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The Vanarama National League South

Rebels lack killer instinct but Browne is still upbeat

Slough Town

Slough Town

Hawthorne (66)
Farnborough Town

Farnborough Town

Dublin (36), Omigie (2-0)
League Attendance: 707 Junior Haynes
Missed chances left Slough Town without any points against a sharp and determined Farnborough side at Wexham Park on Saturday. Boro brought two former Rebels back to Wexham Park in Lee Endersby, in the team last season, and old favourite Jimmy Brown, now assisting manager Graham Westley.

Slough were looking disjointed at times, with the midfield creating little in clear-cut opportunities but although they were still missing eight regulars out with either flu, injury or suspension, they battled well for the 90 minutes. It was generally an even first half with chances at either end being denied by some excellent goalkeeping. But with Boro looking sharper to the ball in midfield it was not long before they took the lead.

On 36 minutes Watson, under no pressure on the right, put over a good deep cross which was always curving away from the keeper and Keith Dublin rose well at the far post to head it down into the opposite corner of the net.

Slough found themselves two down as Joseph Omigie picked up the ball in midfield and ran at the defence, who disastrously backed off him and the tall attacker produced a class lob to beat Honey, who was not that far off his line.

Slough to their credit responded well and on 66 minutes got back into it with a goal that looked as though it happened in slow motion. Richardson juggled into the box and seemed to place a shot towards goal but it was picked up by Mark Hawthorne who steered the ball home low into the corner.

Slough's latest signing Junior Haynes made his debut on Saturday and had a decent game considering he is not fully match fit. The midfielder, who signed on a contract basis from Carshalton last week, distributed the ball well and got in some useful crosses.
Haynes joined Carshalton in a club record £5,000 fee from Sutton United and had previously been with Hayes and Tottenham. Slough boss Steve Browne said: "I've brought in Junior Haynes who I feel can do the sort of job that Lee Archer was doing for us last season."

The defeat against Farnborough means that Slough have not won at home in the league since September, but Browne was upbeat with the team's performance. He felt against a more settled and improving Farnborough side who probably had one of their best games of the season, Slough worked hard and had enough half-chances to have got something out of the game.

He said: "I'm disappointed with the result but not with the performance. The team competed well and showed the right spirit particularly in the second half and I felt we deserved to get something from the game. It must be appreciated that with the injuries we have, there are several people in the team not that used to playing alongside one another. I thought that against a settled Farnborough side we did well and might have even snatched a result.

I hope the fans will stick with us because once everyone is back, there's so much potential there to put a string of results together for us to enjoy a good second part of the season.

Farnborough Town Lineup


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