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Slough stun Martyrs with second half comeback
11 Oct 2017, Wednesday

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Merthyr Town conceded 5 goals for the second successive league as Slough mounted a second half comeback that stunned the LoadLok Community Stadium.

In a match which took the expression a game of two halves to a new place, the Martyrs started strongly and were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes thanks to goals from Ian Traylor and Mo Touray.  Mark Nisbett then turned an Adam Davies cross into his own net to make it 3-0 on 19 minutes, and then 2 minutes later Ian Traylor made it 4-0.  Traylor also hit the post as the Martyrs looked to run riot.

The second half though saw a change in fortunes and Nathan Smart pulled a goal back within 5 minutes of the re-start with a powerful shot from the edge of the area.  Chris Flood then scored a second Slough goal.  Warren Harris then made it 4-3 with just under 20 minutes to go.  James Dobson then scored 2 goals in last 4 minutes of the game to seal a dramatic victory for the away side.

Merthyr will be looking to put the disappointment of the last 2 matches behind them when they face Gosport Borough on Saturday.

Merthyr Town line-up:

Oliver Davies, Adam Davies, Cameron Pring, Ashley Evans (c), Jarrad Wright, Scott Tancock (replaced by Curtis McDonald 73 minutes), Jaye Bowen (replaced by Robbie Patten 53 minutes), Kyle Patten, Mo Touray, Eliot Richards, Ian Traylor (replaced by Corey Jenkins 73 minutes).

Unused substitutes: Kyle Copp and Kerry Morgan.

Attendance: 355


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