Rebels Of Worthing Complete Double

Slough Town

Slough Town



Knee (45), Browne (79), Francis (85)
League Attendance: 258 Andy Ballard
Slough looked to put their cup semi final defeat behind them as they hosted the Rebels of Worthing on Saturday but ended up with a heavy defeat again against their namesakes.

Despite dominating a first half with a great showing, Slough had nothing to show for it. Michael Alexis fizzed one wide from outside the box and then some neat interplay with Ian Hodges saw him volley wide across the goal. The midfielder again went close when his looping volley came back of Chuck Martini's bar and then Leigh Mason thrashed at the loose ball and fired well wide.

Worthings first real attack resulted in their first goal just before half time. The ball was worked across to the left for the run of Mark Knee and he finished with amplomb high above Clark Masters near post. It wasn't what Slough deserved but it was a stark reminder that you need to maintain concentration even when you're firmly on top.

Worthing started the second half with an acrobatic chance from Stafford Browne with the strikers flying side volley going narrowly wide.

Slough responded with a chance through Gareth McCleary as a long ball was half cleared and the Slough forward attempted to lift the ball over Martini and into the net but Andy Lutwyche covered the danger and headed away.

Worthing doubled their lead with just over ten minutes left. Mark Knee flicked the ball back into the Slough box following Mark Avery's clearance, Andy Alexander got a feint touch on it to get it back past Avery and the ball fell to Browne, unmarked and eight yards out to leave the Worthing forward for a simple finish for a man of his ability. Slough appealed strongly for offside, but the flag remained down and Worthing's Rebels were two up.

Worthing completed the victory with five minutes left as Sam Francis received the ball on the right and his drive took a deflection off Avery which left Masters powerless to stop the ball looping over his dive and into the net.

Worthing Lineup

Chuck Martini, Tarkan Mustafa, Sam Rents, Ben Andrews, Marc Cable, Andy Lutwyche, Danny Davis, Jamie Lawrence, Andy Alexander, Stafford Browne, Sam Knee. Subs: Stewart Holmes, Shaun Grice, Paul Rofers, Sam Francis (for Lutwyche), Jamie Brotherton


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