12:30PM, Friday 04 October 2019
They say two heads are better than one and Slough Town FC joint managers Jon Underwood and Neil Baker are certainly a winning combination.
The Rebels extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions with a remarkable 3-2 comeback against Dartford on Saturday.
After going two behind late inside the first half, goals from Dan Roberts, Matthew Lench and Ben Harris helped turn the game on its head and ensure Slough would secure their first ever victory against the Kent side, lifting the Rebels into sixth place in the National League South.
Now, joint-boss Underwood is aiming for promotion come the end of this year’s campaign, largely inspired by his side’s recent form.
“We finished just three points outside (the play offs) last season,” said Underwood.
“We were very pleased with that in our first year of this league, but when you get that close your aim has got to be to try and actually get into the play offs.
“It’s a very competitive league but with the strong form we’re on, there’s no reason why we can’t finish in those positions this year.”
Underwood has been at the helm of Slough Town with co-manager Baker for the past six years and believes that the partnership is proving to be a winning formula.
“We find it works. We've had some good success over the years together and have a good friendship,” he added.
“I wouldn’t really want to manage on my own to be honest and I think he’s the same. We both very much prefer working as a pair.”
Slough Town are in cup action tomorrow (Saturday) against Chippenham Town in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup. Kick off is at 3pm.
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