A FIRST half brace from Ogo Obi sentenced Concord Rangers to a fourth straight home league defeat as Slough Town ran out 2-0 winners at the Aspect Arena.

The first of Obi's two strikes came just past the half hour mark with the former Hemel Hempstead striker giving the visitors the lead with a well taken finish.

Obi and John Goddard played a neat one-two with the latter sliding the ball to the by-line for the former, where Obi cut inside and lashed home a fierce strike that went in off the crossbar from an acute angle to hand the Rebels the lead.

Ten minutes later Obi doubled Slough's lead with the 24-year-old taking advantage of some sloppy defending from Concord.

An attempted through ball from Goddard fell into the path of Aron Pollock, the defender attempted to clear the danger but mishit his clearance allowing Obi through on goal.

The Slough striker shrugged off the Concord skipper and slotted the ball into the bottom corner for his second of the evening and third of the campaign.

The Beach Boys grew into the game as it ticked into the second half with the hosts being denied a route back into the game by visiting goalkeeper Will Dennis.

James Blanchfield lifted the ball over the top of the Rebels defence to pick out Mo Bettamer.

The Libyan took the ball down nicely before letting fly but he saw his effort kept out thanks to a fine reaction save from AFC Bournemouth loanee Dennis.

This impressive save from Dennis was enough to secure the Rebels their first clean sheet in six games as the Rebels record three points against Rangers for the first time since 2018.

Concord on the other hand haven't kept a league clean sheet since they last played Slough in early December; a run that now spans across 11 games.

A defeat also brings to an end the Beach Boys' five game unbeaten run against their Berkshire opponents.

Rob Small's men return to action on Saturday with a trip across the Thames to take on a Welling United side that are winless in five games and without a goal in their last three matches.

Concord remain bottom of the National League South table.

Concord Rangers: Beeney, Popo, Thomas, Pollock, Monville, Blanchfield (Ogunwamide 68'), Williamson (Hernandez 68'), Bettamer, Kyei (Manor 46'), Burton, Modeste