SLOUGH Town joint manager Neil Baker admitted his side were not at their best, but was pleased to return to winning ways following Tuesday's 1-0 home win against Welling United.

Rebels had lost their 10-match National League South unbeaten run with a 2-1 defeat at Oxford City on Saturday, but climbed to fourth in the table as Ben Harris's 74th-minute goal sealed victory at Arbour Park.

And Baker was relieved to pick up the win, commenting: "In recent weeks we've been good and we've been scoring a lot of goals, but we weren't great first half.

"The game was very stop-start, the referee was blowing up quite a bit. There wasn't an awful lot of action, but I thought we were always in control.

"I don't think they hurt us until the last minute when Jack (Turner) made a great save. I thought defensively we were good."

He continued: "It was all about reacting to the loss and picking up the three points, and while we know it wasn't great, we got there.

"We could have drawn the game and dropped two points, but we haven't, we've won the game and kept a clean sheet and we go away pleased.

"It's a tough league with no easy games, but we ground out a win and that's what you have to do if we want to have any ambitions of getting into the play-offs.

Next up for Slough is a home game against mid-table Chelmsford City, and Baker is expecting a difficult afternoon.

He admitted: "Chelmsford is a really tough game, they've had an indifferent season so far, but they've picked up a little bit recently.

"They had a great win at Tonbridge the other week when they were 1-0 down in the 92nd minute, and that kind of thing can sometimes change your momentum."