Sinclair & Sonner goals secure the points

Slough Town

Slough Town

Sinclair (59), Sonner (73)
Bedworth United

Bedworth United

League Attendance: 241 Sean Sonner
Second-half goals from winger Steve Sinclair and debutant Sean Sonner helped Slough claim three valuable points against a workmanlike Bedworth United side.

On a cold, miserable and wet day Slough had most of the possession early on and could have taken the lead in these opening stages when Sonner fired over from close range.

It was the away side though who had the best two chances of the half, both falling to Robert Beard.

His first effort brought Goalkeeper Ricky Perks into action with a smart save at his near post. His second came minutes later when the ball was cut-back to the lone frontman. He fired the ball against the bar when it looked easier to score.

Ten minutes before half-time Sonner again came close to opening his account for the Rebels when he found himself through on goal. The striker hit a weak effort which on-loan Aston Villa goalkeeper David Bevan almost palmed into his own net.

Slough continued to control the match in terms of possession in the second-half. They almost scored within minutes of the restart when a short corner between Sinclair and Chris Herron saw the latter fizz the ball across the six-yard area which only needed a touch to open the scoring.

Just moments after this United nearly scored themselves when Sam Shilton - son of former England goalkeeping legend Peter - saw a goalbound shot bravely blocked by Simon Sweeney.

The Rebels created the next chance of the match when a long-throw by Sonner found its way to Danny Jordan. He headed into the grateful arms of keeper Bevan.

It looked more-and-more likely that the Rebels would go ahead, and the Rebels did on fifty-nine minutes. Defender Dean Harper superbly found Sinclair wide on the right, and with Bevan well outside his area the winger lobbed the goalkeeper to grab his second-goal in as many games.

Slough were firmly in the driving-seat now and could have scored again when Jordan found skipper Paul Edgeworth on the edge of the area. His fierce strike was beaten away by Bevan.

On seventy-three minutes Slough wrapped-up the points when Edgeworth found himself clean through on goal. Just as it looked as though he would shoot he unselfishly pushed the ball into the path of Sonner who slid home Slough's second-goal of the match.

Slough then almost added a bizarre third when a shot from outside the area by Grant Avis hit a divot in front of Bevan's goal, with the ball going inches over the crossbar.

In the remaining minutes the away side thought they were back in the match when Fazel Koriya turned the ball in from close range only to be denied by an offside flag.

Bedworth United Lineup

Bevan, Moran, Lee, Mowl, Cummins, Squire, Koriya, Connelly, Beard, Kabongo, Shilton. Subs: Petty, Lenton, Mewies, Bailey, Shepperd.


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