At half time Slough held a lead which flattered them in no way whatsoever having put in what was probably their best first half display so far this season.

Kingstonian came out after the break looking slightly more on the ball as they had two early chances. Taylor had the first as he headed Ahmed’s corner inches wide, while Haddow’s poor backpass was latched onto by Phil Ruggles but he pulled his effort well wide.

The Rebels started to settle again as Seedel’s flick on found Spencer but the midfielder-cum-attackers low effort was saved by the legs of Marchena.
Shortly after Carbon slipped in Seedel and the striker seemed to do everything right but his cross shot hit the outside of the post and went wide.

Metcalfe was the next to go close as Seedel’s cut back from the right was turned goalwards but Marchena made a comfortable low save. Seedel and Harris both had curling shots from distance neither of which severely troubled the home defence while Kingstonian’s only chances were coming on the break with Ruggles once again failing to test Jake Whincup.

With eight minutes to go Spencer capped a game of great goals by repeating his chipped effort from Saturday. Harris’ through ball found Spencer who without even controlling the ball chipped Marchena from an angle and the ball sailed into the opposite corner to wrap up a fantastic win.

Kingstonian almost had the last word as the dangerous corner combination of Ahmed and Taylor saw the big defender’s effort look destined for the net before Haddow’s goalline headed clearance put the ball out of danger.

Overall it was a fantastic performance from the Rebels who now face a difficult FA Cup tie at home to Cheshunt who beat Slough earlier on in the season. At the match Carbon will also pick up his award for September Player of the Month so please come down and show your support.

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