Match Report by Jack Smith Jr

 

Concord Rangers 2

Sheriff 3, 59

Slough Town

B Harris 49

HT 1-0

Att 253

Concord conquer visiting Slough at a very windy Aspect Arena to remain at the top of the early League standings.

The Beachboys were off to a sharp start with the nippy Decarrey Sheriff reacting quickest to a loose ball to bat it home from close range.

Ben Harris for the Rebels was a constant danger aerially and should have done better when nodding wide from an excellent rangy cross from Max Worsfield.

Guy Hollis came close to equalising towards the end of the half, heading hard against the crossbar from a well rehearsed corner routine.

The blustery conditions were making it difficult work for both teams, however it was Slough who took advantage of some slack defending which saw Harris again reacting well to a wind assisted delivery, heading home to restore parity.

The hosts though are made of sterner stuff and went immediately in pursuit of retaking the lead. It came again through Sheriff who timed his run perfectly to meet Danny Green’s perfectly threaded ball, before rounding keeper Jack Turner and passing effortlessly into the empty net.

Sheriff came agonisingly close to notching his hat trick but for a stunning sliding tackle by Scott Davies to block the sitter he would otherwise had lapped up.

Joel Nouble made life a misery for makeshift right back Warren Harris on numerous occasions late in the game somehow leaving the field without adding to the tally thanks in part to some inspired goalkeeping.

Entertainment rating – 3/5

Star man – Decarrey Sherrif (Concord Rangers)

Referee – Jacob Miles

Line ups

Concord Rangers – Haigh 7, Olufemi (c) 7, Claridge 7, Roast 8, Pollock 7, Cawley 7, Green 7 (Gardner 67), Krasniqi 7, Sheriff 8 (Okojie 80), Blanchfield (Moncur 16 6), Nouble 8

Unused Subs – O’Donoghue, Reynolds

Slough Town – Turner 8, Wells 6, Hollis 7, Togwell (c) 6, Worsfield 7, Lench 6, B Harris 8 (Bird 52), Williams 7 (Grant 69), W Harris 6, Davies 7, Amartey 6

Unused Subs – Trinovas, Armsworth, Fraser