SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker believes their persistence is being rewarded after a 1-0 win at Woking in the National League South on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels extended their unbeaten run in the league to four matches when a first-half goal from Francis Amartey was enough to beat leaders Woking.

Baker believes their performance at the Kingfield Stadium deserved all three points and he explained Slough have a squad that are working hard for each other at the moment.

He told the Observer: "It was a solid performance and a really big win for us. We probably created more than Woking did and were the better side on the day so deserved the victory.

"Woking had a great chance in the first minute but their lad missed a sitter from two yards. That was a real let-off for us because had they gone in front it probably would've relaxed them a little bit.

"We then grew into the game and caused them problems. We won the battle in midfield and defensively we were very solid so they didn't really threaten us.

"The game was one of the main reasons we wanted to get into this league, for experiences like that. To play in front of 2,500 spectators and beat a sie like Woking.

"The fans just keep on getting better and better and our support away from home has been phenomenal this season."

The goal from Amartey, 19, is his second in four appearances for Slough and Baker hopes the Rebels will see more of the striker this season.

He said: "Francis has a lot of pace but he's still raw. He has got a lot of learning to do, when to track back and shut down defenders, but he has got some attributes as well."

The win means Slough have moved up one place to 11th position in the table, seven points behind the play-off spots with six league matches remaining this season.

Baker added: "When we went on a little run without winning it wasn't because we weren't playing well as such. We didn't get the rub of the green at times and that happens in football.

"We wanted to do things and play the right way. We didn't change too much or panic but persisted with it and are now getting the rewards.

"We've made one or two changes in terms of personnel and only brought in younger players but they're also really hungry.

"People thought we were going to struggle when we let some players go, the likes of James Dobson, Scott Davies and Chris Flood, but we've got a group that are working hard for each other.

"We will continue to go exactly how we have been all season, positive and working hard, nothing changes for us.

"Anyone that comes in has to buy into that because if they don't work hard then they will be exposed pretty quickly."