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Wed Apr 17 14:00
The National League U19 Alliance

Slough Thrashed At Bromley



Henriques (29, 43), Williams (60), McDonnell (87)
Slough Town

Slough Town

League Attendance: 507 Kieron Drake
Slough travelled up to Hayes Lane hoping to emulate the performance and result of the previous season, where they came back from two down to win, only to find their hosts in good form and the home side delivered a comprehensive four nil win.

Slough reverted the line up which had done well at Margate, with Michael Alexis and Adam Wallace returning to the line up in place of Darron Wilkinson and Alex Gibson, who both took their place on the bench.

Slough had the opening chance of the match when a Matt Glynn corner was headed down by Jamie Jarvis but was hacked off the line. Nic McDonnell had a great chance at the other end as Gareth McCleary gave the ball away in midfield and the ball was fed forwards to the run of McDonnell. His first touch took him outside of the advancing Drake and as he attempted to finish from a narrow angle, could not get the direction of his shot right and it went harmlessly across the face of goal.

Slough had just been let off the hook but they soon caused their own downfall. A free kick was swung into the box, in windy conditions, and as Drake came out to punch the ball clear, the keeper got caught under the flight of the ball and it struck Tutu Henriques and into the unguarded net.

On the stroke of half time, the home side were two up. Slough switched off momentarily as Bromley took a quick free kick and the resulting low shot was parried by Drake. McDonnell followed in only to see his effort saved by the outstretched foot of Drake but it fell kindly to Henriques who doubled his, and Bromley's, scoring for the afternoon.

The home side dominated the second half. Slough's game plan of containment had come apart with two relatively soft goals conceded and whilst they did have some counter attacks through the second forty five, the choice of final pass or shot always seemed to be the wrong one against a well organised Bromley back line.

Kirk Watts should have added a third with the opening chance of the half having been setup in an excellent position in the middle of the pitch and a few yards out. Whilst the ball had sat up as it arrived to him, he should still have done better than firing it well over with much of the goal to aim at.

Gareth Williams scored the goal of the afternoon after an hour. Receiving the ball some twenty five yards out, he turned inside pressure from Glynn and curled a beauty into the far top corner. Whilst he had far too much space from a Rebels perspective, it was a wonderful effort.

Drake had made another good save before Bromley completed the scoring with three minutes left. Receiving the ball just to the left of the penalty spot, the striker finished with aplomb to complete a miserable afteroon for Slough.

Bromley Lineup

Andy Walker, Mark Corneille, Sam Wood, Francis Duku, Tutu Henriques(16), Donal O'Sullivan, Peter Adeniyi, Barry Moore, Garath Williams, Nic McDonnell, Kirk Watts. Subs: Gary Drewett, Adrian Stone, Alex Tiesse, Lee Fieldwick, Nathan Simpson.


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