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Sat Dec 7
15:00

Match day

Team logo
Braintree Town (H)
Sat Dec 7 15:00
The Vanarama National League South
3rd
34pts

Ducks On The Rampage With Four Goal Haul

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Att: 707
Aylesbury United
Clarke (6), Bangura (43), Marshall (47), Williams (78)
4 - 0
Slough Town
Quite simply Slough were outpowered, outpassed and outclassed by promotion hopefuls Aylesbury United yesterday in a woeful performance by the away side which saw the Rebels lose by four goals at Buckingham Road.

Despite a promising looking start to the match the Rebels soon found themselves behind after only six minutes. Former Slough youth team striker Dwain Clarke beat the offiside trap and from an acute angle on the left he fired the ball low past Zepherin to put the home side a goal ahead.

They should have doubled that lead ten minutes later when a cross from Clarke found it's way to Chris Bangura at the far post. The striker shot wide into the side netting when he should have put the Ducks two-goals ahead. The Rebels were not playing well at this point. They continued to pass the ball around the pitch; keeping possession, but in areas of the half that did not threaten the Aylesbury defence at all. They desperately missed Veli Hakki's creativity in midfield.

However, they did have a couple of half chances just before the break. Simon Ullathorne hit a deflected free kick just past the post, then soon after Darron Wilkinson climbed at the far post to meet Michael Gilkes' cross. His headed lacked power though and went straight through to Adam Wheeler. With just two minutes remaining before the break, the away side found themselves two-goals behind. Former Slough striker Dwight Marshall put Bangura clean through on goal and the striker fired low past Zepherin into the net.

Any hopes the Rebels had of getting back into the match soon faded after half-time when Marshall picked out Bangura in the area, he passed the ball back to the unmarked Marshall to score against his former club. It was a very sloppy goal to concede from Slough's point of view.

Aylesbury could have added more goals in this half as they continued to dominate the match. With twelve minutes remaining they scored again when right back Greg Williams ran past the nonexistent Slough midfield and shot high left footed past Zepherin into the top corner of the net.

As the game was won Aylesbury sat back and this gave Slough a couple of chances to pull a goal back. The first chance fell to Sammy Winston when he shot at Wheeler from a tight angle. Then the second came from Steve Stott when his forceful run forced a good save out of the home goalkeeper.

However the game was lost and Steve Browne's men will have to put in a much improved battling performance against Maidenhead on Tuesday night if they wish to progress through to the Berks & Bucks final at Adam's Park, Wycombe later in the season.

Aylesbury United Line up

Wheeler, Williams, Risley, Boothe, Paris, Coppard, Clarke, Silverstri, Marshall, Bangura, Joe. Subs: Gordon, Stanbridge, Linnard

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