SLOUGH Town have suffered back-to-back defeats in the New Year after a 4-0 loss away at Torquay United in the National League South on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels began 2019 with a defeat at home to Wealdstone on New Years Day and were then beaten by the league leaders in South Deven, where a controversial red card shown to Ben Harris might have proved costly.

Harris was cautioned for a late challenge and then shown a straight red by referee Jason Richardson, who decided the striker had made obscene gestures to Torquay supporters just before half-time.

The home side took full advantage of their extra man after the break and it did not take them long to break the deadlock.

A 20-yard first-time strike from Ben Wynter went through a crowd of players and gave keeper Jack Turner no chance on 48 minutes.

Torquay doubled their advantage in the 64th minute when Jake Andrews placed a free-kick from the edge of the box past Turner.

Slough then suffered another blow as captain and central defender Mark Nisbet was forced off through injury.

The hosts added a third goal on 87 minutes as a drilled cross found substitute Ruairi Keating in space to calmly pick his spot.

The scoring was complete two minutes into time added on when captain Asa Hall calmly finished past Turner to confirm a 10th straight win in the league for Torquay.

The defeat means Slough remain in 11th position in the league table ahead of a return to Arbour Park for the visit of fourth-placed Bath City on Tuesday (7.45pm). The Rebels then host third in the table Chelmsford City this Saturday (3pm).

Burnham have exited the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy this season after a 2-0 defeat away at Sandhurst Town from Combined Counties League Division One on Saturday.

Goals in the second-half from Patrick Gardner and Paul Rake secured victory for Sandhurst in the quarter-finals tie at Bottom Meadow.

Burnham return to action in Hellenic Division One East with a trip to AFC Aldermaston this Saturday (3pm).

Langley completed a hat-trick of wins in Division Two East following their 5-0 victory away at Wallingford Town Reserves last weekend.

The win means Langley remain in third position in the table and five points behind leaders Long Crendon, who have a perfect winning record after 12 matches in the league.

Langley turn their attention to the Hellenic Supplementary Cup and a second round tie away at New Swindon College, bottom in Division One West, this Saturday (3pm).

Virginia Water did not have a fixture to fulfil last weekend and return to action with a Reading Senior Cup tie away at Division One East side Wallingford Town on Tuesday 15th January (7.45pm).

Holyport travel to Thame Rangers in Division One East on Tuesday (7.45pm), while Chalvey Sports head to Woodley United in round two of the Supplementary Cup this Saturday (3pm).