SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker has explained that the 1-0 win against Concord Rangers was exactly what the Rebels wanted on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

James Dobson scored the only goal in the game as Slough completed a hat-trick of wins in the National League South at Arbour Park.

It ends a three-match winless streak in the league and means the Rebels can take additional confidence into their FA Cup first round proper tie at Sutton United this Saturday.

Baker told the Observer: "It was important to try and get the win, three points and a clean sheet in the league before the FA Cup.

"It was a good win in a tight game. That's now three victorious and three clean sheets on the bounce at home, which is a real positive.

"Concord had two guilt-edged chances to equalise which they missed, one we got lucky with and the other we couldn't have done much about.

"They moaned about the penalty being given but the video shows it was conclusive.

"They're a good side but on the day we limited them to set-pieces while we created chances and should have got more goals to be fair, so I felt we deserved the win.

"It was a good win and exactly what we wanted, three points and a clean sheet in the league before the FA Cup."

The only goal in the game arrived inside four minutes when on-loan striker Matthew Stevens was upended in the box and Dobson fired the resulting spot-kick into the bottom left-hand corner.

Concord Rangers came close to equalising when hitting the post in the 14th minute, before Rebels centre back Mark Nisbet saw a shot cleared off the line minutes before the break.

The home side had the best chance of the second-half when Stevens headed just over the crossbar.

Slough had not won in three league matches but the victory at Arbour Park sees them move up one place to ninth position in the table.

Baker commented: "We had lost three in a row in the league but beat Eastbourne Borough in the FA Cup in between, so it was two games lost in a row as far as I'm concerned.

"We should have got something at Welling, we got what we deserved against St Albans and should have beaten Hemel Hempstead."