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Tue Nov 28

Match day

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Flackwell Heath (A)
Tue Nov 28 19:45
The Vanarama National League South

Rebels Suffer Cup Upset

| FA Cup
Att: 104
Erith Town
Cable (30)
1 - 0
Slough Town
Adam Logie
Slough Town, who have enjoyed a very promising start to the season in the Central Division of the Southern League, disappeared without trace from the FA Cup following an abject performance against Erith Town from the Kent League yesterday.

The home side deserved to progress after the travelling Rebels fiddled and fumbled their many opportunities away following a recent brilliant period that had seen them score fourteen goals in their previous three matches. They managed to still look a classy side, but the superb Tim Roberts in the home goal hardly seemed troubled as he comfortably controlled his penalty area throughout the game.

Unfortunately for the travelling Slough faithful, goalkeeper Jamie Jackson had a dreadful moment on the half hour as the ball popped out of his hands and ran loose allowing Rikki Cable to score the goal that decided the tie for Erith, after which the Rebels squandered chance after chance throughout the rest of the game.

The further time went on, the more Erith seemed the more certain to take the honours, and towards the end they grew in confidence and seemed on the brink of increasing their lead. In the final stages Slough desperately substituted Simon Martin by bringing on assistant manager John Lawford, who had retired from the game a couple of seasons ago.

The vital missing ingredient from the Slough attack may have been the suspended Sean Sonner, but the fact remains that it’s Erith Town who will progress into the next round while the sizeable number of travelling Slough fans will be involved in an important league match instead at the end of the month.

Erith Town Line up


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