Ten-man Slough beaten by Bath

Slough Town

Slough Town

Bath City

Bath City

Wilson (pen 52, 90), Morton (66)
League Attendance: 421 Temi Eweka
Ten-man Slough fell to a 0-3 defeat at home to Bath City, with the game turning on its head after Scott Davies saw red for the Rebels, writes Sam Pryke.

It was a frantic start to the second half as Davies unleashed a raking effort from 30 yards which was tipped wide for a corner by Max Harris.

This was to be Davies' last positive contribution on proceedings as shortly after, Sonny Cox lobbed Will Dennis after a crisp counterattack, and with Davies desperately scurrying back he tipped the ball over the bar and denied a certain goal.

Scott Wilson coolly converted the subsequent penalty to give the visitors the lead.

The complexion of the game changed as Bath grew in confidence, Dennis being alert on a couple of occasions to prevent Slough from falling further behind.

On 65 minutes, the visitors were in full control and Temi Eweka sublimely cleared off the line after a low strike from Tom Smith looked destined to ripple the net.

Just a minute later, the visitors doubled the lead as James Morton curled a left footed strike into the top right corner of the net, leaving Dennis with no chance.

Ogo Obi tested Harris between the sticks as Slough searched for a route back into the game, but the stopper was equal to his effort.

In stoppage time, The Romans added a third after Slough chased the game, Wilson curling beyond Dennis from the left side of the box.

Despite a scrappy opening period, Slough threatened first after Matt Lench whipped in an in-swinging corner met by Shane Bush, but he glanced the header wide.

Chances were few and far between in what was a cagey affair, Lench firing over from distance midway through the first half.

Dennis had been a spectator until the 23rd minute where Wilson sent a crisp effort from the edge of the box straight into his midriff.

On 32 minutes, the game livened up and the best chance of the half fell to the Rebels.

Matt Burgess got into a great position at the back post after superb hold up play and distribution from Elliot Benyon, but his low effort was diverted wide thanks to the foot of Harris.

As the first half concluded Lench found Bush again from a free kick on the right, with Bush towering a header just over the bar.

Immediately after, Dennis had to be alert to claw a corner away from danger after a swift Bath counterattack.

The red card was the turning point in this encounter, with Bath taking full advantage and closing the game out despite a valiant effort from Slough.

The Rebels are back in action this Saturday as they host Worthing looking to bounce back from a tough evening.

Bath City Lineup

Harris, Dyer, Batten, Parselle, Hayfield, Smith, Frear, Lines, Wilson, Morton, Cox. Substitutes: Clarke, Ford, Spokes, Minzamba.


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