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Football round-up: Slough Town frustrated by stalemate with Tonbridge Angels at Arbour Park

Daniel Darlington

Football round-up: Slough Town frustrated by stalemate with Tonbridge Angels at Arbour Park

Slough Town 0, Tonbridge Angels 0

Slough Town lacked that clinical, killer, touch in front of goal as they were held to a goalless draw by improving Tonbridge Angels at Arbour Park.

The Rebels came into the clash off the back of Tuesday’s disappointing exit from the FA Trophy, and appeared to carry a hangover from it into this afternoon’s league clash.

That said, they had their chances, with Josh Jackman’s 22nd minute drive well saved by Angels’ keeper Jonathan Henly, before Warren Harris and Matt Lench both had chances, the latter driving wide from just inside the box.

Tom Derry then went close for the visitors, firing just wide of Jack Turner’s post after exchanging passes with Small in the 45th minute.

The Rebels should really have taken the lead in the 57th minute, when Francis Amartey wriggled free from his marker but put the ball wide of the post from about 12 yards out.

But Tonbridge had chances of their own to rue with Ben Greenalgh seeing his goal-bound effort blocked in the 62nd minute and Derry putting the ball over the bar from a good position.

The Rebels pushed for a late winner, but the returning Lee Togwell was denied by Henly in the 79th minute and the match finished all square.

Slough drop a place to third in the table ahead of next Saturday's home game against Braintree Town.


Tooting & Mitcham 0, Marlow 0

Substitute Jordan Brown was sent off in the closing stages as Marlow ground out a goalless draw at Tooting & Mitcham this afternoon.

Once again the Blues picked up more dismissals than goals on an afternoon when chances were at a premium for both sides.

After three successive 1-1 draws in the South Central Division, the Blues were looking for their first league victory since October 19, when Waltham Abbey were beaten 2-0 on the road.

But it wasn’t to be, the main talking point being Brown’s 79th minute red card, only minutes after came onto the field as a second half substitute for Kelvin Bossman.

The 12th placed Blues are set to host Hertford Town next Saturday (December 7).


Lydney Town 0, Flackwell Heath 3

Flackwell Heath got back to winning ways with a fine 3-0 away win at Lydney Town this afternoon.

Marcus Richardson’s men have struggled of late, slipping down the league to 15th ahead of kick-off. But today’s win sees them rise five places up to 10th.

They host the side just below them in the Hellenic Premier Division, Longlevens, at home next Saturday.


Fairford Town 2, Burnham 4

Burnham got back to winning ways in fine fashion with a 4-2 away win at Fairford Town.

Matty Ayres fired them in front after 22 minutes, sliding the ball home from six yards out after Gavin James’ shot was parried by the keeper. A second followed just before the break when James rifled a shot into the back of the net.

Ayres made it 3-0 shortly after the interval, again anticipating well to turn home the rebound after the Fairford keeper had saved. Fairford pulled one back in the 69th minute and nerves were frayed for a time, but the points were wrapped up when James and Ayres combined to tee up Blount, who drilled home the side’s fourth with 10 minutes to play.

Burnham are up to ninth ahead of Wednesday's visit to Brackley Town Saints.


Wokingham & Emmbrook 2, Holyport 3

Holyport defended resolutely, and rode their luck at times, as they held on for a 3-2 win away to Wokingham & Emmbrook in Hellenic League Division 1 East.

The teams were locked at 1-1 at the interval but Derek Sweetman’s side did just enough in the second half to secure their seventh win of the season. A quick-fire double after the interval gave them a measure of control, but the Sumas hit back late on and missed chances to level things up before the final whistle.

Port are fifth in the table ahead of Tuesday’s Reading Senior Cup tie with Marlow United at home.


Marlow United 2, Milton United 4

Marlow United’s grip on second spot in the division was loosened as they were beaten 4-2 at home by Milton United. It sees James Pritchard’s side fall to fourth in the table.


Wigan 1, Reading 3

Three goals in five minutes from Romanian forward George Puscas saw Reading come from behind for victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Joe Garner fired the home side ahead from a rebound in the first half, but the Royals came storming back in the final 10 minutes.

First Lucas won Reading a spotkick which Puscas converted before the forward added a further two in the 80th and 84th minutes to cap off a fantastic finale.

Reading are 18th in the Championship but move to within two points of 17th placed Charlton Athletic.

They host Birmingham City next Saturday (December 7).


Windsor beat Yateley United 4-1 in a friendly at Stag Meadow. The 14th placed side host Tuffley Rovers next weekend.

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