SLOUGH Town FC saw their four match unbeaten streak end after a 2-1 defeat to Hungerford Town on New Year’s Day.

The Rebels had been in fine recent form but conceded a first-half lead to lose at Holloways Park.

After James Dobson rattled the crossbar from long range, Slough broke the deadlock just seconds before half-time.

Hungerford failed to clear a Dobson corner and Adrian Sear headed in his first goal for the club from close range.

However, the visiting side turned the match on its head in the second-half with a brace from ex-pro Alan O’Brien.

Hungerford levelled the scores in the 48th minute when O’Brien found space on the left and fired in off the bar.

Slough keeper Jake Somerville almost gifted the visitors a second goal as his missed punch allowed Lee Smith to hit the post.

Hungerford eventually secured the points when O’Brien bagged his second of the match seven minutes from time.

The former Republic of Ireland international drilled into the bottom corner after working his way into the box.

After the match, Rebels joint-boss Jon Underwood tweeted: “Not the start to the year that we wanted.

“A few lessons to be learned and we need to make sure that we bounce back quickly on Saturday.” The defeat leaves Slough in 12th position in the Southern Premier Division table ahead of a visit from rivals Burnham this Saturday (3pm ko).

Burnham FC suffered a second defeat over the holiday period after a 2-0 loss to Chesham United at The Gore.

Chesham took the lead on 38 minutes when Simon Thomas placed a Darren Purse through ball into the net.

The visitors doubled their advantage in the 48th minute as a loose ball fell to Dave Pearce, who hit a shot inside the post.

Chesham should have added a third goal in the closing stages, but Luke Allen missed a penalty after he had been fouled.

The defeat keeps Burnham in the Southern Premier relegation positions ahead of a trip to Slough this Saturday (3pm).

The Blues turn their attention towards the Red Insure Cup next Tuesday and a third round tie against Egham Town at The Gore (7.45pm).

Maidenhead United FC extended their unbeaten run five matches with a 1-1 draw against Hayes & Yeading United.

The Magpies struck first through ex-pro DJ Campbell on 13 minutes but their York Road tenants soon levelled.

Dean Inman bagged the equalising goal for the ‘home’ team midway through the first-half on New Year’s Day.

The point leaves Maidenhead in 13th position in the Conference South table ahead of a visit from Bath City this Sunday (3pm ko).

Windsor FC did not have a fixture to fulfil on New Year’s Day but are away at Epsom & Ewell this Saturday (3pm).

Holyport FC return to action with a short trip to Binfield this Saturday (3pm).

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