SLOUGH Town extended their unbeaten run in the National League South to seven matches after a 1-0 win against Welling United on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

A wonderful goal from Billy Clifford secured a huge three points for the Rebels at Arbour Park and moves them to within three points of the play-offs with three matches remaining this season.

The home team had a call for a penalty early on when Josh Jackman seemed to be pushed in the back, but all claims were waved away by the referee.

The best chance for Welling in the first half came after 34 minutes as Mohamed Bettaman was played through but great goalkeeping from Jack Turner saw him turn the ball wide.

Slough had a chance to break the deadlock two minutes before the break when George Wells fired on goal. The ball took a deflection off Simon Dunn which wrong-footed keeper Daniel Wilks but it bounced agonisingly wide.

The Rebels had the best chance of the match six minutes into the second half when Jackman passed to Matthew Lench but his effort hit the side netting.

Welling had their first attempt on target in the 64th minute thanks to a header from Danny Mills but Turner was equal to it.

The hosts took a deserved lead through an absolute pile-driver from Clifford after 71 minutes. It is the midfielder's first goal for Slough since joining the club on loan from Billericay Town back in February.

The Rebels had keeper Turner to thank for keeping them in front inside the last 10 minutes as Mills broke through the defence and shot at goal but the number one was equal to it.

The win means Slough remain in 11th position in the table but now just three points behind the play-offs after six of the 10 sides above them all suffered defeat on Saturday.

Slough travel to mid-table Oxford City this Saturday (3pm) before hosting relegation-threatened Eastbourne Borough in their final match at home this season on Easter Monday (3pm).