SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood is confident that the Rebels have found some form after a 2-1 win against Billericay Town on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels were the underdogs as promotion-chasing Billericay travelled to Arbour Park, but the home took the lead as Matthew Lench found the back of the net after 32 minutes.

The visitors equalised through Moses Emmanuel seconds before half-time, but that did not deter Slough who won the points when Manny Williams scored from the penalty spot in the 70th minute.

Underwood believes the Rebels caused Billericay problems with the wind behind them in the first half before defending well after the break.

He told the Observer: "It was a little bit like the previous week with people not giving us much of a chance with Billericay going for promotion.

"It's well-documented the players and resources they have so we were definitely the underdogs, but we've hit a little bit of form and are playing well at the minute.

"We benefitted from having a good surface and there was some good football played on the ground. It was a good performance from us on a windy day.

"We had the wind behind us in the first half and used it well with crosses and long throws into the box. We got the first goal from that and had a number of other chances as well.

"We caused them problems with the wind behind us and felt we were worth the one-goal lead at least heading in the break.

"Billericay then hit us with and equaliser right on half-time and that was a real blow. We felt that if we were going to win the game then we had to be in front at half-time.

"When Billericay got the goal and had the benefit of the wind behind them in the second half they probably fancied their chances, but we stood up strong and defended really well.

"We deserved to win because, although we created fewer chances going forward in the second half, we still caused them problems while limiting what they could do.

"Jack Turner had to make two very good saves but we restricted them outside of that."

The win featured a much-needed goal for striker Williams, his first league goal this season, but Underwood explained his experience has been valuable to the younger players in the squad.

He said: "It was a good finish from Manny. He used all of his experience to put it away and it was great for him to get a goal.

"He has found goals a little bit hard to come by but probably hasn't played as much as he would like.

"He's a fantastic lad in the way he carries himself and his attitude whether he's in the team or not.

"Manny is getting a little bit of a run now which is great for him and he will be really important to us for the rest of the season.

"He's really important to the younger lads up top that are new to this level and someone that they can learn a lot from."

The win means Slough remain in 12th position in the National League South table ahead of a trip to leaders Woking this Saturday (3pm).