Entertaining Game But Sides Share A Point Each



Knee (47), Andrews (76)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Mason (51 pen), Telemaque (61)
League Attendance: 394 Kieron Drake
Both sets of Rebels had to be content with a point following this entertaining 2-2 draw at Woodside Road which had a bit of everything.

Goals, bookings, dismissals, penalties, and a heated exchange between all the players near the conclusion of the game meant the spectators certainly got their moneys worth!

A quiet first half from both sides with the only chance of note falling to Slough's Matt Miller as he forced a good save from Rikki Banks in the Worthing goal.

Two minutes into the second half, Worthing took the lead. Joe Keehan beat Steve Daly down the right and floated the ball into the far post. Mark Knee brought the ball under control before cutting in and then passing the ball back across the goal and into the corner of the net.

Within four minutes, Slough were back on level terms. Errol Telemaque was adjudged to have been fouled in the area and Leigh Mason stepped up to convert the penalty, high to the right hand side of the goal with Banks having incorrectly guessed the other way.

Ten minutes later, Slough took the lead having comfortably seen out some crosses from the home side which hadn't resulted in headers to trouble Kieron Drake. Slough worked the ball down the right to Mark Bartley who fed the ball low into the area. Jamie Lawrence was only able to prod at the ball and it sat up nicely for Telemaque who thrashed the ball home from twelve yards out.

Slough were then reduced to ten men as captain Steve Daly picked up his second yellow card but Slough continued to defend well in the absence of their talismanic captain.

With just under fifteen minutes remaining, the home side did draw level as a high free kick into the box was headed home by Ben Andrews at the far post.

The handbags came out with around five minutes left when Banks took offence at Telemaque not returning the ball, pushing the striker over. Players from both sides, and even management from both benches all got involved, and it led to Telemaque, Slough coach Carl Marsh, Mark Bartley and Worthing's Sam Francis were all shown the red card for their involvement in the scuffle.

Despite having two players less, Slough held on under intense pressure for the closing minutes and picked up what could be a valuable point later in the season.

Worthing Lineup

Rikki Banks, Joe Keehan, Mark Knee, Lawrence (c), Ben Andrews, Andy Lutwyche, Danny Davis, Leo Day, James Fraser, Liam Collins, Andy Alexander. Subs: Jamie Brotherton, Stuart Axten, Paul Rogers, Sam Francis, Karl Akehurst.


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