Slough Fall At Braintree

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Att: 875
Braintree Town
Revell (51, 68)
2 - 1
Slough Town
Harris (16)
Glen Harris
Slough travelled over to champions elect Braintree hoping to delay the title celebrations for the Essex side but could not complete an unlikely double over the side they picked up their first win of the season against all the way back in August.

Slough opened the scoring in the sixteenth minute with a wonderul strike from Glen Harris. The ball came out to the midfielder twenty yards out after his initial effort had been blocked and his looping volley went into the top corner.

Slough kept the hosts at bay well for the remainder of the half. One strike from Steve Parmenter from outside the area was superbly tipped over by Michael Parkin, deputising for the injured Clark Masters, as the Rebels held onto their slender lead into half time.

The home side stepped up their game, no doubt following a verbal bashing ringing through their ears at half time, and dominated the second half. James Hawes shot wide from the left and Alex Revell got them back on level terms just six minutes in. Receiving the ball on the right, the strikers controlled finish past Parkin sparked a sense of relief in the ground.

A slick team move with quick interchanging of passing left Braintree with a glorious chance to get in front but they somehow missed from close range. They did get themselves in front with another strike from Revell and this one was a beauty. Mark Jones played the ball in from the back, Carl Griffiths laid the ball back to Revell and the striker finished with the outside of his left foot, curling away from Parkin and into the corner.

Parmenter fed the ball into Revell and an acrobatic effort for his hat-trick was met by an equally acrobatic save from Parkin to keep the striker out.

Slough's only chance of the second half saw Mark West shoot directly at Danny Gay when well placed but the home side were worthy of their win, and their upcoming title.

Braintree Town Line up

Danny Gay, Billy Burgess, Mark Jones, Ollie Adedeji, Paul Lorriane, Brad Quinton, Steve Parameter, James Hawes, Carl Griffiths, Alex Revell, Louis Riddle. Subs: Eugene Ofori (for Parmenter), James Barker (for Griffiths), Jermaine Hunter, Steve Good, Nick Morgan.

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