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Banbury United Development Women (H)
Sun Apr 2

Match day

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Banbury United Development Women (H)
Sun Apr 2 14:00
Thames Valley Counties Women's Football League

Rebels forced to settle for point at Histon

| League
Att: 152
0 - 0
Slough Town
Daniel Brown
Histon frustrated Slough at the Glass World Stadium on Tuesday evening, holding the Rebels to a 0-0 draw as the visitors failed to capitalise on their second-half dominance.

Slough included Wealdstone loanee Daniel Brown in the starting line-up and he impressed throughout, doing well to break up Histon’s play and rarely wasted possession.

The visitors started well and Adam Martin saw a shot deflected wide after tidy build up play between Jake Parsons and Ed Smith.

Histon settled into the game without creating a clear chance, and Slough should have taken the lead when Reece Yorke powered a shot towards goal at the second attempt, but the ball was cleared off the line by the covering Eugene Libertucci.

Scott Harris dragged a difficult chance wide of goal from a tight angle, and the hosts forced Luke Williams into a rare save as Nick Freeman’s effort from outside the box was turned wide of the post.

Smith volleyed just wide from 20 yards as Slough kept up the pressure, and Jake Parsons failed to get enough contact on his shot after he stumbled through a series of challenges.

The two sides went in level at half time, and early in the second, Freeman put a shot well wide, and Martin saw an effort well blocked.

Seconds later, Smith hit the woodwork from close range, and the follow-up shot was put over the bar.

Slough kept up the assault on Enol Ordonez’s goal, and the Spanish goalkeeper was undoubtedly Histon’s man of the match as he kept the Rebels out time and time again. It was Libertucci, though, who was on hand to clear off the line from Scott Harris’ near post header from a corner, as the home side’s defending became ever more desperate.

The home side rarely broke into the Slough half during the second period, and their only real effort at goal came from Jake Simpson, but it was straight at Williams.

Slough’s attempts to break Histon down in the final third became ever more frantic, with the home side defending in numbers and the final pass often lacking. Still, Slough should have found a goal in the final ten minutes, but Ordonez produced a fine save from James Dobson’s long shot. Then Martin was thwarted twice more, having one shot blocked and another saved on the line by Ordonez. The midfielder could well have netted a hat-trick.

Dobson curled another effort over late on as the game ended goalless. For Slough, this was a third consecutive game without a goal, whilst Histon extended their unbeaten run at home in the league since August.

Histon Line up

Enol Ordonez, Lewis McDonald, Ashley White, Miles Smith, Stuart Wall (c), Danny Rumens, Ryan Auger, Eugene Libertucci, Jake Simpson, Ayrton Bevins, Nick Freeman. Subs: Tye Phillips, Curtis Fulcher, Salim Relizani, Luis McCoy, Sam Ives.

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