SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker believes the FA Cup first round replay against Sutton United will be a fantastic tie for the football club, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels produced a brilliant performance to earn themselves a replay following a 0-0 draw with National League Sutton on Saturday.

The visitors came close to winning the tie at Gander Green Lane, but Baker explained the draw is still something to celebrate and he cannot wait for the replay at Arbour Park on Tuesday 20th November (7.45pm).

He told the Observer: "To come to Sutton and not concede is fantastic, so it has been a great day, but it could've been an amazing one.

"Full credit to Sutton because they're tough and strong, everything we expected. They haven't been scoring loads and loads of goals but do seem to eek out victories.

"They've picked up seven points from their last three matches and sitting in the play-offs with a game in hand, so they're a good side.

"They started better than we did, but we played our way into the game and were the better side in the second-half.

"It took them an hour for their first corner and they only had one in the game, so to limit them to that is really good.

"Sutton started to hit their diagonals in the last 10-15 minutes to try and put us under pressure and Jack Turner has had to make one or two good saves, but other than that he had a pretty easy afternoon. I'm sure it will be different in the replay.

"It was an absolute guaranteed penalty from what we could see. I don't think the referee was in a good position to see it and the fourth official said, that as far as he was concerned, it was a penalty.

"Ben Harris had two great chances. One he stabbed into the ground and it just went over and, to be fair, the keeper made a good save from the other one.

Bake continued: "It could have been even better and we could've possibly won the game, but we've not got a fantastic tie against Sutton at Arbour Park and what a great Tuesday night that's going to be.

"The fans were absolutely amazing on Saturday and hopefully they'll get behind us for the replay and we can pack the place out.

"I think a draw at Sutton is something to celebrate and we can now look forward to the draw on Monday and the replay next Tuesday.

"We are delighted and it's a big thing for us to come to a side that's higher up in the pyramid and get a result, so we're looking forward to the replay."

Slough and Sutton will share ball number 32 in the second round draw, which will be made live on BB2 from 7pm tonight (Monday).

Baker commented: "It's always nice to be involved in any FA Cup draw and, although we're not officially there yet, we can still look forward to it and what might be."

The Rebels turn their attention to the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup and a home tie against Chalfont St Peter on Tuesday (7.45pm), before a return to action in the National League South at home to Woking this Saturday (3pm).