Derby ends in deadlockBy Darrell Freeland
November 20, 2008
In a fair-spirited but competitive local derby, Bracknell Town and Slough Town could not be separated although the woodwork was struck once by each side.
Manager Byron Walton will once again be lamenting his side’s wastefulness in front of goal and despite the promising debut of on-loan striker Gavin James, more composure and a killer instinct will be needed if his side are to progress up the table.
The first chance fell to the hosts as Nathan Jack got round the outside of the full back in the tenth minute but after lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Jamie Jackson, he saw the ball strike the left post and bounce to safety.
Jack was lively throughout and only a block from Luke Evans kept the game scoreless before the same defender had to turn Jack’s dangerous cross over his own bar.
Former Marlow man and Robins scourge Yashwa Romeo sent a drive goalwards in the 36th minute but Aneke pushed the shot round his post.
The visitors almost scored in the last minute of the half as Lee Riddell hit a vicious drive which beat Aneke, dipped suddenly and bounced off the top of the crossbar.
The second period saw Slough enjoy far greater possession but it was the home side who created the better, but ultimately wasted, goal scoring chances.
The Rebels only chance of the half came in the 50th minute as James Pritchard’s corner was headed over by Ricky Allaway.
A fine run sent Errol Telemaque free down the right side and his low cross was palmed away by Jackson with James lurking right behind him.
Telemaque then wasted a glorious chance in the 66th minute. A tremendous Michael Buck through ball released him. He cut inside but couldn’t lift his shot over the goalkeeper
Jack then missed an equally inviting chance as he raced clear of the defence but saw his shot cannon off Jackson’s legs.
The final opportunity fell to Ian Harvey in the 85th minute but after going outside of Dean Harper, the youngster lashed his shot over to ensure the game ended in a stalemate.
Tuesday night sees the second attempt at Larges Lane to complete the league cup tie as neighbours Windsor and Eton visit while it’s a journey into the unknown on Saturday as Bracknell travel to newly promoted Oxfordshire side North Leigh.
Bracknell Town: Aneke, Dexter, Baddeley, Edmunds, Buck, Newby, Telemaque, Grant, James, Jack, Harvey. Subs not used: McIntosh, Woodruffe, Kennedy.