SLOUGH Town extended their unbeaten run in the National League South to six matches after a 2-1 win at Hungerford Town on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels took the lead inside two minutes at Bulpit Lane when a George Wells shot rebound to Mark Nisbet and the centre back found the back of the net for his second goal of the season.

The visitors doubled their advantage in the 32nd minute as captain Marvel Ekpiteta diverted a Matthew Lench corner into his own net.

Hungerford came close to pulling a goal back before the break but Marcus Johnson-Schuster was denied by a brilliant save from keeper Jack Turner.

The Crusaders did have the ball in the net two minutes into the second half but the assistant referee had his flag raised for offside.

The home side eventually scored when Danilo Orsi-Dadomo found the back of the net after 65 minutes.

Slough then had a big shout for a penalty after a challenge on Lench inside the box but nothing was given by referee Tom Bishop.

The Rebels were reduced to 10 men as centre back Guy Hollis was shown a second yellow card in the 70th minute.

It is the fifth time the centre back has been sent off in his Slough career and the third time this season.

The visitors had Turner to thank for holding on to all three points after he made a brilliant save to tip a shot from Noah Chesmain around the post.

Slough joint-manager Neil Baker told the Observer: “We were up against a side that has been fantastic recently and in great form, but from our point of view we did well and it was another good victory.

“We knew we were up against a good side that would work hard for each other, but we showed our experience in the first half. We got a two-goal lead and might have been more.

“We were unfortunate not to get a penalty for a foul on Matthew. We were furious at the time because it was such an easy thing to give.

“It wasn’t meant to be and Jack made one or two decent saves to keep us in front.

“We defended well and held out with 10-men for the last 20-25 minutes.

“It’s the third time this season we’ve picked up points playing with 10 men and that shows the great character we’ve got.

“Guy got himself sent off and they came at us a little bit, so the final whistle was a good sound for us in the end.”

Baker continued: “Guy shouldn’t have been booked in the first place but, having been booked, he made a poor challenge when he didn’t need to make a tackle.

“He can be a whole-hearted player that makes strong tackles but he has got to learn to be ultra careful when he’s already on a yellow card, so there were no complaints for us.”

The win means Slough remain in 11th position in the league table and six points behind the play-off spots with four matches remaining this season.

Slough return to Arbour Park for the visit of third-placed Welling United this Saturday (3pm).