SLOUGH were held to a 1-1 draw by Canterbury in their Investec League basement tussle at Upton Court Park on Saturday, but it was a game they should have won.

The Pink and Blacks now find themselves second from bottom in the Premier Division standings, with only the winless Kent side below them.

Once again it was a similar tale of playing well and creating scoring opportunities without being able to hit the target.

They started the game well and scored on 13 minutes through Kitty Baccanello, but they managed to hold the lead only until the 25th minute when Agustina Alvarez equalised.

For the rest of the game, it was Slough who seemed the more likely side to score again and it looked as if they had done so when Mel Ball fired home.

However, it was disallowed by umpire Cathy Wright as she deemed the ball into the circle had been delivered at a dangerous height.

“The goal should have stood,” said skipper Kat McGonigle. “The umpire thought the touch that lifted the ball was the initial hit, but it wasn’t, it was the deflection.”

With Lou Bevan also striking the Canterbury crossbar, it simply was not Slough’s day.

And it did not get any better on Sunday when they lost 4-1 at Bowdon in a re-arranged fixture.

They kept their hosts at bay until three minutes before half-time when Charlene Mason broke the deadlock.

Tilly Dyos-Szolkowska and Sian French scored in quick succession in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, before Ball pulled one back on 53 minutes, only for Megan Batchelor to add Bowdon’s fourth a minute later.

The Pink and Blacks next fixture is on Saturday 23rd February when they host University of Birmingham.

To add to their woes, Lucy Wood is sidelined with concussion.

Slough men's mini-revival came to a crashing end on Saturday when they lost 7-2 at Premier Division Two leaders Guildford.

This Saturday they host Blackheath & Elthamians at Upton Court Park.