Rebels coast to victory in Trophy
Carbon (2), Matt Murphy, Daly, Harris, Spencer, Seedel
Date: Sunday, November 7th 2004 | Competition: FA Trophy | Attendance: 345
Man Of Match: Matt Seedel
Starting Line Up
- Jake Whincup
- Josias Carbon
- Michael Murphy
- Steve Daly
- James Saulsbury
- Alex Haddow
- Matt Murphy
- Glen Harris
- Ian Hodges
- Ryan Spencer
- Matt Seedel
Slough Town warmed up for Saturday's FA Cup tie with League One Walsall with an emphatic victory over Ryman Division One side Dorking.
The Rebels went into the match without midfield duo Darron Wilkinson and Christian Metcalfe - both nursing minor knocks - so Matt Seedel and Matt Murphy - playing in an unfamiliar deeper midfield role - took their places in the starting line-up.
It did not take long for the home side to take the initiative, and they went ahead early on. Josias Carbon crossed from the right towards Glen Harris who headed low past former Woking goalkeeper Stuart Bavestock into the net.
Just three minutes later Eddie Denton's men went two goals ahead with the best move of the match. The impressive Matt Seedel headed down and Ryan Spencer to hit the ball low into the net.
On twenty one minutes, Slough scored a third from the penalty spot after a handball in the area. Matt Murphy stepped up to confidently score.
Three became four minutes later when a cross into the penalty area from Michael Murphy found skipper Steve Daly at the far post. The Rebels captain hit a shot which skimmed off the wet surface and deceived Bavestock before hitting the back of the net.
Despite the match being all-but won this early on, Dorking did not let their heads drop and pushed forward in hope of a reply, but never really tested goalkeeper Jake Whincup in the remainder of the half.
Early in the second-half Dorking did have a chance to pull a goal back after James Saulsbury was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area. Jean Serge Musungu stepped up, but Jake Whincup guessed the right way and got down well to save.
Moments later Slough added a fifth when Alex Haddow crossed, Ian Hodges somehow pulled the ball back into play and Carbon was on hand to finish into the roof of the net.
Carbon then added his second goal of the game - and Slough's sixth - when he tapped home following a cross from Hodges.
Hodges himself then had a chance to get on the score sheet, but saw his penalty saved by Bavestock, after the Rebels striker was brought down by the Dorking goalkeeper in the area.
Seedel wrapped up victory for the home side with a seventh, with a much-deserved goal in a man-of-the-match display in an emphatic victory for the home side.