12:00PM, Friday 05 April 2019
Slough Town continued their good form and stretched their unbeaten run to five league games, their best run in the National League South, as they drew 2-2 with St Albans City on Saturday.
The Rebels had to be content with a point at Arbour Park after starting the brighter of the two sides, and they twice led in the match with Sam Togwell and brother Lee grabbing the goals for the home side.
Jack Turner also made a fine penalty stop but as Slough looked to close out the win a rare error from the Slough stopper gifted the visitors a point.
“On the day I thought we played really well for the first 25/30 minutes,” said Neil Baker.
“We had a lot of the ball and I thought we were excellent and we took the lead.
“But a 1-0 lead is never safe in this league and they came back and played a lot better.
“We conceded a pretty poor goal from our perspective but a good one from theirs.
“So, like the Billericay game, we were disappointed to go into the break level.”
Sam Togwell gave the Rebels the lead after he reacted quickest to Matt Lench’s corner, but right on the stroke of half-time David Moyo pounced on a knock down to equalise and St Albans stepped up the tempo after the break.
“They came out in the second half well and Jack (Turner) made a good save from a penalty,” added Baker
“We weren’t causing them enough problems and I thought they would go on to win the game but we made a few changes to stem the flow and that helped us get back on top and to make it 2-1.”
They retook the lead through Lee Togwell's deflected strike, but the precious lead was wiped out within five minutes when Turner spilled what should have been a routine save into his net.
But, for Baker, the positives more than outweighed the negatives as the Rebels continued their unbeaten run.
“A lot of people thought we’d just see the season out after we didn’t replace senior players,” said Baker.
“But we believed in what we have.”
Next up is a tricky away trip to Hungerford Town tomorrow (Saturday).
The Crusaders, 18th, are battling to avoid the drop from National League South. Slough remain 11th in the table, seven points off seventh, with five matches to play.
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