SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood believes it was unfortunate the Rebels did not get the win after a 1-1 draw at Hemel Hempstead Town on Tuesday, writes Rob Stevens.

Slough were disappointing in a 3-2 defeat at St Albans City on Saturday but they were much improved at Vauxhall Road where a Matthew Stevens goal was cancelled out by a late Matteo Mandy header.

Underwood told the Observer: "It was a much better performance and that was really important, although it was disappointing not to get the win I thought we deserved.

"It was a close game and there wasn't much in it in the first-half. It wasn't a great spectacle but we were more solid as a team which was pleasing.

"We dominated the second-half from start to finish and were the only side that looked like scoring a goal.

"We got the breakthrough inside the last 10 minutes and it looked like being a classic away performance, but then Hemel got a goal out of nothing.

"It's two points dropped because you would hope to see out the game but it's unfortunate that we didn't get the win.

"There was a big difference from last weekend when we didn't work hard enough to stop the goals we conceded.

"We made five changes and looked a little bit more compact in midfield and harder to break down. The Hemel goal came out of the blue, which was a shame because we defended well for the majority.

"We were more compact defensively but that might have taken a little bit away from our attacking play. We didn't create many clear-cut chances but we did play some good football at times."