Slough Town v Chesham United

3pm  2 January 2017

Southern League, Premier Division
Slough Town 1 Chesham United 2 (att 918)

One of the pluses of this season has been the return of Slough Town FC to the town and to a ground of their own for the first time for a few years.

Arbour Park is still a work in progress, with the main stand taking an impressive shape but not yet open for business. The facilities that are available are good though, with a smaller seated stand on the far side and two terraced and covered ends.

Even with its artificial pitch it's a better venue than many of the new non-League grounds that spring up these days, and as a club with a good level of support I wonder if the venue will be the catalyst for Slough to climb the leagues.

They're currently going well in the Southern League Premier Division, although this home defeat to local rivals Chesham will have dented their hopes of making it to the National League South for next season.

All seemed to be going the home club's way when they took a first half lead, but early in the second period they switched off at the back and allowed Chesham to score twice in a minute, to the delight of their contingent of travelling fans.

Once they were ahead Chesham never looked like losing the lead, and for all Slough's effort they created little in the way of clear chances. I suspect it'll only be a temporary setback for Slough Town though.

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