SLOUGH Town joint manager Jon Underwood is happy with a point after a 1-1 draw with Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels edged ahead through Matthew Lench in first-half injury-time but promotion rivals Havant equalised via substitute Alfie Rutherford just past the hour mark.

Underwood is pleased with the performance with Storm Dennis making conditions difficult and crucially the point keeps Slough in second place in the National League South.

He told the Observer: “I’m pleased with the performance. Having gone in front we tried to hold out and get the three points, but it was always going to be difficult because there was a wind blowing from one end to the other.

“We had the wind behind us in the first half and started really well with three or four opportunities in the first 20 minutes. We hit the post and had two near misses.

READ MORE: Promotion rivals Slough Town and Havant & Waterlooville draw at Arbour Park

“It was a tough game and clear that Havant wanted to get to half-time goalless and then try to win the match with the wind behind them in the second half.

“We managed to get the breakthrough in first-half injury-time which was a big boost going into half-time.

Slough Observer:

PHOTO: Matthew Lench scored the opening goal for Slough Town in the draw with Havant & Waterlooville.

“We knew that the second half would be difficult because Havant are a very experienced side with a lot of size and physicality.

“We knew that we would have to defend a lot of balls into the box, but one got through.

“It is not a bad point against a full-time side, and it keeps us right up there in the table. It keeps us level with them and overall, we are happy with the point.”

Slough make the trip to mid-table Chelmsford City this Saturday (3pm) before the return fixture at Havant next Wednesday (7.45pm).