First Goalless Draw Of The Season

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Slough Town
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Aldershot Town
Dwight Marshall
Slough's penultimate match of the season saw them play out their first goalless draw of the campaign against a below strength Aldershot side.

Former Rebels boss Graham Roberts, Reading assistant Martin Allen and scouts from Watford and Brentford saw the Rebels dominate the early proceedings.

With only a few minutes gone Richardson received a pass from Haynes and beat former Bournemouth defender Owen Coll before firing inches wide of Searle's right hand post.

On 24 minutes Richardson was involved again when his well executed back-heel fell to Marshall, who saw his shot saved by Searle only to see the ball fall to Haynes who was again denied by Searle and cleared to safety.

Aldershot had their first real chance of the game shortly after when Somner played the ball into the dangerous Andrews, but the former Peterborough & Watford man fired wide of goal.

Two minutes later Aldershot had another opportunity when Andrews again latched onto a Harvey cross, but his header went inches over the bar.

Five minutes before half-time the Rebels could and maybe should have taken the lead when intricate play between Marshall and Richardson resulted in Richardson shooting wide when all he needed to do was pass to Rainford in a clear goalscoring position.

Chances were fairly limited in the second half but Aldershot had the first half chance when Andrews beat Daly, but shot straight at Honey.

On 70 minutes the Rebels were reduced to 10 men when Rainford was sent off for his second bookable offence after arguing with the referee, when he did not agree with a decision.

But despite the Rebels being a man short, they still had a good chance to snatch a winner when Marshall played the ball into Richardson who turned Coil and hit his shot well over the bar when he should have hit the target.

With the late introduction of Ullathorne, Aldershot pushed men forward in hope of a winner. But Slough were still playing the more attractive football and, while they were managing to keep Aldershot at bay, they had a good chance of their own.

With just four minutes remaining and with what turned out to be the final chance of the match, Dwight Marshall's shot from 18 yards out saw his effort go straight at the Shots keeper.

A draw was a fair result and, despite the goalless scoreline, the match was far from a dull affair between two well-matched sides.

Aldershot Town Line up

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