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Anderson hits first senior goal as Rebels earn point

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Att: 551
Slough Town
Anderson (16), Cumberbatch (71)
2 - 2
Eastbourne Borough
Whelpdale (28), Kendall (32)
Slough Town and Eastbourne Borough shared the spoils in what was a four goal thriller at Arbour Park, writes Henry Cheal.

In doing so, the Rebels ended a sequence of two straight defeats, with two players scoring their first goals for the club.

Alfie Anderson – another graduate from the successful U23 setup – was handed his first start after Ben Harris was forced to pull out of the starting lineup through illness. Joe Dandy also made his full debut, slotting in at right back in the absence of Josh Jackman.

Slough made the more positive start and should have scored inside the first five minutes, as Scott Davies intercepted the ball and fired just wide from just outside the box.

Then in the 16th minute, U23 forward Alfie Anderson broke the deadlock from a pass from Alfonso Tenconi, slotting the ball home with his left foot to score his first senior goal for the Rebels on his full debut.

The lead was short-lived however, as just before the half hour mark Eastbourne found a way to equalise as Chris Whelpdale converted from Trent Mahorn’s cross.

Eastbourne then proceeded to score their second goal in five minutes thanks to their prolific striker Charley Kendall, who converted past North in goal in a one-on-one situation.

Slough almost found an equaliser shortly after from Aaron Kuhl, who had an effort from 25 yards out but goalkeeper Lee Worgan got a hand to it which resulted in the ball hitting the post.

On the hour mark, Eastbourne had a goal ruled offside from Kendall, who received the ball from a through pass. It was however a questionable decision from the referee as it looked like he was onside, giving Slough a lifeline.

With twenty minutes left on the clock, Kurtis Cumberbatch levelled the scores from a Freddie Grant cross on the left hand side. Substitute Eitel Goueth challenged for the ball and it fell for Cumberbatch, who smashed a low first-time effort into the bottom corner.

Eastbourne almost regained the lead just three minutes later, but Kendall missed a presentable opportunity from inside the six yard box.

Eastbourne Borough Line up

Worgan, Elliott, Currie, Dickenson, Hammond, Luer, Walker, Whelpdale, Vaughan, Mahorn, Kendall. Substitutes: Nippard, Rollinson, Woollard-Innocent, Perez, Shaw.

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