SLOUGH Town are now four matches without a win in the National League South after a 2-2 draw at Billericay Town on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels last tasted success in the league with the victory against leaders Wealdstone on Boxing Day although they remain in fourth position in the table.

The match at New Lodge was given the go ahead after the pitch passed an inspection from the referee and the hosts made the better start. Odysseus Alfa was unfortunate not to break the deadlock when his shot hit the crossbar on 12 minutes.

Billericay were made to pay for the missed opportunity when Slough opened the scoring two minutes later. Returning striker Daniel Roberts got his foot to the ball and it fell to Matthew Lench who found the corner of the goal.

It is a ninth goal of the season in all competitions for midfielder Lench and he was also on target in the win against Billericay in the reverse fixture at Arbour Park back in October.

Billericay equalised four minutes before the half-time whistle as a shot from Alfa took a deflection off Sam Togwell with the ball looping over keeper Jack Turner.

The home team made the better start to the second half with a header that went narrowly wide of the goal before Turner produced a brilliant save to palm a shot over the bar that looked to be heading into the top corner.

Billericay again could not capitalise on their dominance and Slough made them pay for a second time when restoring the lead in the 73rd minute. The ball landed at the feet of George Wells inside the box and the left full-back coolly slotted home.

The hosts however were not to be denied a share of the spoils and levelled the scores in time added on at the end of the 90 minutes. After a succession of crosses into the box, captain Ronnie Henry got a touch to the ball to score.

Slough joint manager posted on Twitter: “Always gutted to concede so late in the game after a really good away performance at a really tough place. First half we were right at it, and second half against the wind had to defend really well which we did! On balance of both halves probably a fair result! Tough to take though!”

The Rebels remain in fourth position in the league table but now 10 points behind leaders Wealdstone, who won 1-0 at second bottom Welling United. Slough face the much-anticipated trip to Havant & Waterlooville on Wednesday night (7.45pm).