Derby defeat for Rebels

Slough Town

Slough Town



Willment (49, 83), Lewis (58)
League Attendance: 224 James Pritchard
Burnham FC put in a commanding second half display against struggling Slough Town to ruin former assistant manager Derek Sweetman's first game in charge of the Rebels.

After a scoreless first half, Dave Mudge's side notched three unanswered goals to run out comfortable 3-0 winners. Skipper Dan Willment bagged a brace for the Blues either side of new signing Graham Lewis' second goal for the club.

Chances were few and far between in the first half amid the unseasonal blizzard that gripped Holloways Park in the opening period, but young Tom Attrell had a great chance to put Slough in front early on. The winger round himself unmarked at the back but fired high over Max Aneke's cross bar on three minutes.

The versatile Ryan Bird, playing in central of defence on this occasion, had the Blues best early opportunity when he headed just wide from right-wing corner.

Leone Yarnie had a great chance to after 26 minutes, but he somehow shot wide from close range after Slough's debutant goalkeeper Lee Carroll found Daryll Jones' Cristiano Ronaldo-style free-kick too hot to

At the other end the Blues had Aneke to thank for keeping them on level terms at the break. Terry Davies broke the offside trap down the right and pulled the ball back for Dan Jeffries whose shot from 12-yards out seemed destined to nestle in the bottom right hand corner. However, the massive Nigerian goalkeeper somehow got down and palmed the ball away to safety.

The Rebels' faithful could feel an upset on the cards at half-time, but any thoughts of this were soon put to bed by the impressive Willment. Just three minutes into the second period he kept his head to slot the ball home after a scramble in the Slough box.

Seven minutes later the lead was doubled when Yarnie headed down a Jones corner and Lewis slammed the ball home from a yard out.

Both sides made a rash of changes in the final quarter but there was to be just one further addition to the scoreline, and it came after the best move of the match.

Leone Yarnie found space out wide on the left and laid the ball into the path of former Rebel James Suarez on the edge of the Slough box.

He cleverly teed up Willment who expertly curled the ball into a postage stamp sized gap from the left edge of the D to give the scoreline a more emphatic appearance.

Burnham Lineup

1. Emeka Aneke, 2. Adam Durrant, 3. Chris Owens, 4. Ryan Bird, 5. David Stevens, 6. Dan Willment (c), 7. Jeff Brown, 8. James Suarez, 9. Leon Yarnie, 10. Graham Lewis, 11. Darryl Jones. Subs: 12. Dan Bass, 14. Richard Jeffrey, 16. Daniel Rose, 17. Jagdeep Makh.


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