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The Vanarama National League South

Rebels come back to claim point against Rams

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Att: 280
Slough Town
David Deeney (pen 56)
1 - 1
Beaconsfield Town
Upward (43)
Sean Fraser
Slough Town came back from a goal down against Beaconsfield to claim a point in an uninspiring Bank Holiday match.

The starting line-up showed a number of changes, with Sean Fraser making a decent full debut at right back, Ollie Burgess playing on the right side of midfield, and a left side of Dominic Rhone and Stuart Swift.

The first half was extremely uneventful, with Slough playing high balls up to Danny Burnell and Sean Sonner with increasing predictability – mainly dealt with by a SYCOB defence led by veteran Nevin Saroya. It was a tactic which saw the midfield battle too often completely, and neither side had created any chances to test their opposing goalkeepers until, two minutes before the half time whistle, Nathan Jack showed pace and trickery to beat Rhone and put in a cross, which the unmarked Ryan Upward headed past Simon Grant.

Grant made his first proper save from Jack early in the second half, and then Slough upped the tempo, winning a couple of corner kicks. The second led to Rhone's goal bound header being stopped on the line by full-back Sam Grayley after it had beaten. The resulting red card for Grayley left SYCOB to play for 35 minutes with ten players, and Slough with a penalty kick, which David Deeney fired past John Nydall to level the scores.

Slough had more of the ball following the equaliser, but again failed to create anything, and were guilty of giving the ball away cheaply. Despite the introduction of a third striker, Ben Abbey, Stuart Swift's shot from 20 yards with around five minutes remaining was Nydall's only real save – the goalkeeper catching a succession of crosses with ease, watching others drift wide.

SYCOB could have snatched a winning goal in the final minute as Jack burst clear on the break, but wasted the chance as he could neither beat Grant nor square the ball to a frustrated team-mate across the penalty box.

Beaconsfield Town Line up

John Nydall, Sam Grayley, Craig Carby, Nevin Saroya ©, Ashley James, Nathan Poulton, Ryan Upward, Anthony Page, Adam Bernard, Gavin James (Dennis Fennemore), Nathan Jack. Subs not used: Michael Ajanjekoko, Sam Walters, Robert Lazarczuk.

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