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Marshall (17), Patton (37)
Chesham United

Chesham United

League Attendance: 551 Aaron Patton
THE Rebels brought a top six finish closer with a morale-boosting win against Chesham who were duly knocked off third spot.

First-half goals from Dwight Marshall and Aaron Patton helped the Rebels consolidate their position

And it was Patton, having his best game in a Slough shirt, who stepped in with Mark Hall injured and Paul Barrowcliff on the bench to provide a commanding presence in midfield.

Patton was also instrumental in the first goal and was always looking to push forward at every opportunity.

But the main credit is due to the motivational powers of manager Steve Browne for getting the players back into a positive frame of mind after they had been dumped out of the Berks & Bucks Cup by Aylesbury.

After some early sparring, when Marcus Richardson and Marshall were looking dangerous up front, Slough took the lead after 17 minutes when Marshall collected a superb cross from Leon Townley and drove the ball home at the near post.

The second goal came 20 minutes later when Patton got the vital touch when challenging for a 50-50 ball and sent it looping towards the Chesham goal.

Former Rebel Delroy Preddie watched the flight, but realised only too late that it was not going over the bar.

When Preddie was with Slough his sense of humour was renowned - but he did not find this one very funny. The Slough players and fans, on the other hand, all exploded with delight.

Slough had further chances to increase their lead in the seond half, as when Dave Rainford, who had a good game, won a tackle and delicately chipped Preddie but the ball skimmed the bar for a goalkick. The Generals finished strongly, though they squandered three clear chances to score.

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