Farnborough Too Strong For Slough

Slough Town

Slough Town

Farnborough Town

Farnborough Town

Piper (24), Watson (70)
League Attendance: 512 Leon Townley
Slough's slump in the league continued today with the visit of high-flying Farnborough Town with a 2-0 reverse for the Rebels.

Goals from Justin Gregory and former Slough target Steve Watson condemned the Rebels to their fourth cxonsecutive league defeat.

Farnborough started brightly with both wingbacks, Corbett and Gregory, utilising every chance to get forward in the battle of the 5-3-2 formations, and it was Farnborough who had the better of the opening exchanges.

Gregory found some space on the left wing to put in a back post cross which was met by Corbett, but the right sided wing back could not direct his header as the ball went over.

Another former Slough target featured today for Boro in Miguel De Souza and was given the opportunity to put Farnborough into the lead midway through the first half after a mistake by White. As he was released, White regained a good postion, but De Souza cut inside and hit an awkward shot toward Honey, which the Slough keeper gathered at the second attempt with Crawshaw looking for the rebound.

Crawshaw was well tracked by Townley soon after, and the Rebels defender made an important challenge inside the area to stop the Boro attacker and put the ball out for a corner.

In the 24th minute a corner was floated into the box by Piper, and as the Slough defence went to clear the ball, it was headered back into the path of Piper who hit the perfect curling shot hitting the far post before going in with Honey stranded.

The game now began to settle with the ball being held a lot in midfield and neither defence being worried too much. The next chance of the half fell to the full back Gregory whose long range effort went narrowly over Honey's bar.

Slough had the last chance of the half, after some good work by Marshall held the ball up on the edge of the box playing the ball square into the path of Timothy, but the full back's shot went wide.

THe second half started much the same way as the first half finsished with the ball being competed for in midfield and no chances being created for either side.

De Souza for Farnborough put in a hard low cross from the right after an hour behind the Slough defence, which White nearly put into his own net with the ball going narrowly wide of the Slough goal.

Slough's first chance of teh second half came after a knock down to Lambert on the edge saw the former Reading midfielder hit his shot over the goal.

Shortly after, Bor extended their lead through Watson after some superb persistance by Piper. Piper initially won the ball about 40 yards out and ran to the edge of the Slough area before toe poking the ball through into the path of Watson whose composed finish saw him neatly lift the ball over the advancing Honey and into the net.

Slough tried their hardest to get back into the game, and with the introduction of Hall, looked a touch more likely to create something up front, but it rarely happened for Slough against a well organised Farnborough defence.

Hall had his first chance of the game with a long range effort, but it was straight at Mackenzie who was hardly troubled throughout the game.

Boro sub and fans favourite Steve Darlington came close in the late stages of the game when he was put through down the left wing but his attempted lob over Honey, wnet narrowly over the bar.

Farnborough Town Lineup

MacKenzie, Corbett, Gregory, O'Shea, Annon, Laker, Watson, Piper, De Souza, Crawshaw, Dack. Subs: Darlington (For Crawshaw 65), Harper, Taggart (Both Not Used)


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