Rebels go level on points at the top
Sonner (31), Burnell (45, 85)
Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2012 | Competition: League | Attendance: 106
Man Of Match: Sean Sonner
Starting Line Up
- James Warrington
- Alex Brown
- Danny Murphy
- Ollie Burgess
- Nathan Bowden-Haase
- David Woozley
- Simon Sweeney
- Adam Logie
- Danny Burnell
- Sean Sonner
- Stuart Swift
Strikers Dan Burnell and Sean Sonner continued their fine goal scoring form with a combined treble over mid-table Barton Rovers, as Slough Town won at Sharpenhoe Road for the first time.
The result owed everything to a hard-working display from all involved, as the Rebels eventually wore down their opponents and beat the imposing figure of Richard Wilmot three times to record a vital win which leaves Slough level on points with St Neots Town ahead of the mouth watering clash at the weekend.
The early exchanges were even, with Barton drilling one shot wide and Dave Woozley seeing a header parried away by Wilmot after a corner was swung in.
However, Slough were indebted to James Warrington for keeping the score level, the goalkeeper making an unbelievable double save, first pushing a shot away and then quickly recovering to spread himself and block a follow-up attempt.
Shortly after, Slough opened the scoring as Sean Sonner side footed home Stuart Swift's cut back after neat build up play from Adam Logie.
On the stroke of half time, Ollie Burgess' free kick was headed onto the post by a Barton defender, but Burnell was on hand to pounce onto the loose ball, slotting home from six yards to double his side’s lead and put the Rebels in command.
Chances were at a premium in the second half but Burnell saw a shot saved, with Wilmot recovering before Simon Sweeney could pounce.
Slough looked comfortable with their two goal lead and repelled everything thrown at them, and five minutes from time, sealed the win with a third strike. Substitute Jerome Anderson did well and brought the ball inside, and any one of three Slough players could have netted, but Burnell got there first to drill low past Wilmot and score his 50th Slough Town goal.
There was a further boost for Slough as Danny Murphy played most of the game after making his comeback from injury against Northwood the previous Saturday.