Rebels maintain good form with win at Beveree

Hampton & Richmond

Hampton & Richmond

Slough Town

Slough Town

Amartey (69)
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Slough Town are now unbeaten in their last seven games after edging past Hampton & Richmond Borough at the Beveree Stadium, writes Richard Ali Imaghodor.

The crucial moment of the match came with 21 minutes remaining, as on-loan Francis Amartey showed his pace, strength and composure to put the Rebels into a lead they managed to hold on to.

The Rebels started the game off strongly as Josh Jackman – making his 200th appearance for the Rebels – had his effort blocked on the edge of the box after winning the ball back in the final third.

The game then became very cagey as the majority of the football was played in the middle of the pitch, which was very difficult for either side to play football on.

Momentum shifted to Hampton & Richmond as a short corner was played to Sam Deadfield but thankfully for Slough, he scuffed his shot wide.

Sam Deadfield became a threat again as his powerful effort from the edge of the box was saved by Will Dennis.

As the second half commenced, Slough played great football around the penalty box and Johnny Goddard had his shot kept out by Alan Julian.

The Rebels again played fantastic football near the opposition box as Matt Lench played a deep cross towards Elliot Benyon, but his header was also kept out by Julian.

Hampton also had chances to take the lead – Dan Wishart’s brilliant free kick was kept out by a super save by Will Dennis.

Daniel Rowe thought he had put the home team in front, but his flicked goal was chalked off after the linesman lifted his flag for offside.

And with 69 minutes played, Slough took the lead thanks to the brilliance of Francis Amartey.

A magnificent ball was played over the top towards Amartey who sprinted through on goal and he kept his cool, rounding Julian and blasts the ball into an empty net.

Slough kept their composure and their guard up as they constantly defended every Hampton & Richmond attack, defending cross after cross, blocking shot after shot.

In the 83rd minute, Tommy Davis was shown a second yellow card and then sent off after a cynical challenge on Benyon.

The extra man advantage just about allowed Slough to claim all three points to stretch their unbeaten run and to go seven points clear of the relegation zone.

The Rebels face off against Chelmsford City at Melbourne Stadium on Monday night.

Image: George Beck

Hampton & Richmond Lineup

1. Alan Julian, 2. Luke Jenkins, 4. Dean Inman, 9. Tommy Wood, 10. Jake Gray (c), 12. Daniel Rowe, 14. Connor Kurran Browne, 15. Dan Wishart, 17. Sam Deadfield, 18. Tommy Davis, 21. Shane Dunne. Substitutes: 3. Ruaridh Donaldson, 5. Luis Fernandez, 6. Jaden Crowhurst, 8, Alfy Whittingham, 13. Endurance Johnson.


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