Slough Town v St. Albans City, National South, Arbour Park, Slough. Saturday 31st August 2019. Kick-Off 15h00
Rebels appear to be 'back on track' following two fine bank holiday victories against two 'in-form' teams. Now they must continue their run of good form with a victory against St. Albans City who recorded only their first win of the season last Monday.
The Saints, generally considered to be a team hovering around the play-off zone, have had a poor start to the season. Now they have moved up from bottom place to lie in 18th position with 6 points. Their record being P7 Home: W1 D2 L1; Away W0 D1 L2 GF7 GA11
Match results: D 0 - 0 (H) Chippenham Town; D 1 - 1 (A) Dartford; L 2 - 1 (A) Dulwich Hamlet; L 0 - 3 (H) Braintree Town; D 1 - 1 (H) Dorking Wanderers; L 3 - 2 (A) Billericay Town; W 2 - 1 (H) Concord Rangers
Goal-scorers: Joe Iaciofano (4 goals); David Longe-King (1); Rhys Murrell-Williamson (1); Darren Foxley (1).
In addition to their leading goal-scorer Joe Iaciofano, another player to watch is David Longe-King, an England C international.
Last season St. Albans City finished in 9th place in the division with 64 points, one point more than Rebels.
P42 Home: W12 D4 L5 GF34 GA26: Away W6 D6 L9 GF33 GA38. Their heaviest away loss being 5 - 0 at Hungerford Town; while their best away victory was 0-3 at Bath City.
Slough Town failed to beat them last season - drawing 2 - 2 at home (Sam Togwell, 21m and Lee Togwell 75m being their scorers) and losing 3 - 2 away (Matthew Stevens 10m, and Chris Flood 87m, netting for Rebels)
In last seasons F.A. Cup Saints beat Corinthian Casuals in the 2nd round qualifying 0 - 3 in an away replay, having been held 1 - 1 at home; they were eliminated in the next round of the competition, losing 5 - 2 (A) by Taunton Town.
In the F.A. Trophy they were knocked out in their opening, 3rd qualifying round, tie. Being beaten 0 - 2 at home in a replay, after holding Weymouth to a 1 - 1 draw in Dorset.
Bookies Odds: Slough Town Win 10/11; the Draw 11/4; St. Albans Win 3/1.
Prediction: St. Albans City will be difficult opponents to beat, however Rebels appear to be on a roll.
Slough Town 2 - 1 St. Albans City