Sub Seals The Win

Slough Town

Slough Town

Marshall (32), Richardson (63)
Ebbsfleet United

Ebbsfleet United

Grime (22)
League Attendance: 455 Dwight Marshall
An inspired Steve Browne substitution helped the Rebels take maximum points against Tuesday's Full Members Cup opponents at Wexham Park on Saturday.

Slough had much of the early possession but the visitors looked the more threatening when they came forward.

Dwight Marshall was the main threat from Slough.

Marshall saw his shot saved after he was put through on goal by Mark Pye on seven minutes and on 19 minutes his flick from an acute angle went over from a Leon Townley header.

Gravesend took the lead on 22 minutes from a counter attack.

Jimmy Jackson's run down the left ended with a cross to the far post and Dominic Grime headed home from close range.

Slough pressed in search of an equaliser and got one on 32 minutes.

A poor clearance from Darren Gowler hit Dave Adekola with Marshall latching onto the ball.

He out-ran Ross Edwards before shooting past keeper Nicky Desborough.

Marshall worked hard to gain Slough the advantage before half-time but they lacked the invention.

The visitors applied a bit of late pressure, but it was to no avail.

The second period saw Slough increasingly creative and they had many chances early on.

Adekola was involved in all these opportunities but he wasted them.

On 53 minutes a Mickey Engwell corner was fumbled by the keeper, leaving Adekola with an easy chance, but his shot was weak and blocked on the line.

Three minutes later he failed to find the target from a Dave Rainford corner.

On 63 minutes Richardson put the Rebels in front.

A long ball from defence fell to him.

He then beat two defenders before finishing his superb run by flicking the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner.

Slough were now well in control and never looked likely of surrendering their lead.

On 74 minutes a long ball from defence found Marshall through on goal, but he took too long with his shot and was tackled.

Gravesend only really made an impact in the last five minutes, with Slough beginning to look careless after they had dominated for most of the match.

Deep into injury time, a Grime cross found Jackson at the far post, but his close range shot went just wide.

Slough, however, thoroughly deserved the victory, which lifted them up a place into eighth in the Ryman Premier Division.

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