SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker has hailed the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup win as a great way to finish what has been a successful season for the football club, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels

won their 15th Senior Cup and first since 1981 after

a 3-0 win against Reading Under 23s

in the final at Larges Lane.

A goal from captain Sam Togwell plus a Manny Williams penalty kick gave Slough a clear lead heading into the break, before Josh Jackman secured the victory with a stunning strike late on.

Lifting the County Cup caps off a fine campaign for the club, having finished mid-table in their first year back in the National League South and reaching the second round proper for the FA Cup for a second successive season.

Baker told the Observer: “I’m delighted. It’s a great way to finish the season. I thought we managed the game really well against a good, young Reading side, who moved the ball very well.

“We probably just used our experience a little bit. We were low in numbers but really delighted with how it panned out.

“It’s been a nice way to end the season and the lads have deserved to win something. They’ve had a really good year and we look forward to pushing on again next season now.

“We started quite well. Reading moved the ball and were always going to keep it at times, but we were in control.

“Reading scored and, to be honest, we were quite happy to hear the half-time whistle. They had got on top at that point.

“Maybe we were a little bit worried about how we might be in the second half, but we managed the game so well that they didn’t really create too many problems.

“I’m really pleased and there was a great attitude from the lads.”

He continued: “Financially it has been a good season because of the FA Cup.

“To finish where we did (11th position) is a great return in our first season.

“Maybe there was a tinge of disappoint because we felt, come the end of the season, we were the team in form and could get something from every game. That stands us in good stead for next season.

“The vast majority of the squad will be coming back and hopefully we will be bringing in two players and look forward to trying to push on next season.”

Baker added: “We wanted to finish off with a win for Steve Easterbrook (former Chairman).

“He’s still going to be around the club and I’m sure I will still talk with him on a weekly basis.

“Steve has been brilliant and gave us the chance here when there probably wouldn’t have been many that would have done. He saw something in us and fortunately we’ve been able to repay that faith.

“Steve has been unbelievable to the club and got it into a position where it can move forward, and that’s all credit to him.

“What he has done in the background is nothing short of sensational.”