FC suffer again with fourth defeat on the spin

FC manager Craig Faulconbridge
FC manager Craig Faulconbridge

Aylesbury FC’s woeful run of form continued as they slumped to a fourth straight defeat in a 4-1 defeat to Slough Town.

The Moles never got going at Haywood Way and Slough brushed them aisde without too much effort to keep their slim play-off hopes alive, writes Jools Thomas.

The game was only 10 minutes old when the first goal was scored with Ed Smith stroking the ball home from a right wing cross.

On 20 minutes FC scored their first goal from open play in over three games.

A lofted Kevin Ayodele ball was met by Sonny French who headed the ball over a despairing Jamie Jackson and into an empty net.

It was a rare moment of quality on a miserable evening for FC.

Slough’s lead was regained when on 38 minutes another cross was played in from the right hand side and although the initial strike was blocked, Ryan O’Toole scored from the rebound.

Four minutes later and a corner was met at the back post by Adam Martin whose powerful header beat both keeper and defender to give the visitors a deserved 3-1 lead at the break.

Slough started the second half in the same mood as they finished the first and it took Smith minutes to complete his hat-trick with another easy tap in.

Sonny French provided one of the few sparks of excitement on 55 minutes when his mazy run ended with a powerful shot that Jackson did well to parry.

By this time Slough had taken their foot off the gas and it at least allowed Aylesbury to have a bit of a go at the visitors’ goal.

Kwasi Frempong saw an effort go round the post from a Luke Abraham cross and this effort was followed by efforts from Davis Haule and Lynton Goss, both of which cleared the bar.

With three consecutive home games at the Affinity Investments Stadium within the next few days, FC will have to defend with much more conviction and provide much better service to the strikers if the season is not to end on a negative note.

FC now host Daventry Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).