After a disastrous game on Saturday against Redditch, things got no better for the Rebels, who conceded in the first minute to Reis Stanislaus. Young goalkeeper Matt Bonnett was caught in two minds as Reis Stanislaus did superbly to keep the ball in play on the by-line, and Dan Read was on hand to slot the ball into an empty net.
Scott Harris headed a corner straight into the arms of Jamie Norris before equalising in fortuitous circumstances. Norris was left grounded and claiming a foul as he spilt a cross from James Dobson, and Ed Smith saw a shot blocked by a defender, with the ball rebounding back off Harris and in.
Nine minutes later, Slough were ahead with a well-worked goal. Jake Parsons, playing an unfamiliar role at right-back, went on a driving run forward and fed Harris on the right. His pinpoint cross was headed into the top corner by Smith, scoring his fourth goal in his last four games in the process, after a short stint at Cove.
The game was a competitive one which flowed from end to end, Slough having the better of it in the first half - but the Rebels were caught out by the pace of Joshua Andrews on 37 minutes, with Jake Parsons bringing him down inside the area after he went on a surging run. Parsons was yellow-carded, and Stanislaus smashed the penalty down the middle of the goal to make it 2-2, giving Bonnett no chance.
Egham then took the lead three minutes into the second half, and went on to have much the better of the play. Duane Antonio scored the goal, the left winger finding the back of the net with Bonnett only able to get a hand to the ball.
Antonio would prove to be increasingly influential as the second half wore on, giving Jake Parsons and Tom Moran a tough time with his pace and trickery on the left.
Slough had shown signs of being able to get back on level terms – the Rebels whipping in some good balls which Egham dealt with well – but lacked the fluency of their first half play, and could only offer a header from Ed Smith which went wide.
James Dobson went closest to finding an equalising goal, but Norris flung himself full-length to his left to turn the ball behind as the winger struck a free kick on target.
Egham made sure of their progress with two minutes remaining, Stanislaus grabbing his second goal after good work from full-back Jake Gailbraith.
Egham Town Line up
Jamie Norris, Lee Morley, Jake Gailbraith, Ryan Lake (c), Wilson Gondwe, Louis Chandler-Joseph, Joshua Andrews, Joe Chandiram, Dan Read, Reis Stanislaus, Duane Antonio. Subs: Wayne Jackson, Daniel Williamson, Ashley Quashie, Luke Muldowney.