Nightmare start sees City slip to Slough loss

City suffered a fourth successive league defeat this evening, going down 2-0 against Slough Town at Arbour Park. They got off to the worse possible start when a mix-up between Jack Batten and Ryan Clarke allowed Tenconi to lift the ball into the net with just four minutes on the clock. The striker was then denied a second goal on 19 minutes by a stunning close range block by Clarke. Around the half hour mark City did fashion two good chances, Tom Smith diverting a low Elliott Frear cross wide and Joe Raynes ending a great run with a shot he couldn’t kept down, but the hosts went into the interval with their narrow advantage intact. They almost doubled this lead three minutes into the second half when Tenconi’s shot came back off the post. However, there was no escape for City on 56 minutes when Kuhl got free down the left and his cross was turned into his own net by Raynes. Then in the 67th minute the Rebels should have made it 3-0 when they were awarded a penalty for a foul by Callum Wood, only for Clarke to superbly save Kuhl’s spot-kick. City couldn’t take advantage of this boost though, Slough closing out the victory with few scares.