Five-star Rebels stun Uxbridge

Slough Town

Slough Town

Brown o.g. (5), Swift (30, 64), Logie (44), Martin (90)


Tompkins (3), Fitzgerald (7)
League Attendance: 315 Adam Logie
Slough returned to league action after their FA Cup exploits to take part in a seven-goal thriller at Holloways Park.

A frantic first half which witnessed three goals in the first seven minutes saw Slough fall behind twice, before putting the tie to bed in the second half.

A Gavin Brown own goal, a double from Stuart Swift, which included a spectacular long range effort, and strikes from Adam Logie and Simon Martin completed the scoring for the Rebels.

This match was played in front of a decent Bank Holiday crowd of 315 and provided plenty of entertainment on Monday afternoon, and was good enough to keep the Southern League chairman, Mr Ken Turner happily content for the full ninety minutes as both sides looked to play the attacking game.

In fact the first seven minutes provided as much excitement as many games do in seventy when the visitors surprised the Slough faithful by leading the Rebels by 2-1 very early in the game.

A crazy sort of kick off by the home side led to an opening goal coming in the first minute without the ball even entering into the Uxbridge half when Craig Tomkins slipped the ball past Jamie Jackson and into the net to shock the home supporters.

This unexplainable lead lasted for just four minutes when clever work by the Slough strikers bamboozled Gavin Brown into conceding an own goal to equalise.

Scarcely had the cheers of the home fans died down than Uxbridge struck again with another simple goal as the home defence fell apart once more, making the same mistake as they had earlier in the game, as Robert Fitzgerald rolled the ball past Jackson to take lead again for the visitors. Only seven minutes played and the home side were trailing 1-2.

The Rebels soon picked up their game and began to take the match by the scruff of the neck, keeping Matt Burton busy as the pressure built up. On the half hour Stuart Swift floated a perfect shot from twenty yards past Matt Burton to equalise, much to the relief of the home crowd.

This was a signal to the Rebels to take over the advantage at long last and in the final minute of the first half Adam Logie scored his second goal of the weekend when he fired past Matt Burton with a perfect volley following a free kick.

The second half saw the Rebels gradually taking charge of the situation, stretching the lead further with a second goal from Stuart Swift to give Slough a commanding lead in the 64th minute following which the home side began to dominate.

The victory was sealed in injury time when substitute Craig O’Connor struck the bar with a perfect lob, the ball rebounding to Simon Martin who, with the goalkeeper at the other end of the goal, rolled the ball home into the empty net, thereby lifting Slough up to second place in the Central Division for the time being.

Uxbridge Lineup

Burton, Brown, Thomas, Fitzgerald, Dennison, Carter (c), Green, Warner, Cicero, Moore, Tomkins. Subs: Farrell, Hall, Kanani


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