Rebels held by Terras at Arbour Park

Slough Town

Slough Town



League Attendance: 976 Matthew Lench
A frustrating afternoon in sunny Slough ended goalless as neither side could find a breakthrough over the 90 minutes, writes Freddie Gatrell.

Chances were scarce for both teams, with Slough Town being the better of the two sides throughout the match.

The first 20 minutes were a cagey affair, with no clear chances for either side. The first meaningful opportunity fell to the Rebels at the 20th minute mark when a goalmouth scramble, caused by Dan Bayliss' aerial prowess, led to Weymouth's Gerard Benfield spilling the ball in front of the goal, but it was somehow cleared off the line.

Johnny Goddard was unfortunate not to score on the 40-minute mark as a powerful driving run from the attacker left him with plenty of space and time to unleash a powerful effort. However, his goal-bound shot was clawed away by Benfield.

The second half was similarly frustrating for the hosts, who saw chances from Nathan Minhas and Johnny Goddard go unconverted. The biggest opportunity of the game came in the 63rd minute when Minhas found himself behind the Terras’ defence, and he squared the ball for a straightforward finish for George Alexander. However, the striker's effort somehow trickled wide, much to the disbelief of the home supporters.

The remainder of the game was played in the Weymouth half, but despite the injection of pace with the substitution of David Ogbonna, it was not enough to break the stalwart Weymouth backline, who appeared content with sharing the points with the Rebels and never once threatening Rohan Luthra in goal.

Despite the frustration of the afternoon at Arbour Park, this result sees Slough Town remain unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions, with the club's last defeat dating all the way back in early September. Another positive was the attendance of 976, the Rebels’ second highest so far this season, taking the average league gate to 810.

The stalemate leaves Scott Davies' side sitting in 20th place in the league table. The Rebels now face a tough away trip to National League side Ebbsfleet United in fourth round qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup, where the team will be hoping to continue their unbeaten streak and cause an upset.

Weymouth Lineup

Benfield, Brooks, Cheshire, Thompson, Howe, Hamblin, Slade, Bearwish (c), Goodship, Touray, Roberts. Substitutes: Rowan, Bolton, Rees, Thomson, Rollinson.


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