Rebels maintain play-off push

Slough Town

Slough Town

Edgeworth (5), Taylor (10og), Martin (45), Sharif (60, 75)
Aylesbury United

Aylesbury United

Ayodele (20)
League Attendance: 261 Mo Sharif
Two goals from winger Mo Sharif helped Slough Town maintain their push for the play-off's with a convincing 5-1 home victory against Aylesbury United.

In need of victory with Sutton Coldfield hot on the Rebels tails in the race for fifth position it was Slough who started brightly. They took the lead with their first real attack of the match.

A long-ball by Chris Seeby found Paul Edgeworth through on goal. The ball bounced kindly for the Rebels skipper who was able to hit the ball on the half-volley off the underside of the crossbar into the net.

In their quest for more goals, which may prove crucial in the deciding league places Slough then had two further chances, but were denied by the woodwork on both occasions. First through a Simon Martin header, then from another Edgeworth effort that hit the post and rebounded to safety.

Slough were not to be denied a second-goal, though it came in bizarre circumstances when Ducks captain Tyrone Taylor mistimed his header which looped past goalkeeper Jack Stilltoe into the net.

Ten minutes later Tony Joyce's men were back in the match when Kevin Ayodele bundled the ball into the net from close range following a save from the recalled Slough keeper Jamie Jackson.

Buoyed by their goal the away side began to look dangerous as they began to play some nice football. As a result the match became more of an even encounter.

But it was the Rebels who almost went further ahead when Seeby turned and shot in the area only to be denied by a fine save by Stilltoe.

Just before half-time Slough added a third when a cross into the area by Steve Sinclair was headed into the net by Simon Martin.

With the heat at Holloways Park taking it's toll the second-half took a while to get going, but on sixty minutes Slough wrapped-up the points. Mo Sharif cut through the Ducks defence and coolly slotted the ball into the net.

Fifteen minutes later Slough's young teenage winger added his second after Martin's initial shot was saved but Sharif was on hand to slot home the rebound.

Minutes later he could have been the second Rebels player to score a hat-trick this season when a cut back from substitute Garry Sippetts found the winger. His shot was superbly saved again by Stilltoe - who again had an excellent game much like in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

The away side almost gave their excellent supporters something to cheer about with minutes remaining when a free-kick by Taylor hit the outside of the post and rebounded to safety.

Aylesbury United Lineup

Sillitoe, James, Mealor, Toms, Bartley, O'Grady (Moore), Montgomery, Ayodele (Nicholls), Harewood, Taylor, Clarke.


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