Rebels Good Form Continues

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Att: 431
Slough Town
Moller (53)
1 - 0
Salisbury City
Matt Murphy
Slough Town continued their superb home form with another win and another clean sheet at Stag Meadow, thanks again to the solid defending trio of Steve Daly, Martin Moller and James Saulsbury, combined with some safe goalkeeping from Jake Whincup.

Eddie Denton gave debuts to two players, those being Matt Murphy and Sam Shepherd, in to replace Matt Seedel and Darron Wilkinson respectively.

Slough started brightly enough with chances falling for Hodges, whose header was cleared off the line following a Harris corner, and debutant Murphy, who didn’t get enough power on his header to trouble Kevin Sawyer in the Salisbury goal.

Slough weren’t having it all their own way though as Whincup showed what a talent he is saving well down to his left as Wallace had broken through the Slough defence.

Shepherd nearly opened the scoring soon after when a Harris free kick was inadvertently knocked down into his path, but the tenacious midfielders half volley smacked the post before being cleared to safety with Sawyer in this instance a mere spectator.

Last years top scorer Hodges nearly added to his tally for the season latching onto a great aerial ball from Saulsbury, but again, the final touch lacked the power to beat Sawyer. Carbon also found that final touch to be lacking, after a good move and cross left the wing back in a position to volley home, but at a difficult angle, his weak effort was comfortable smothered by the visiting keeper.

Slough got the breakthrough they were looking for eight minutes into the second half. A Glen Harris corner was met by the head of Martin Moller. The Dane’s powerful downward header fortunately evaded everyone before bouncing into the roof of the net, and doubled the Dane’s goalscoring tally for the Rebels.

Slough nearly doubled their lead shortly after when Murphy slotted Carbon in, but the former Oxford man’s sidefooted effort was well saved and held by Sawyer.

Matt Murphy, who had played well on his debut, had the chance to extend Slough’s lead, but could not control his shot as it sailed harmlessly over after being put through by Glen Harris.

Slough reverted to type this season, and defended deeper to protect their solitary goal lead using Matt Murphy as an outlet upfront where possible. Despite intermittent pressure from the visitors, aside from a goal line clearance from Alex Haddow, they rarely threatened Jake Whincup in the Slough goal as Slough played out the second half and maintaining the proud record of being yet to concede at home this season.

Salisbury City Line up

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