SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker hailed the 'perfect' Bank Holiday weekend after his side kickstarted their National Two South campaign with back-to-back victories, writes Richard Ashton.

Winless in their opening five matches, Rebels built on their draws against Weymouth and Maidstone United with nerve-jangling 3-2 victories against Bath City and Dulwich Hamlet.

Things were not looking good going into the final stages of Slough's home game against City, but goals in the 87th and 93rd minutes from Manny Williams and Warren Harris helped them turn a corner.

And another late show on Monday – when Matt Lench struck the winner with an 87th-minute penalty at Dulwich – ensured Slough are now unbeaten in four and up to 15th in the nascent table.

A relieved Baker told the Observer: "It was the perfect weekend in terms of points and also performances, although after 87 minutes of Saturday not so much.

"We'd picked up more injuries and were all over the place with players out of position, but we worked hard and to win was great, especially with Warren Harris, whose in his eighth season with us, getting the winner.

"Scoring in the 87th and 93rd minutes when you haven't won was massive for us and a great way to get our first win.

"It relieved a little bit of the pressure which we put on ourselves and by scoring those two goals, it meant we were three games unbeaten."

He continued: "We took that momentum into Monday, and the only bit of critique I can give from the weekend was the goals we conceded against Dulwich which were a bit disappointing.

"But now we're four games unbeaten with eight points and four of them against two full-time sides, so it's looking much better."

Although only seven games have been played in the league, Slough sit three points outside both the play-offs and the relegation zone, and Baker believes the tightness of the division will continue throughout the season.

He commented: "The league is going to be very congested throughout, which is why we want to stay unbeaten and get two or three wins on the bounce.

"Everyone beats everyone, it's just that type of league, and we won't really look at the table until March. Last February it looked like there was no chance we'd get to the play-offs, but we had a good run and nearly got in. We want to hang in there."

Rebels face another busy few days with home fixtures against St Albans City tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) and second-placed Hemel Hempstead next Tuesday (7.45pm), and Baker is looking forward to the tasks at hand.

He concluded: "We want to try and stay unbeaten for as long as possible, but we have two tough games coming up.

"St Albans finished just above us last season and beat us and drew one, and having won their first game on Monday, they're confidence will be built up.

"Hemel Hempstead are a very strong side and have made an excellent start, but we'll work hardand see what happens."

Injury-hit Slough are likely to be without Guy Hollis and Sean Fraser, with doubts also looming over Williams, Ryan Bird and Ben Harris.