SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood was very impressed after his side beat Boreham Wood 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday.

Goals in the first-half from Ben Harris, captain Sam Togwell and James Dobson gave The Rebels a clear lead at Arbour Park.

Their task was made a little easier after the break when Boreham Wood defender Davide Stephens was shown a straight red card after a clash with Harris.

Underwood told the Observer: “It was very impressive. We had been looking forward to this game because we knew it would be our toughest test of pre-season.

“It was just the sort of game we needed 10 days before the start to the season. The boys really came through and I thought we were superb.

“It is only pre-season and it’s only a friendly but sometimes a performance and a result like that can give you that extra shot of confidence.

“In terms of where we want to be this season it gives us so much belief and I’m really delighted to be honest.”

He continued: “We scored a lot of goals last season and it’s something we’ve carried into pre-season, which is great.

“We don’t rely on one player for all our goals, people chip in all over and we had three different scorers in midweek.

“We’re always going to create chances with the way we play and hopefully we’re not using them all up at the moment.

“If we can continue to play like this we will continue to create chances and hopefully score more goals.”

Underwood added: “We went a little bit sloppy for five or 10 minutes after their lad was sent off, but after that we got very professional again.

"We kept the ball well and used our extra man, particularly in the last 15-20 minutes. We kept possession really well and could have scored again to be honest.

"Jack Turner had one real save, which was a brilliant save to make, but other than that we restricted them quite a lot really."

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