SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker felt Hereford striker Mike Symons deserved to be sent off today.

Symons was dismissed mid-way through the second half after allegedly raising his hands to an opponent.

Slough also finished with 10 men after Matt Lench received two yellow cards in the space of six minutes.

"As he was turning round, he kind of threw a punch and unfortunately it hit our centre-half," said Baker.

"It was stupid.

"The referee was literally watching and as soon as he did it, we knew he was off.

"As for ours, you could say the first one was a little bit harsh, but the second one was a yellow, so when you're on a booking it is what it is.

"I've got no complaints."

Slough won the game thanks to a breakaway goal from Lee Togwell on the stroke of half time.

"We came with a game plan that we wanted to win the game," said Baker.

"We came with two up front, but I don't think the game was that great in all honesty.

"I thought we were sloppy in the first half and could have kept the ball a bit better and I think the same for Hereford.

"It was one where we grounded it out and we got three points.

"I don't think we offered a lot going forward.

"It was a good break for our goal and I think it came from a Hereford free kick that hit the wall.

"It was a good strike from Floody and one of the central midfielders followed it in.

"Going 1-0 up at the break against the wind, we felt we could defend a little bit deeper in the second half and we thought it would be difficult for them to get in.

"I don't think our keeper has made many saves."

Slough are tipped to be one of the promotion contenders this season.

"We got into the play-offs last year and were right up at the top at the start," added Baker.

"We feel we could give anyone in this league a game, so we expect to be in and around it, but to win the league is very difficult.

"Hereford are rightly favourites, it's a fantastic club with fantastic support."