Glynn Is No Tonic

Slough Town

Slough Town



Tappin (75), Glynn (83)
AC Delco Cup Attendance: 353
Goal-starved Slough were shown the fine art of forward play by former Rebel Terry Glynn on Tuesday.

Old boy Tel Glynn made the first and scored the second of the two goals which stunned Wexham Park and dumped Slough out of the AC Delco Cup.

Manager Alan Davies watched enviously as Glynn helped Division 1 Basildon cause an upset and hand the Rebels their third home defeat on the trot. Davies praised the experienced striker, who has had two spells at Slough, by saying: "How many times did he give the ball away? He had one chance all night and stuck it in. “

As Basildon attacked on the break with 15 minutes to go Glynn timed a perfect pass into the path of Bob Tappin, who pushed a neat shot low past Trevor Bunting to give his side the lead.

With seven minutes to go the move was reversed. Tony Knight's clearance was blocked on the edge of the box and Tappin slipped the ball through for Glynn to clip elegantly into the corner.

Misplaced Slough at no stage of the game displayed a touch anywhere near as clinical when the ball got anywhere the Basildon penalty area. Although at times they played some neat approach work, their decisive final balls into the box were all too often misplaced and the forward line received little to no support from a deep lying midfield unit.

Add to those failings a surprising lack of commitment among the many of the Slough side and the end product was a performance more depressingly weak than anything the Rebels have come up with this season. A low drive from Kevin Tilley that was easily handled by 'keeper Main was the Rebels' first shot on target, although hardly a serious threat, and the best chance of the first half came Basildon's way just before the interval.

A long ball downfield found Tappin racing away onside and getting to the ball a long time before Bunting, who was rather slow off his line. But the Rebels 'keeper made amends by getting into position to block the visiting forward's shot.

Slough had little to offer in midfield in the absence of the flu-stricken Keith White and Devon Petty and Jimmy. Jacobs rarely got into their opponents' box. Kenny Wilson fought a lone battle up front as the likelihood of a Rebels defeat seemed to grow by the minute.

Basildon, who had two men booked for fouls, scared the home side after 65 minutes when Bunting was forced to leave his line to clear from just inside his area, Glynn failing to chip the ball over the 'keeper as he raced back towards his line. Knight did well to win two important headers in the box after a poor clearance from Jeff Bateman and full back Kerchell came forward to flash a 20-yard shot just outside the post.

A minute later came Basildon's first goal and after Main had pushed away substitute Rowan Dodds' fierce cross shot Glynn added number two. That signalled the end of Slough's interest in a cup competition they had a real chance of winning and when Petty finally ventured into the Basildon area to strike the inside of the post with a minute left the Slough fans were beyond caring.

Match Stats:
Corners: Slough 6, Basildon 4.
Attempts on target-off target- blocked: Slough 5-4-2, Basildon 7- 3-2.
Slough attempts: Waites 2-0- 0, Tilley 1-0-0, Wilson 1-0-0, Dodds 1-0-1, Jacobs 0-2-0, Petty 0-1-0, Brown 0-1-0, Woodcraft 0-0-1.

Basildon Lineup

Main, Martin, Kerchell, Hadley, Wiseman, Hibbert, Brooks, Lumsden, Glynn, Tappin, Simpson. Subs: Norman, Page (not used).


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