Rebels Progress In Trophy

Slough Town

Slough Town

Boot (34, 54)


FA Trophy Attendance: 341 Tony Boot
A goal in each half from striker Tony Boot ensured the Rebels progress in the Trophy competition, and a visit to avenge last seasons F.A. Cup defeat at Lewes with another game at the Dripping Pan.

Wembley had the opening chance of the game through the ineffective Deji Davies, but his lobbed effort was saved by Zepherin who was making his return to the side today. Stephen Hale had the Rebels first opportunity of the game on the quarter hour mark. Fortunate bounces gave the striker some room on the edge of the area, but his effort was weak and Trye was able to save comfortably.

Wembley should have taken the lead after 19 minutes when Davies was clean through with only Zepherin to beat, but the young French keeper celebrated his return to the first team pulling off a good save low to his right. The game then took a lull as neither side looked able to create any real efforts at either end. The next chance of the game was the opening Slough goal as Tony Boot's alertness got him in a position to poke a headed backpass past the onrushing Tyre from around 14 yards out.

The second half started brightly for Slough as they began with a renewed vigour after some choice words from manager Steve Browne at half time. Ryan Spencer broke down the right flank and was able to cut inside. His cross to the awaiting Steve Hale at the back post was parried by the ekeeper and as a result Hale was unable to make proper connection and his headed effort hit the top of the bar before going out.

Shortly after, Boot extended the Slough lead when a long kick from Zepherin was flicked on by Hale and Boot was on hand again to lob the ball over Trye and see the ball bounce just before the line and into the roof of the net. Two minutes later, Boot should have sealed his hat-trick with a relatively easy chance. A poor goal kick from Trye fell to the striker and as he progressed in the right wing channel, he shot wide with only Trye to beat.

Boot again nearly added to his tally when he was released in the left wing channel. Cutting inside he shot from a narrow angle and the ball struck Trye's left calf and stopped a yard out allowing Gareth Paxton to clear. Substitute Alvin Bubb again nearly added to the scoreline when played in by Tony Boot, but Trye was equal to the wingers effort with a good save low down to his right parrying the ball out for a corner.

Wembley Lineup


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