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Match report: Slough Town sunk by Ebbsfleet in 'sucker-punch' defeat

Slough Town 0, Ebbsfleet United 2

Victory over Braintree Town on Saturday was good enough to move the Rebels up to 18th in the table, however, their time there was short lived, with the club falling back down to 20th following Tuesday’s 2-0 home defeat by promotion chasing Ebbsfleet United.

Rakish Bingham’s brace was enough to earn the visitors all three points, although joint boss Jon Underwood was satisfied with his side’s response in the second half and felt they deserved an equaliser before being hit by a ‘sucker punch’.

The home side were on the back foot for most of the first half and fell behind in the 30th minute when Adebayo-Rowling found space on the right and whipped in a cross that Bingham touched home at the near post. There could have been more goals for the visitors in the first half, with Turner tipping Taylor’s effort around the post a few minutes later as the efforts from Saturday caught up with the ring-rusty Rebels.

However, Slough produced a spirited display in the second half, with Warren Harris seeing his shot blocked after a bustling run in the 50th minute and Ben Harris missing a great chance in the 58th minute, heading Cam McGilp’s pinpoint cross into the arms of Holmes.

Dan Roberts replaced McGilp for the closing stages, and saw his goal-bound effort blocked in the 76th minute, while Goodman threw his body in the way of Roberts’ backpost header in the 80th minute.

The visitors then netted a killer second in the 84th minute, Bingham linking up well with former Rebel James Dobson before calmly slotting past Turner. There was one further incident of note in the final minutes when Aaron Kuhl was given his marching orders for a heavy and late challenge on Solly.

The Rebels will look to respond to the setback at Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.

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