Pre-season: Two for Ben Harris in win at Burnham

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Togwell (34), B Harris (57, 66), Grant (83)
Slough made the short trip to Burnham to mark the reopening of newly-renamed 1878 Stadium with new 3G playing surface, and to give supporters the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to Manny Williams.

After a tight opening period in which the hosts sat back and soaked up pressure, Ben Harris went close as he hit both posts – firstly direct from a free kick, and then the striker cannoned the rebound back off the opposite post.

Eitel Goueth had the ball in the net on 22 minutes but was ruled offside, and later Lee Togwell found himself one on one with former Rebels goalkeeper Carl Dennison, but he was denied.

Slough cranked up the pressure and eventually took the lead when Lee Togwell followed up to score after Guy Hollis had headed a corner onto the crossbar.

Dennison made another super save from point blank range to deny Harris on the stroke of half time.

The second half again saw Slough denied on a number of occasions. Togwell’s early effort was blocked by Dennison on the line, and minutes later Goueth embarked on a 50-yard run only to see his dinked effort blocked by the stopper. Dennison required lengthy treatment following the collision, and made way for young goalkeeper Carter Allen.

Slough added a second on 57 minutes as Harris’ glancing header from Lench’s corner found the net.

Allen made a good save from Goueth on the hour mark but could not prevent Harris adding a second on 66 minutes after Goueth and Gabe George combined down the left to create the chance.

Burnham pulled one back when a rebound was converted after Jonathan North made a save.

Chances continued to arrive for Slough, and substitute Tom Derry was denied by a great save from Allen from the penalty spot, then moments later the goalkeeper saved again from George Hunt.

The scoring was complete seven minutes from time in somewhat controversial fashion, with Freddie Grant’s effort from the edge of the six yard box wrongly adjudged to have crossed the goal line after hitting the crossbar.

Image: Philip Benton

Slough Town Line up

Jonathan North, Sean Fraser (George Hunt 64), Mark Nisbet (Scott Davies 64), Guy Hollis, Freddie Grant, Matt Lench, Gabe George (Paul Hodges 73), Eitel Goueth (Joe Lawal 73), Lee Togwell (Josh Jackman 64), Aaron Kuhl, Ben Harris (Tom Derry 73).

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