SLOUGH Town are out of the FA Trophy this season after a 3-2 defeat against Weston-super-Mare in the third qualifying round at Arbour Park on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Weston took the lead inside 14 minutes when a bad backpass was latched onto by Marlon Jackson and he found the back of the net.

The Rebels equalised in the 31st minute as James Dobson delivered an inviting cross into the box and Ben Harris was on the end of it to smash home.

The home side were not level for long however as their National League South rivals restored the advantage just three minutes later.

A tremendous goal from a short corner saw George Nurse finish into the top corner.

Slough were quick to respond as striker Harris got his second goal in the tie sixth of the season on 39 minutes.

The Rebels moved the ball quickly through midfield to find Dobson down the right hand side and his cross was inch perfect for Harris to head home.

Weston scored the winning goal in the 68th minute as Gethyn Hill avoided the offside trap and was on his own inside the six-yard box to tap home a cross.

The home side were reduced to 10 men on 71 minutes when centre back Guy Hollis was shown a second yellow card for pushing a Weston player into the advertising boards.

The visitors had the ball in the net for a fourth time five minutes from the final whistle but the effort was ruled out for offside.

Slough joint-manager Jon Underwood told the Observer: “It was an important competition because we’re not going to be in the FA Cup forever and it would’ve been nice to have a Trophy run as well, but it wasn’t to be and obviously that’s disappointing.

“We made six changes down to the fact that some people played 120 minutes in the FA Cup and we wanted to freshen things up.

“It wasn’t down to who came in and them not being good enough, but the number of changes, plus we used a different system to accommodate certain players that we wanted to get on the pitch.

“I still feel we had enough quality and on another day we could’ve won it.

“It was a very open game and every manager is this league can’t believe Weston are bottom because they play some great football.

“Weston took their chances but in the second-half we had opportunities so it could have gone either way, but we will have to put it behind us very quickly

“When you have a big result in the FA Cup, and you put so much emotion and adrenaline into it, the phrase the lord mayor’s show is often used.

“You get a big win but then come crashing back down to earth and that’s so common in football

“If we made no changes and got beat people would say you should have freshened things up, so it’s very hard to know what is the right thing to do.

"We can't play the same people week-in-week-out and that's just one of those things.

"I'm disappointed to go out but we now have a bigger priority game this Sunday.

"We had chances and it was certainly and open game, plus we were impressed with Weston

"We had a player sent off with 20 minutes to go but kept on pushing. We had a couple of chances but could not take them."